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Claim of Officer or Soldier for Invalid Pension - 24 Dec 1872 [2]
Surgeon's Certificate - 7 May 1873  [38]
Confirmation Document, Henry K. McConnell - 8 May 1873  [50]
Railroad Accident Inquiry - May-July 1873  [53]
Affidavit from A. H. Brandon - 25 Dec 1873  [22]
Confirmation Document, A. H Brandon - 24 Jan 1874  [49]
Surgeon's Certificate, Duplicate - 4 Sept 1875  [36]
Surgeon's Certificate - 4 Sept 1877  [37]
Declaration for the Increase of an Invalid Pension - 26 Dec 1884  [58]
Increase of Pension - 29 Apr 1885  [29]  (left leg, Surgeon Exam)
Surgeon's Certificate - 27 June 1888   [30]  (Left Leg)
Declaration for Increase of an Invalid Pension - 8 Jan 1889  [57]
Surgeon's Certificate - 9 Oct 1889  [31] (Left Leg, Left Arm, sore eyes, fever)
Affidavit from John Karn - 3 March 1890  [20]
Affidavit from David Shiverdecker - 5 March 1890  [21]
Declaration for Disability Pension - 21 Oct 1890  [41]
Confirmation David Shiverdecker & John Karn - 9 Apr 1891  [51]
Physician's Affidavit (Dr. Krester) - 25 Apr 1891  [44]
Affidavit from Dr. Hoover - 1893 [3-5]
Affidavit from Eli Wallace - 24 Feb 1893  [19], [48 (2 pgs)]
Invalid Pension - 31 Mar 1893  [39]
Affidavit from William Culbert - 21 Dec 1893  [3-3]
Affidavit from John Piles - 22 Dec 1893  [3-2]
Affidavit from M. G. Pippenger and Wm. O. Freeman - 22 Dec 1893  [3-4]
Affidavit from Caleb Worley - 23 Feb 1893 [18], [46 Additional Information]
Affidavit from Samuel Snyder - 24 Feb 1893  [17]
   - Bureau of Pension Form - 1 Dec 1893
Invalid Pension - 31 March 1893  [39]
Affidavits for Increase in Pension - Nov, Dec 1893   [3]
Title Page, Affidavits from Caleb Worley and Eli Wallace, 1 Dec 1893  [45]





 
    Affidavit from McHenry Owen - 16 Jan 1894 [47]
Affidavit from Dr. Hoover - 18 Jan 1894  [42]
Invalid Pension, Rejected - 16 Feb 1894  [40]
Declaration for the Increase of an Invalid Pension - 4 Sept 1895  [56]
Surgeon's Certificate - 5 Feb 1896  [32
   -  (left leg/ankle, Lungs, heart, stomach)
Declaration for Increase or Additional Pension - 16 Jan 1897  [54]
Surgeon's Certificate - 19 May 1897  [33]  (Many illnesses listed)
Questionnaire - 15 Jan/ 4 June 1898   [4]
For an Increase of Invalid Pension - 2 Feb 1903  [55]
Surgeon's Certificate - 5 Aug 1903  [34]
Surgeon's Certificate - 22 Aug 1906  [35]
Declaration for Pension - 10 March 1911   [5]
Confirmation of John M. Piles Physical Description - 25 Mar 1911  [52]
Pension Confirmation - 26 March 1913   [6]
Questionnaire - 2 Jan/ 8 June 1915   [7]
Death Record, John - (Submitted with Application) - 24 March 1919  [11]
Declaration for Widow's Pension - 2 Apr 1919  [23]
Marriage Record (Submitted with Application) - 4 Apr 1919  [10]
Affidavit - W.O. Freeman & John H. Cusick - 7 Apr 1919  [24]
Widow's Pension - 8 Apr 1919  [27]
Pension Index Card - 8 Apr 1919  [12]
Pension Certificate (John) 8-10 Apr 1919  [15]
Affidavit - Frank S. and Catherin L. Starry  10 Apr1919  [25]
Pension Drop Card, John - 14 Apr 1919  [8]
Affidavit - Jessie & Harry Rust - 14 May 1919  [26]
Pension Card, Sarah - 11 June 1919  [43]
Pension Office Notice - July 1926  [28]
Pension Drop Card, Sarah - 22 Sept 1928  [9]

 

Documents with no dates:
Pension General Index Card - ND  [13]
Pension Attorney Card  [16]
Pages with rubber stamps only  [14]
File Title Page   [1]

NARA Order Form - Wilma Haas Lucas - May 1985  S1,

    John M. Piles
Application No.  180.470
Certificate No.  127.509

Sarah Hamilton Piles 
Application No.  1139213
Certificate No.  871061

   

 

[1]File Title Page - Doc1501.pdf, page 2 
THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
CERT. NO. 871.061  [Sarah]
PENSIONER:   Sarah E./ Widow of
Veteran:  John M. Piles
Can No. 65370  Bundle No. 8
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[2]Claim of Officer or Soldier for Invalid Pension - 24 Dec 1872 -   
Page 1 -

[Published by ROBERT CLARKE & CO., Law Publishers, 65 West Fourth St., Cincinnati.]

Claim of Officer or Soldier for Invalid Pension

Rubber Stamp top right:  Department of The Interior/ Pension Office. Jan 13 1873

The State of Ohio, County of Darke  SS.
On this 24th day of December, A.D., 1872 per-
sonally appeared before (1) Mr. Hamilton Slade Clerk of the Court of Com Pleas
a Court of Record within and for said county, John M. Piles
aged 32 years, a resident of Arcanum, in the county of
Darke, and State of Ohio, who, being firs duly sworn ac-
cording to law, declares that he is the identical John M. Piles,
who enlisted in the service of the United States, at Pyrmount,
in the County of Montgomery, and the State of Ohio,
on the thirtieth day of October, in the year 1861, as a
Private in Company E, commanded by Captain
W. H. Callender, in the 71st Regiment of Ohio
Vol. Inf, commanded by Col. K. Mason
in the war of 1861, and was honorably discharged on the Thirtieth (30) day of
November A.D. 1865, as will appear by his certificate of discharge herewith
presented.  (2)
[Two empty lines]
That while in the service aforesaid, and in the line of his duty, (3) while being transported
with his company and Reg from Huntsville ??? New Market East Tenn
??? for ???, on the 14th day of Feb 1865, his train was thrown from
the tract by a rail having been removed by rebel cavalry, that the
car in which he was riding was wrecked and in the crash the
small bone of his left leg was broken just above the ankle and
the upper portion sliced down past the end of the C??? piece
and the ankle dislocated, that the limb and ankle persist
and on account thereof deformence and to a great extent
disabled, that these causes continue to give much Constant
pain and that the limb is thereby So disabled that he
cannot perform the manual labor of his usual occupation
of farming and that he has been compelled thereby to abandon this
said occupation.
That he has not been in any active ?? Service of the U.S. since his discharge ??
   That since leaving the service he has resided at Arcanum, in the
State of Ohio, and his occupation has been House Painting
   He makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the Invalid Pension Roll of
the United States, on account of the disability above stated.

                                                                     John M. Piles (Signature)

   Also, on the same day, personally appeared N. A. Hoover and
Frederick Trowbridge, residents of said county of Darke
persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly

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sworn, say that they were present and saw John m. Piles sign his name
(4) to the foregoing declaration:  and they further
swear that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the applicant, and their
acquaintance with him; that he is the identical person he represents himself to be, and who
served as stated in his declaration; that his habits since he left the service have been good, and
his occupation has been that of House Painting; and that they have no
interest in the prosecution of this claim.
                                                                          N. A. Hoover (Signature)
                                                                          Frederick Trowbridge (Signature)

   Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 24th day of December,
A. D. 1872; and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prose-
cution of this claim.

                                                 Witness my signature and the seal of said Court, at
                                                 Greenville Ohio, this day and year aforesaid
                                                        Hamilton Slade Clerk Court
                                                        of Common Pleas Darke County Ohio

[The remainder of the form has no entries]

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Rubber Stamp top right:  Department of The Interior/ Pension Office. Jan 13 1873

Know all Men by these Presents, That I, John
M. Piles, of Arcanum, in the County of Darke, and State of Ohio, do hereby constitute and appoint H. K. McConnell, my true and lawful Agent....and Attorney...., for me and in my name to prosecute the claim presented by me
for an invalid pension; and I do hereby authorize my said Attorney ....to examine the pa-
pers, documents and records relating to my said claim, which may be found in any Depart-
ment or Office of the Government; to appoint one or more persons to assist him in the
business aforesaid; to file additional evidence or arguments when necessary; to receive the
certificate which may issue in my name upon said claim; and to do any and all lawful acts
necessary in effecting the object of his said appointment.

                              In testimony whereof, I hereto set my hand and seal, this
                              24th day of December, A. D. 1872
          Executed in presence of
N. A. Hoover (Signature)                     John M. Piles (Signature ?)    [L. S.]
Frederick Trowbridge (Signature)

The State of Ohio, County of Darke, SS.
     On this twenty fourth day of December, A. D.
1872 before the undersigned authority within and for said County, personally came
John M. Piles, and acknowledged the signing and sealing of the
foregoing Power of Attorney, for the purposes therein expressed.
                        Witness my hand (9), the
                         day and year aforesaid.

                                                 Hamilton Slade Clerk of the
                                                 Court of Common Pleas
                                                                          Dark Co O

[The remainder of the form has no entries]

 

Doc1469.pdf

Doc1501.pdf, p 14-16
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Military Record: John M. Piles - Claim of Officer or Soldier for Invalid Pension, 24 Dec 1872. NARA Civil War Service Records. Wilma Haas Lucas Papers. Transcription by Walt Robbins, Jr., ID0001, Feb 2013.  Acc002557/Doc1469.pdf

 

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[3]Affidavits for Increase in Pension - Nov, Dec 1893 -   
Page 1, Column One -

4 enclosures, L.J.W.  7

Rcvd Division/ Dec 2 1893/  943984

Department of the Interior,
Bureau of Pensions,
Washington, D. C., Nov 28, 1893
   Respectfully returned to the officer in charge
of the Record and Pension Office, War Depart-
ment, requesting a fully military and medical
history
of the soldier.
   Please examine all records likely to afford
any information as to diseases, wounds, or inju-
ries incurred by him while in the service.

Claim No.  127509
Name  John M. Piles
Co. E 71 Regt. Ohio Inf
?? Lochorn, Commissioner.
12088-100,000     6-843

(See Doc1501.pdf, page 9)  S2,

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Address:  "Chief of the Record and Pension Office,
War Department, Washington D.C."

Record and Pension Office,
War Department
Respectfully returned to the
Commissioner of Pensions.
John M. Piles
Co. E, 71 Reg't Ohio Inf
was enrolled Oct 30, 1861, and M. O. Nov 30, 1865 [M.O. = Mustered Out]
From En, 186_, to Mo, 186_,
held the rank of Pvt.
and during that period the rolls show him present
except as follows
Aug 30/62 absent on
furlough.
Re-enlisted Jan 14/64.

(See Doc1501.pdf, page 9)  S2,

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The medical records show him treated as follows
as J. M. Piles, Pvt, Co. E,
71 Ohio ??? July 8 to Aug
4/62 Pneumonia, ret'd
to duty.
Nothing additional found

(See Doc1501.pdf, page 10)  S2,

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Circular Rubber Stamp:  - U S Pension Office/ Dec/4/1893
By Authority of the Secretary of War:
J. C. Anesworth
Colonel, U.S. Army, Chief of Office
Per ?
Washington, D. C., Dec 2 1893
(Commissioner of Pensions)
(280)

(See Doc1501.pdf, page 10)  S2,

[3-2]Page 2 - (General Affidavit from John M. Piles) - 22 Dec 1893 -

Inc.                  No. 127.509
GENERAL AFFIDAVIT
State of Ohio, County of Montgomery, SS:
      In the matter of the claim for Increase of Pension of
John M. Piles  Co E 71 Ohio,
      ON THIS 22 day of December A.D. 1893; personally appeared before me a
Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths
John M Piles aged 53 years, a resident of Dayton
in the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio.
whose Post Office address is 22 Cyrus St Dayton O.
well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declared in relation to
aforesaid case as follows:
(NOTE-Affiants should state how they gain a knowledge of the facts to which they testify.)
           I am the applicant herein
and have furnished all the medical
testimony that I can, the physicians
who have treated me, and whose affidavits
I have not filed are dead x and I offer
herewith in lieu of medical evidence the affidavits
of neighbors fellow-workmen and friends x
        The foregoing was reduced to writing in my
presence, from my oral testaments x

John M. Piles  (Signature)

(Doc1501.pdf, p 20  S2)

State of Ohio County of Montgomery SS:
Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiant  , and I certify that I read said
affidavit to said affiant, including the words (Blank) erased, and
the words (Blank)
added, and acquainted him with its contents before he executed the same.  I further certify
That I am in nowise interested in said case,  nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiant
he is personally known to me and that he is a credible person.
Witness my hand and seal of office, this 22 day of December 1893
Albert J Dwyer (Signature)
Notary Public
(Doc1501.pdf, p 21  S2) - (This section not included on Doc1471.pdf)

Additional Evidence
Claim of
John M. Piles
Co E 71st O.
Affidavit of/ Claimant
Increase  No. 127509
Filed by Harry F. Nolan,/ Pension Attorney/ Dayton, O.
Round Rubber Stamp:  US Pension Office/ G/ Dec 28 1893
(Doc1501.pdf, p 21  S2) - (This section not included on Doc1471.pdf)

[3-3]Page 3 - (General Affidavit from William Culbert) - 21 Dec 1893 -

Inc. G?? Law                    No. 127.509
GENERAL AFFIDAVIT.
State of Ohio, County of Montgomery, SS:
      In the matter of the claim for increase of pension of
John M. Piles, Co E 71st Ohio
      ON THIS 21 day of December A.D. 1893; personally appeared before me a
Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths
William Culbert aged 53 years, a resident of Dayton
in the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio
whose Post Office address is 134 Conover St. Dayton O.
well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declared in relation to
aforesaid case as follows:
(NOTE-Affiants should state how they gain a knowledge of the facts to which they testify.)

I was second sargent of Co E 71, Ohio
the same Company and regiment what the applicant
John M. Piles served in, and I knew him very
well during the service x  I know that while
our Company was Dechard Tenn, during the Atlanta
Campaign, that an order was issued to the effect
that all soldiers who had been vaccinated, and whose
vaccination had not taken should be vaccinated
again, I know that said Piles was one of these
and that he was vaccinated, in a few days
after said piles was vaccinated his arm (left) became
very sore, and for a long time he was relieved
from duty, I know that said Piles' arm ???
completely healed up during his service, I have
known said Piles since his return from service and
I know that his arm is still sore x  I testify
from personal observation, having been in a position
to know and see what I have stated x
     The foregoing was reduced to writing from
my oral statements, in my presence, and was
read to me before I signed them

I further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned
in its prosecution.
Signature Of William Culbert

Lower right Corner:  Circular Rubber Stamp:  U S Pension Office./ Dec/23/1893

(Doc1501.pdf, p 22  S2)

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The following is not included in Doc1471:

(Notary Statement and Title Page)
State of Ohio County of Montgomery SS:
Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiant, and I certify that I read said
affidavit to said affiant, including the words (Blank) erased, and
the words (Blank)
added, and acquainted him with its contents before he executed the same.  I further certify
that I am in nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiant
is personally known to me and that he is a credible person.
Witness my hand and seal of office this 21 December 1893
Wm G. Grizell/ Notary Public

Additional Evidence
Claim of/ John M. Piles/ Co D 71 Ohio
Affidavit of Wm H. Culbert
Increase  No. 127.509
Filed by/ Harry F. Nolan/ Pension Attorney/ Dayton, O.

(Doc1501.pdf, p 23  S2)

Notes:
1.  A Corporal William H. Culbert is listed in Co. E of the 71st OVI - He is listed as a casualty by Colonel McConnell, Sept 1864  S3 p 185   |  
 

[3-4]Page 4 - (General Affidavit From M. G. Pippenger and Wm O. Freeman) - 22 Dec 1893 -

Increase                 No. 127509
GENERAL AFFIDAVIT.
State of Ohio County of Montgomery, SS:
              In the matter of the claim for increase of pension of
John M. Piles Co E 71st Ohio
      ON THIS 22 day of December A.D. 1893; personally appeared before me a
Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths
M.G. Pippenger and Wm O. Freeman aged 56, & 45 years respectively residents of Dayton
in the county of Montgomery and State of Ohio
whose Post Office address are 1554 W 1st St,   1540 W 1st St Dayton O respectively
well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declared in relation to
aforesaid case as follows:
(NOTE-Affiants should state how they gain a knowledge of the facts to which they testify.)
We have been well and intimately acquainted
with John M Piles, the applicant herein, ever since
immediately after the close of the war during this
time we have lived in the same neighborhood and
have been in position to see him off and on pretty near every
day, and have worked with him on the same jobs
with him, said Piles is a painter by trade x Ever since
his return from the service he has suffered from a want
of strength in his left arm, he having a running sore on said
arm which he informed us was the result of being vaccinated
While he was in the army, he complained that his arm
hurt him so that he was not able to work, and we have
frequently seen him when he was unable to work, said
Piles has the appearances of a man who is wasting away
as if his very life was oozing out of said running sore
on his arm x said Piles is a man of good habits
and ambitions after working when he was physically
unable x We believe that we can honestly say that said
Piles ever since his return from the army has been at least
one half disabled to perform manual labor, or work at
his trade by reason of the condition of his said left arm x
   We state the foregoing from personal observation being as
we have said neighbors, friends and fellow workmen
    The foregoing statements were reduced to writing
from our oral statements and reduced to writing in
our presence, and read to us before we signed the
same x
We further declare that we have no interest in said case and are not concerned
in its prosecution. 

Signature:  Michael G. Pippenger
Signature:  William O. Freeman
(Doc1501.pdf, p 28  S2)

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(The following not included in Doc1471.pdf) - (Notary Statement and Title Page)

Notary Statement:
State of Ohio County of Montgomery SS:
Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiant, and I certify that I read said
affidavit to said affiant, including the words (Blank) erased, and
the words (Blank)
added, and acquainted them with its contents before they executed the same.  I further certify
that I am in nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiant
are personally known to me and that they are credible person.
Witness my hand and seal of office this 22 December 1893
Albert J Dwyer/ Notary Public

Title Page:
Additional Evidence/ Claim of/
John M Piles/ Co D 71 O.
Affidavit of/ M G Pippenger/ Wm O Freeman
Inc.   No. 127.509
Filed by/ Harry F. Nolan,/ Pension Attorney,/ Dayton, O.
(Doc1501.pdf, p 29  S2)

[3-5]Page 5 - (General Affidavit from Dr. Hoover) - 1893

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT
Circular Rubber Stamp in upper right corner - unreadable
State of Ohio, County of Montgomery, SS:
    In the matter of John M Piles Pension Act  June 27 1890
Pr Co E 71 Ohio Inf  No. Cert 127.509
    On this ___ day of ____, A.D. 1893 personally appeared before me
_________ in and for the aforesaid County duly authorized to administer
oaths John M Piles aged 53 years, a resident of Cyrus St W 20 Dayton
in the County of Montgomery and State of Ohio
well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declared in relation to afore-
said case as follows:
NOTE-Affiants should state how they gain a knowledge of the facts to which they testify.
Claimant john M Piles
states under oath that he is depending and is
in need he states that he has been sick for over
five months and is treated by Dr. Hoover of
Dayton Ohio he further state that he has family
depending on him for support and is only
Rising four Da?. under the ??? Lan he state
that he has filed his claim under the Act June 27. 1890
Feb. 6 1890 and has been examined July 8 1891

Statement of Dr. Hoover Dayton O
This is to certify that I have know Mr. Piles for a number of years and
have frequently given him med. treatment and that I have recently made
a thorough examination of his case and find that he is suffering  from
chronic bronchitis and consolidation of the lung tissue with free p??? discharge
from the lungs and bronchitis.  I consider him totally disable for
Manual labor and in need of the best of care and constant
medical treatment
Signature of Dr. Hoover (very faint)
Graduate Med. Col. of Ohio Class '70
His Post-Office address is No. 20. Cyrus St Dayton Ohio
and he further declare that he has no interest in said case and the he concerned
in its prosecution
Signature of E. C Hoover, M.D.
Physician off for dis. of lungs in 93 d/ prior --
(Doc1501.pdf, page 26  S2)

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The following not included in Doc1471.pdf  (Notary Statement and Title Page)
Notary Statement:
State of Ohio County of Montgomery SS:
Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiant, and I certify that I read said
affidavit to said affiant, including the words (Blank)
erased, and
the words (Blank)
added, and acquainted him with its contents before he executed the same.  I further certify
that I am in nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiant
is personally known to me and that a credible person.
A N D???/ Deputy Clerk
(Rest of Notary Statement is not used)
Round Rubber Stamp:  US Pension Office/ Jan 21 1893

Title Page:
? W. 127.509
Additional Evidence/ Claim of
John M Piles/ Pr Co. E 71 Ohio Inf
Dt June 27, 1890
Affidavit of/ Claimant/ W 2 Cypress St/ Dayton Ohio
Dependency Claim
Filed by/ J. W. Fitzgerald,/ U.S. Claim Agent,/ National Military Home, O.
Round Rubber Stamp:  US Pension Office/ E/ Jan 21 1893
(Doc1501.pdf, p 27  S2)

Military Record: John M. Piles - Affidavits for Invalid Pension. Nov, Dec 1893. NARA Civil War Service Records. Wilma Haas Lucas Papers. Transcription by Walt Robbins, Jr., ID0001, Feb 2013.  Acc002559/Doc1471.pdf

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[4]Questionnaire - 15 Jan/ 4 June 1898 -   
940
3--402
Certificate No. 127509
Name:  John M Piles
Department of the Interior,
Bureau of Pensions,
Washington, D. C., January 15, 1898.

SIR:
   In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your next
quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular to him with
replies to the questions enumerated below.
                            Very Respectfully,
                                            Signature, Commissioner
Name (unreadable)
?? Pension Agent,
Columbus, Ohio

First.  Are you married?  If so, please state your wife's full name and her maiden name.
Answer.  Yes - Sarah - Elizabeth Hamilton

Second.  When, where, and by whom were you married?
Answer.  March the 17th 1864 By Rev Hamma at Lewisburg Preble Co O

Third.  What record of marriage exists?
Answer.  I have a Marriage Certificate

Fourth.  Were you previously married?  If so, please state the name of your former wife and the
date and place of her death or divorce.
Answer.   Left blank

Fifth.  Have you any children living?  If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth.
Answer.  One Boy - O. K. Piles Borned Feb 13th 1867 and one
girl Jessie K Piles Borned Oct 9th 1881

                                  John. M Piles
                                    (Signature)
Date of reply, June 4th, 1898
0-8     5801b750ml-96

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Military Record. John M. Piles. Civil War Pension, Questionnaire, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, NARA Civil War Records. Wilma Haas Lucas Papers, 4 June 1898.  Transcription by Walt Robbins, Jr., ID0001, Feb 2013.  Acc002560/Doc1472.pdf.

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[5]Declaration for Pension - 10 March 1911 -    
Page 1 - (Title Page) -

a  B. 1
Act of February 6, 1907
Claim for Pension
JO
Certificate No. 127509
Name, John M Piles
Service, Co E 71st O.V.I.

Double Round Rubber Stamp:  Record/ Division/ Mar/ 16/ 1911

INSTRUCTIONS
   This form may be used for original pension, or in-
crease of pension.
   Declaration and testimony in support of same to be
executed before some officer of a court of record
having custody of its seal, a notary public, justice of
the peace, or other officer authorized to administer
oaths for general purposes.  If such officer is not
required by law to have and use a seal, his official
character, signature, and term of office must be
certified by the proper State, county, or city officer
under his official seal, unless such certificate has
been filed in the Bureau of Pensions for general
reference  .

Filed by
STATE COMMISSIONER OF SOLDIERS' CLAIMS
STATE HOUSE,
COLUMBUS, OHIO
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Circular Rubber Stamp, bottom right:  Mar/ 15/ 1911/ K
 
(Doc1501.pdf, p 19  S2)

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STATE OF OHIO
DEPARTMENT OF SOLDIERS' CLAIMS
STATE HOUSE -- COLUMBUS

Act of February 6, 1907
DECLARATION FOR PENSION
The Pension Certificate should not be forwarded with the application

STATE OF OHIO
County of Cuyahoga    SS.
   On this 10th day of March, A. D. one thousand nine hundred and Eleven
personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the county
and State aforesaid, John M Piles, who being duly sworn according to law,
declares that he is 70 years of age, and a resident of Cleveland
county of Cuyahoga, State of Ohio, and that he is the
identical person who was ENROLLED at Pyrmont, Montgomery County, Ohio under the name of
John M Piles, on the 28th day of November, 1861
as a Private, in Volunteer 71st O. V. I. Company E
in the service of the United States, in the Civil war, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED
at San Antonia, Teas, on the 23rd day of October 1865
That he also served   [Blank]
That he was not employed in the military or naval service of the United States otherwise than as stated
above.  That his personal description at enlistment was as follows:  Height, 5 feet 5 inches;
complexion, Fair; color of eyes, Hazel; color of hair, brown; that his occu-
pation was Farmer; that he was born August 26th 1840, at Louisburg Preble County, Ohio
   That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows:  Pyrmont, Ohio
1872.  Arcanum, Ohio 1884, Dayton, Ohio 1910, Cleveland
Ohio
   That he is Now a pensioner.  That he has ....heretofore applied for pension
   Pension certificate No. 127409  Rate per month $14.00
   That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of he United States
under the provisions of the act of February 6, 1907.  He hereby appoints Wm. A. Taylor, State Commissioner of
Soldiers' Claims of Ohio, State House, Columbus, his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim (without
fee).
   That his post-office address is 3524 Krather Road, S.W. Cleveland
County of Cuyahoga State of Ohio
   Two witnesses who can write, sign here, if claimant signs by mark
John M. Piles
(Claimant's signature in full.)
Round Rubber Stamp, Lower left corner:  U. S./ Pension/ Office/ Mar/ 14/ 1911

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Also personally appeared John P. Nye, residing in Cleveland, Ohio
and Harry J Rust, residing in Cleveland, Ohio, persons whom I
certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were
present and saw John M Piles, the claimant, sign his name (or make his mark)
to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the claimant
and their acquaintance with him of 5 years and 10 years respectively, that he is the identical
person he represents himself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
                                  John F. Nye (Signature)
                                  Harry J. Rust (Signature)
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 10th day of March, A. D. 1911
and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made
known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, including the words
Louisburg and John M. Piles, erased,
and the words John F. Nye, added;
and that I have no interested, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
                           Harry JW Estes (Signature)
                           Notary Public

(Rubber Stamp):
Validity accepted
as to execution
S. A. ??day.
Chief ?? ???
????

The remainder of the form is unused

(Bottom of Page):

The Act of February 6, 1907, REQUIRES in the case of a soldier:
   1.  An honorable discharge (but the certificate need not be filed unless called for.)
   2.  A minimum service of ninety days in War of Rebellion or 60 days if in War with Mexico.
   3.  The rates under the act are graded from $12 to $20, and are not affected by the rank held.
   4.  A pensioner under prior laws may apply under this one, or a pensioner under this one may apply under other laws, but
he cannot draw more than ONE pension for the same period.

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Military Record: Declaration for Pension, John Milton Piles, ID1278. 10 March 1911. Department of the Interior, Pension Office. NARA Civil War Pension Files. Wilma Haas Lucas Papers. Transcription by Walt Robbins, Jr., ID0001, Feb 2013.  Acc002561/Doc1473.pdf

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[6]Pension Confirmation - 26 March 1913 -   
(Upper Right, Rubber Stamp):  ??/ Apr 18 19?/ ??
(Vertically at left side of form):  Former payments covering any portion of the same time to be deducted
ACT OF MAY 11, 1912. [Sherwood Act]
13-695
No. 127, 509      Reissue
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF PENSIONS

    It is herby certified That in conformity with the laws of the
United States John M. Piles
who was a Private Co. E 71" Regiment Ohio Infantry
is entitled to
a pension at the rate of Twenty-five dollars per month, from
August 26, 1915

Given at the Department of the Interior this
twenty-sixth day of March
one thousand nine hundred and thirteen
and of the Independence of the United States
of America the one hundred and thirty-seventh
Signed, Secretary of the Interior

Countersigned, J. L. Davenport, Commissioner of Pensions/ D.R.
 

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Military Record: Pension Confirmation, 26 Mar 1913. John Milton Piles, ID1278. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions. NARA Civil War Pension Files. Wilma Haas Lucas Papers. Transcription by Walt Robbins, Jr., ID0001, Feb 2013.  Acc002562/Doc1474.pdf

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[7]Pension Questionnaire 2 Jan/ 8 June 1915 -   
3-889
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF PENSIONS
WASHINGTON, D. C.,  January 2, 1915
SIR:  Please answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below.  The information
is requested for future use, and may be of great value to your widow or children.  Use the inclosed
envelope, which requires no stamp.
Very respectfully,
Signature, Commissioner

(Circular Rubber Stamp)  U.S./ Pension/ Office/ M/ Jun/10/1915

(Typed):
JOHN M PILES
CLEVELAND OHIO

127509     ACT MAY
3524 KRATHER ROAD S W

No. 1.  Date and place of birth?  Answer. August 26 - 1840 Lewisburg O
     The name of organizations in which you served?  Answer.  71 OVI
No. 2.  What was your post office at enlistment?  Answer.  Pyrmont Montgomery Co O
No. 3.  State your wife's full name and her maiden name.  Answer.  Sarah E Piles (Hamilton)
No. 4.  When, where, and by whom were you married?  Answer.  March 17 18 Sept --
Lewisburg O.  Rev Hamma
No. 5.  Is there any official or church record of your marriage?  Yes
If so, where?  Answer.  Eaton O.
No. 6.  Were you previously married?  [Left Blank}
No. 7. If your present wife was married before her marriage to you, . . . [Left Blank]
No. 8.  Are you now living with your wife, or has there been a separation?  Answer.  Yes, am still
living with wife
No. 9.  State the names and dates of birth of all your children, living or dead.  Answer.
OK. Piles Borned ["ed" crossed out] Feb 13 1867
Lola M Piles Born Sept 12 1868 (Dead)
Jessie K Piles Oct 9 1881

Date.  June 8 1915       (Signature)  John M Piles

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Military Record: Pension Questionnaire, 8 June 1915. John Milton Piles, ID1278. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions. NARA Civil War Pension Files. Wilma Haas Lucas Papers. Transcription by Walt Robbins, Jr., ID0001, Feb 2013.  Acc002563/Doc1475.pdf

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[8]Pension Drop Card John Milton 14 Apr 1919 -    
(Misc. markings at top of card):  CET/ 3-888/ W.O.
(Running vertically at left side of card):  PLATE DESTROYED

3-1081
PENSIONER DROPPED
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF PENSIONS
Apr 14 1919
Certificate No. 127.509
Class:  Act May 11, 1912
Pensioner  John M Piles
Service  E 71" Ohio
The Commissioner of Pensions.
Sir:
   I have the honor to report that the name of
the above-described pensioner what was last
paid at $40, to Mar 4 1919
has this day been dropped from the roll be-
cause of death Mch 24-1919
JOHN M PILES
CLEVELAND  OHIO
127509       ACT MAY
3524 KRATHER ROAD S W
Very respectfully,
Signature/ Chief, Finance Division
NOTE:  Every name dropped to be thus reported at
once, and when cause of dropping is death, state date
of death when known.              6-2249
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Military Record: Pension Drop Card, 14 Apr 1919. John Milton Piles, ID1278. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions. NARA Civil War Pension Files. Wilma Haas Lucas Papers. Transcription by Walt Robbins, Jr., ID0001, Feb 2013.  Acc002564/Doc1476.pdf

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[9]Pension Drop Card Sarah  22 Sept 1928 -    
SARAH E PILES
CLEVELAND OHIO      871061    JULY 26 WID
3726 W 36TH ST

3-1081
DROP REPORT---PENSIONER
(Several empty lines)
Class  SEC.  W

RECORD DIVISION
(Nothing Recorded)

FINANCE DIVISION
SEP 22 1928
   The name of the above-described pensioner who
was last paid at the rated of $50 per month
to AUG 1928, has this day
been dropped from the roll because of death
Aug. 20, 1928
Signature/ Chief, Finance Division
6- 2249  U. S. Government Printing Office  1927

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Military Record: Pension Drop Card, 22 Sept 928. John Milton Piles, ID1278. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions. NARA Civil War Pension Files. Wilma Haas Lucas Papers. Transcription by Walt Robbins, Jr., ID0001, Feb 2013.  Acc002565/Doc1477.pdf

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[10]Marriage Record - Form obtained 4 Apr 1919 - Marriage:  18 March 1864 -
Prob. 656-K            8-2-4  Barrett Brothers, Publishers, Springfield, Ohio

Certified Copy of Marriage Record    (Rubber Stamp, upper right)  Apr 18 1919/ Division [rest unreadable]
Probate Court, Preble County, Ohio
Entry    March 14" 1864
Marriage License was this day granted to John M. Piles
and Sarah Elizabeth Hamilton
Leo. W. Thompson/ Probate Judge

Marriage Certificate     No.  Blank
The State of Ohio, Preble County.
      I do Hereby Certify, that on the 18" day of March A. D. 1864.
I solemnized the marriage of Mr. John M. Piles
with Sarah E. Hamilton
                        M. W. Hamma/ Minister of the Gospel

The State of Ohio, Preble County
      I the undersigned Judge and Ex-officio Clerk of the Probate Court, within
and for said County, do hereby certify the foregoing to be a full and complete
transcript from the Record of Marriages, Vol. 2, Page 331.,
required by the Laws of Ohio to be kept in the Probate Court of said County.

WITNESS my signature and the seal of said Court, at
Eaton Ohio, this 4" day of
April A. D. 1919
A. D. Davis/ Judge and ex-officio Clerk of the Probate Court of said county
(Bottom right of form, two rubber stamps):
1.  Circular Stamp:  U. S./ Pension/ Office/ K/ Apr/ 8/ 1919
2.  Double Rectangular Stamp:  Civil War/ Division/ APR 18 1919
 

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Marriage Record. John Milton Piles and Sarah Hamilton, 18 March 1864. Certified Copy of Marriage Record (photocopy). Preble County Probate Court. Original Data: Preble County, Ohio Record of Marriages, Vol. 2, Page 331. Wilma Haas Lucas Papers. Transcription by Walt Robbins, Jr., ID0001, Feb 2013.  Acc002567/Doc1478.pdf

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[11]Death Record for John Milton Piles - Part of Civil War Pension Papers - 24 Mar 1919 -
(Extract)

Department of Public Welfare/ Division of Health/ Bureau of Vital Statistics
City of Cleveland/ State of Ohio
No. 13016   Registered No. 3362
Copy of Death Certificate/ Registration District No. 8116/ Primary Registration District No. 5018
Place of Death:  3524 Krather St  6 Ward
Full Name:  John M. Piles          Rubber Stamp at right:  "APR 18 1919"

Personal and Statistical Particulars
Male, White, Married
Date of Birth:  Aug 26 1840, Ohio    Age at death:  78 yrs, 6 mo, 26 days
Occupation:  Retired
Father:  Jessie Piles - Birthplace unknown
Mother:  Mary Williams, born Ohio
Informant:  Sarah Piles, 3524 Krather
Filed Mar 25 1919, Signed by Registrar

Medical Certificate of Death
Date of Death:  24 Nov 1919
Cause of Death:  Hemorrhage Cerebral - Contributory Cause:  ???
Signed by Walter M. Beecher, M.D./ 25 March 1919/ Gives Address
Place of Burial:  BR Hts [Brooklyn Heights]
Date of Burial:  27 Nov 1919
Undertaker:  O ? Spaulding/ 3848 W 25

 

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Death Record: John M. Piles, ID1278, 24 Mar 1919, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Dept of Public Welfare/Bureau of Vital Statistics, Cleveland, Ohio, No. 13016. Wilma Haas Lucas Papers. Transcription by Walt Robbins, Jr., ID0001, Feb 2013.  Acc002568/Doc1479.pdf

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[12]Pension Card 8 April 1919 -
Extract
DEAD
Name of Soldier:  Piles, John M.
Service:  Late rank:  [blank]  Co. E 71  Regt Ohio Inf.
Term of Service:  [Blank]
Date of Filing:  1873, Jan. 13/ 1911 Mar 14 - Class:  Invalid - Application No:  180.470 - Law:  Age/J - Certificate No:  127.509
Date of Filing:  1919, April 8 - Class:  Widow - Application No:  1139213 - Law:  ?? Sep - Certificate No:  871061
Died:  March 24, 1919, at Cleveland, Ohio
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Civil War Pension Card. Original Data: NARA, Civil War Pensions, T289, Roll 412 - John M Piles Ohio Infantry Reg 71, Co E, Private. http://www.fold3.com/image/#1|5829195  accessed 14 Feb 2013.  Extract by Walt Robbins, Jr., Feb 2013.  Acc001024/Doc1480.pdf

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[13]Pension General Index Card - ND -
Extract:
Piles, John M.
Co. C, 71 Ohio Infantry
Pvt Pvt

GENERAL INDEX CARD
This card must not be taken from the files
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Military Record: John M.. Piles - alphabetical card index to the compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers belonging to units from the State of Ohio. NARA, M532_0084. http://www.fold3.com/image/#288639683  accessed 14 Feb 2013. Extract by Walt Robbins, Jr., Feb 2013.  Acc002569/Doc1481.pdf

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[14]Pages with Rubber Stamps Only -
Page 4:
1 - (Upper Left Corner)   Law Division/ Apr 9 1919/ Unreadable
2-  (Upper Left Corner)  ???/ Apr 18 1919/ Unreadable
3 - (Bottom Left Corner)  Record/ Apr 10 1919/ Division
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Page 8:
1 - "Section Seven/ Received/ Apr 23 1919/ Disbursing Office
2 - Finance Division/ Apr 24 1919/ Bureau of Pensions
Page 25:
1 - Oval, upper left corner:  Apr 10 1919
2 - Oval, upper right corner:  Law Division/ Apr 9 1919/ Received
3 - Double Rectangle, upper right corner:  Civil ???/ Apr 18 1919/ Division
4 - Round, lower left corner:  US Pension Office/ K/ Apr 8 1919
 
 
 
 

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[15]Pension Certificate (John) 8-10 Apr 1919 (Rubber Stamps) -
Rubber Stamps, Upper Left Corner:
1.  Double rectangle:  Apr 18 1919/ Division
2.  Law Division/ Apr 9 1919/ Received

Statement on form:  That section forty-seven hundred and forty-five, title fifty-seven of the Revised Statutes of the United States is hereby ammended to read as follows:
    Sec. 4145.  -  10 Lines/ Approved February 28, 1883.

No. 127.509
Pension Certificate of
John M. Piles
Payable Quarterly/ by the/
U.S. Pension Agent [Crossed out]
Disbursing Clerk, Bureau of Pensions [Typed in]
?ormer agency Columbus
Ennis/ Clerk
Oval rubber stamp:  Record/ Apr 10 1919/ Divi

Rubber Stamps, Lower left corner:
1.  Oval:  Record/ Apr 10 191?/ Division
2.  Round:  U.S. Pension Office/ K/ Apr 8 1919

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[16]Pension Attorney Card -
Applicant's Address
John M. Piles
Arcanum Darke Co. Ohio
Attorney's Address
H. K. McConnell
Greenville Darke Co. Ohio
---------------------------
Robert Clarke & Co.
Law Publishers, Booksellers and Stationers
65 West Fourth Street,
Cincinnati, O.
(Copyrighted)
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[17]General Affidavit, Samuel Snyder 24 Feb 1893 -
Page 30:

General Affidavit
State of Ohio/ County of Montgomery } SS:
In the matter of the claim for pension of John M. Piles
No. 127.509
of (Blank) of Company # - 71st
Regiment Ohio Infantry Volunteers.  On this 24 day of
February 1893, personally came before me a Notary Public in and for said
County and State, Samuel Snyder
I am 65 years, and a Citizen of the County of Montgomery
and State of Ohio and that my Post-Office address is
1837 W. 3rd St Dayton Ohio

I have known the claimant herein
ever since he was a boy nine (9) years
of age for I took him to raise at that
age and he lived with me till he
enlisted in the above named service
Before his said service he was stout and
hardy and could do more than the average
amount of hard labor; and when he
returned from the service at time of discharge
he was completely broken in health and was
totally disabled for manual labor for a
period of two years, at the end of which
time he became a little stronger and could
do a little light work.  He has been a
constant sufferer from consumption
and disease of eyes from his discharge
from the service up to the present time
and he has during this entire period
been more or less incapacitated for
manual labor by reason of said disabilities
and has been sick many times.

That I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of said claim.
Samuel Snyder (Signature)

Sworn to and subscribed before me, on the day and year first above written, and I do hereby
certify that I read said affidavit to said Affiant, and acquainted him with its contents before he executed
the same, and that I am an entirely disinterested party.  Concerning the testimony of witness, I cer-
tify as follows:    Blank
Magistrate sign here  Ulysses S. Ranick/ Notary Public

M. P. Nolan, War Claim Attorney,/ 3o and 32 E. Third Street, Dayton, O.

(There is some writing on the left edge of the page running vertically but unreadable on this copy)

Page 31:

No. 127.509
In the/ Claim for Pension/ of
John M. Piles
Affidavit of/ Samuel Snyder
Round Rubber Stamp:  US Pension Office/ Feb 27 1893
Filed by/ M. P. Nolan,/ Attorney at Law and Militar Claimy (sic) Agent,
30 and 32 East Third Street,/Dayton, Ohio
Harry L Nolan (Signature)

Page 90:

Department of the Interior,/ Bureau of Pensions,/ Washington, D. C., Dec 1st, 1893
Mid Division/ J J W Examiner/ John M Piles Claimant/ Co. E, 71 Reg't Ohio / Inf/ Ctf No. 127509
IN THIS CLAIM, Samuel Snyder, whose
post-office address is No. 1837, W. 3 St. Street, Dayton/ Ohio, who is by occupation a --, DID, on Feb 24/ 1893, EXECUTE at Dayton Ohio
Before Ulysses S. Rarick/ a Notary Public, AN AFFIDAVIT/
SETTING FORTH that he has known claimant since he was a boy
nine years old, as he took him to raise, lived with him until he
enlisted, Before service he was stout and hardy, could do more than
the average of hard labor, when he returned from the service, was
completely broken down and totally disabled for manual labor for
a period of two years at the end of which time he became a little stronger.
He has been a constant sufferer from consumption and disease of
eyes from his discharge from the service to the present time, and has
been during this entire period more or less incapacitated fro manual
labor by reason of said disabilities and has been sick many times.

Signed, Commissioner/
I McHenry Owen, Special Examiner of the Central
District, at Dayton, Ohio,do certify that the reputation
of Samuel Snyder for veracity and credibility is good.
McHenry Owen (Signature), a Special Examiner of the Pension Office,

Page 91

1837 W 3rd St
Direction - N. S. W 3rd W of King
Ctf No. 127509
John M Piles/ Co. E, 71 Reg't Ohio INf
Respectfully referred to chief of/ Special Examination Division for Ascer-/ tainment of credibility of/ Samuel Snyder/ G. T. Ribble/ Chief Mid Div.
Date:  Dec 1st 93

Respectfully referred to Mr. McHenry/ Owen, Special Examiner/ at Dayton, Ohio/ for ascertainment of credibility of above/ Signature, Chief S. E. Div
Date:  Dec 7th/ 93

Respectfully referred to Chief of/ Middle Division/ Jas. R. Fritts,/ Chief S. E. Div.
Date:  Jan. 18, 1894

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[18]General Affidavit, Caleb Worley 23 Feb 1893 -
Page 32:

General Affidavit
STATE OF Ohio/ County of Montgomery } SS:
In the matter of the claim for pension of John M. Piles
No. 127.509
of (blank) of Company E - 71st
Regiment Ohio Infantry Volunteers.  On this 23rd day of
February 1893, personally came before me a Notary Public in and for said
County and State, Caleb Worley
who being duly sworn states as follows:
I am aged 52 years, and a Citizen of the County of Montgomery
and State of Ohio and that my Post-Office address is
16 Brown St Dayton Ohio

I was in the same company and
regiment with the claimant and I
know that on or about the time of the
Battle of Shiloh he took sick and I remember
that he coughed quite a good deal was
very much emaciated and quite run
down in health and from this time to
about the 1st of June 1862 he was in
the Regimental Hospital where I saw
him every day or two and I remember
that I then thought he had consumption
and was going to die soon - About the
1st of June 1862, he with; others was put on the
boat at Clarksville Tennessee and sent home
and I did not see him till he came back to the
Regiment about December 1st 1862, he was then
not near as stout a man as when he enlisted
On his return to the regiment he wore glasses and his eyes
were inflamed and watery and I have seen him
off and on ever since and I have never seen
his eyes in any condition other than above would.

That I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of said claim.
Caleb Worley (Signature)

Sworn to and subscribed before me, on the day and year first above written, and I do hereby
certify that I read said affidavit to said Affiant, and acquainted him with its contents before he executed
the same, and that I am entirely disinterested party. Concerning the testimony of witness, I cer-
tify as follows:  Ulysses S Ranick/ Notary Public

M. P. Nolan, War Claim Attorney/  30 and 32 E. Third Street, Dayton, O.

Page 33:

No. 127.509
In the Claim for Pension/ of
John M. Piles/ Co E 71 O.V.I
Affidavit of/ Caleb Worley/ Co E 71 O.V.I
Filed By/ M. P. Nolan,
Attorney at Law and Military Claimy [sic] Agent,
30 and 32 East Third Street,/ Dayton, Ohio.

Rubber Stamp:  Round - U.S. Pension Office/ E/ Feb 27 1893

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[19]General Affidavit, Eli Wallace 24 Feb 1893 -
General Affidavit
STATE OF Ohio/ County of Montgomery } SS:
In the matter of the claim for pension of John M. Piles
No. 127.509
of Company E 71st
Regiment Ohio Infantry Volunteers.  On this 24 day of
February 1893, personally came before me a Notary Public in and for said
County and State, Eli Wallace
who being duly sworn, states as follows:
I am aged 58 years, and a Citizen of the County of Montgomery
and State of Ohio and that my Post-Office address is
1706 W 3rd St Dayton Ohio

I served in the same company
and regiment with the above named
claimant and have been well and
intimately acquainted with him and
have seen him frequently ever since
date of his discharge ?? to the present
time.  At this time he was completely
broken in health, suffered from
consumption and disease of eyes
and has continued to suffer from said
disabilities up to the present time.
He has in my opinion and I speak
and testify from my own personal knowledge
been three fourths (3/4) incapacitated fro
manual labor ever since his discharge
he suffered so badly from consumption
that I was expecting him to die ten years
ago, and he is now almost totally
incapacitated from said disabilities from
labor of any kind.

That I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of said claim.
Eli Wallace (Signature)

Sworn to and subscribed before me, on the day and year first above written, and I do hereby
certify that I read said affidavit to said Affiant, and acquainted him with its contents before he executed
the same, and that I am entirely disinterested party. Concerning the testimony of witness, I cer-
tify as follows:  Ulysses S Ranick/ Notary Public

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No. 127.509
In the Claim for Pension/ of
John M. Piles/ Co E 71 O.V.I
Affidavit of/ Eli Wallace
Filed By/ M. P. Nolan,
Attorney at Law and Military Claimy [sic] Agent,
30 and 32 East Third Street,/ Dayton, Ohio.
Harry F Nolan (Signature)

Rubber Stamp, Round:  U S Pension Office/ E/ Feb 27 1893

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[20]General Affidavit, John Karn 3 March 1890 -
Page 36:

General Affidavit
STATE OF Ohio/ County of Montgomery } SS:

In the matter of the claim for pension of John M. Piles
No. 127509
of Company E 71
Regiment O.V.I Volunteers.  On this 3 day of
March 1890 personally came before me a Deputy Clerk of Com Pleas Court in and for said
County and State, John Karn
who being duly sworn, states as follows:

I am aged 47 years, and a citizen of the County of Dark
and State of Ohio and that my Post-Office address is Dawn
Dark County Ohio.  I Knew John M Piles
well and intimately.  We were comrades in
said Co "E" 71 O.V.I.  ??? this 3 year
enlistment.  AT Clarksville Tenn mostly
after the Battle of Shilo He had a ???
Cold and cough and lungs were effected
??? ??? along in April 1862 He has
been living affection ever since.  He was sent
home on sick furlough in May of 1862.
I saw him walking ??? a when he came back with
the aid of a cane.  He was very much broken in
health and his lungs were very weak
While we were in camp at Fort Donelson in
the summer of 1863.  Sore eyes Prevailed among
the soldiers quite general John Piles was
affected with sore eyes I  ??? his eyes were
inflamed and ?? saw him ?? eye ???
on a ???.  One D?? Piatt had small pox in our
Company quarters.  The Surgeon ordered all men to
be vacinated that had not heretofore been.  I had been
vacinated when a child.  But John Piles had not,
been and was then and there vacinated
his arm became totally ulcerated.  I saw it
frequently.  He was the drummer and could never ??? this
long Roll after his arm is of but little use to him

That I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of said claim.
John Karn (Signature)

Sworn to and subscribed before me, on the day and year first above written, and I do hereby
certify that I read said affidavit to said Affiant, and acquainted him with its contents before he executed
the same, and that I am entirely disinterested party. Concerning the testi-
mony of witness, I certify as follows: 
???/ Deputy Clerk
M. P. Nolan, War Claim Attorney,/ No. 28 E. Third Street, Dayton, O.

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Round Rubber Stamp:  U S Pension Office/ Mar 8 1890
 

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[21]General Affidavit, David Shiverdecker 5 March 1890 -
General Affidavit

STATE OF Ohio/ County of Montgomery}  SS:
In the matter of the claim for pension of John M. Piles
No. 127.509
of Dayton Ohio of Company E-71
Regiment Ohio Volunteers.  On this 5 day of
March 1890, personally came before me a Notary Public in and for said
County and State, David Shiverdreker
who being duly sworn, states as follows:
I am aged 39 years(1), (2),  and a citizen of the County of Montgomery
and State of Ohio and that my Post-Office address is 1736 East
Third St Dayton Ohio

I was a member of Co E-71 O.V.I.
and know that when our command was close to New
Market East Tenn. about March 17" 1865 that the said
John M Piles fell off the cars and broke his leg his left leg,
the said accident was caused by a wreck the result of bush-
wackers tearing up the road  after this happened he was sent
to the field hospital where he remained about a month before
he returned to the company.  When he got back to the company he was
still suffering from said injury.  He was not yet fully recovered
from said broken leg  I know that at Decker Station
Tenn. a member of our Company died from Small pox, and every
one who had not been vaccinated was ordered by the surgeon
to be vaccinated, and ???? those who were was
said John Piles.  I know that said John Piles immediately
after said ??? had a very sore arm.  I think it was
the worst thing I ever saw his arm became very weak
inflamed, and he was for a long time disabled,
his arm has been weakened ever since, and he
never has had the full use of it since, I know
that after the battle of Pittsburg Landing Tenn. He contracted
a severe cold in his lungs and was sent home on
a sick furlough, and the impression amongst the  boys was
that John Piles was about done for.  I testify from personal
observation, having been in a position to know & see above ???

That I have no interest direct or indirect in the prosecution of said claim.
Witnesses:  Wm. G. Frizell and Harry F. Nolan
David Shiverdecker (Signature)

Sworn to and subscribed before me, on the day and year first above written, and I do hereby
certify that I read said affidavit to said Affiant, and acquainted him with its contents before he executed
the same, and that I am entirely disinterested party. Concerning the testi-
mony of witness, I certify as follows: 
Harry F. Nolan/ Notary Public
M. P. Nolan, War Claim Attorney,/ No. 28 E. Third Street, DAYTON, O.

(1)  This would have made David only 9 years old when he witnessed the events in this affidavit.  The age is obviously incorrect.
(2)  According to the 1900 U.S. Census he gives his birth date as Dec 1848.  He is living in a Veteran's Home in Dayton, Ohio S4
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[22]Affidavit of A. H. Brandon 25 Dec 1873  -
Page 39:

State of Ohio Miami County SS
A. H. Brandon a citizen of Miami Co.
and late a Captain of the 71 Reg Ohio Vols
whom I certify to be respectable and
entitled to belief being duly sworn
says that he was in command of his
company and with his said Regiment
on teh R.R. cars enroute from Huntsville
Al. to Knoxville East Tenn on the 14"
day of March 1865, that on said day the
said train was by accident thrown from
the track and that to his personal knowl-
edge pvt John M. Piles of Company E of said
regiment was thrown from the car in which
he and his company were riding and his
left leg broken just above the ankle.  Affiant
further says that pvt Piles was after the dress-
ing of his wound taken along with the regt
and treated by Reg Surgeon and ??
army gen Hospital.  Affiant further says that
his personal acquaintance with pvt Piles
has been continuous ever since and to his
personal knowledge said wound has greatly
deformed weakened and permanently 
damaged said left leg.  affiant further
says that he has no interest in ??? in
the prosecution of this claim

Sworn to and subscribed before me this

(Smudged round rubber stamp at left side of document)

Page 40

THE STATE OF OHIO,/ MIAMI COUNTY, SS:

I, SMITH TALBOT, Clerk of the Court of Common
Pleas, a Court of Record and Law within and for said County, hereby certify
that Owen E??man, before whom the annexed instru-
ment was taken, was, at its date, a Justice of the Peace, duly
commissioned and qualified according to the Constitution and Laws of the State of
Ohio.  And I further certify that his signature thereto is genuine, and that said
instrument is executed according to the laws of the state of Ohio.  and that the is
duly authorized to administer oaths. 

In testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and
affixed the Seal of said Court, at Troy, Ohio, this
25 day of December, A. D. 1873
Smith Talbot/ Clerk Court Common Pleas, Miami County, Ohio

(Smudged Round rubber stamp at left side of document)
(Oval rubber stamp:  Department ???/ Pension Office/ Jan 2???)

Page 41

30 day of December 1873 and I certify
that I have no interest whatever in the
prosecution of this claim
Signature of Owen E??man at bottom, J.P.

(Oval rubber stamp:  Department of the Interior/ Pension Office/ Jan 2???)
 

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[23]Declaration for A Widow's Pension 2 Apr 1919 -
Page 42

DECLARATION FOR A WIDOW'S PENSION.                                      (Oval Rubber Stamp, upper right:  APR 9 191/Received)
Act of September 8th. 1916./ Amending Act of April 19th 1908          (Rectangular, Double Rubber Stamp:  APR 18/ DIVISION)

The State of Ohio/ Cuyahoga County  SS

On this 2nd day of April A.D. one thousand nine
hundred and nineteen, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within
and for the County and State aforesaid Sarah E. Piles, aged 75 years, a
resident of Cleveland, County of Cuyahoga and State of Ohio, who, being
first duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of John
M. Piles who enlisted under the name of John M. Piles at Pyrmont, Ohio,
on the 30th. day of October 1861 in Company E. 71st. Regiment Ohio Volunteer
Infantry as private, and was Honorable Discharged January 13th,1864- and
reenlited in same Company and Regiment January 14th. 1864 and was honora-
bly Discharged November  30th. 1865, and died March 24th. 1919.
   That she was married under the name of Sarah E. Hamilton to said John M.
Piles on the 18th, day of March 1864 by Rev. M. W. Hamma at Euphenia, Ohio,
there being no legal barrier to said marriage.  Neither previously married.
    That she has not remarrried since the death of said John M. Piles.
   That claimant was born November 2nd. 1843 near Lewisburg, Preble County,
Ohio.  That her husband has not been employed in the Military or Naval ser-
vice otherwise than as stated above.
   That she has not heretofore applied for a pension.
   Soldier drew a pension under Certificate No.127.509. Certificate enclosed.
   That she makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the
pension roll of the United States under the Provision of the Act of Septem-
ber 8th. 1916.  amending Act of April 19th. 1908.
   She hereby respectfully asks that the accrued pension due her husband
from March 4th. 1919, to the day of his death. (March 24th.) be paid to her.
   She hereby appoints Orion L. Neff, 403 American Trust Building, Cleve-
land, Ohio, her true and lawful attorney to prosecute her claim.
   Her postoffice address is No. 3524 Krather Avenue, Cleveland, Cuyahoga
County, Ohio.
Sarah E Piles (Signature)

Rubber Stamps at bottom of page:
   -  No Border:  Attorney Filed/ Law Division
   -  Round:  U.S. Pension Office/ K APR 8 1919
   -  Double Rectangle:  Civil War/ APR 18 1919/ Unreadable

Page 43:

Also personally appeared Harry Rust, residing at No. 3524 Krather Ave-
nue, Cleveland, Ohio, and Jessie Rust, residing at the same place and being
husband and wife.  persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to
credit, and who being by me duly sworn, say:  that they were present and
saw Sarah E. Piles, the claimant, sign her name to the forgoing declara-
tion; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said
claimant, and their acquaintance with her of nineteen years and thirty eight
years respectively, that she is the identical person she represents herself
to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
Harry Rust (Signature)
Jessie Rust (Signature)
   Sworn to by said claimant, Sarah E. Piles, and Harry Rust and Jessie Rust,
witnesses, before me, this the 2nd day of April A.D. 1919, and I hereby cer-
tify that the contents of the above declaration, were fully made known and
explained to said applicant and witnesses before swearing, and that I have
no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
G. F. Waters (Signature)

Declaration accepted as/ a claim under act April
19, 1908, amended by act/ Sept. 8, 1916.  Power of
attorney valid as to/ execution
Chief Law Division./ Per/ (unreadable initials)

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Finance Div. Notified of Death APR 9 1919
No. I.C. 127.509
Claim for a Widow's Pension
No widow
Claimant;  Sarah E. Piles
Soldier;  John M. Piles, late
private Co. E 71st. Reg't O.
V. I.

Filed by Orion L. Neff, Atty.
403 American Trust Building,
Cleveland, Ohio.

Rubber Stamps:
   -  Two Oval:  Law Division/ APR 9 1919/ Received
   -  Two Double Rectangle:  Civil War/ Division/ APR 18 1919

 

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[24]Affidavit W.O. Freeman & John H. Cusick 7 Apr 1919 -
Page 45:

In the matter of the application for a widow's pension of Sarah E. Piles,
widow of John M. Piles, late Co. E. 71st. Regiment O. V. I

The State of Ohio/ Montgomery County  SS.      Affidavit.

   Before me, a Notary Public within and for said
County and State, came W. O. Freeman, aged 70 years and residing at 1540 W.
1st. Street, Dayton, Ohio, and John H, Cusick, aged 74 years and residing at
1119 East Herman Avenue, Dayton, Ohio, who, being first duly sworn, say;
that they have known the late John M. Piles, soldier; and Sarah E. Piles,
the claimant, for many years and ever since they were of marriageable age,
and they know neither said soldier, nor applicant, had been precious-
ly married before they married each other.
   That they also know that said solder was not in the service of the
United States other than his two enlistments in the 71st.  Regiment O. V. I.
   That they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim
W O Freeman (Signature)
John H. Cusick (Signature)

Sworn to before me, and subscribed in my presence, by the said affiants,
after the above affidavit was read in their presence, this the 7th day of
April A.D. 1919.  And I further certify that I have no interest, direct nor
indirect, in the prosecution of this cause.
Harry J. Miller/ Deputy Clerk of County/ 101 B??? St./Dayton,/Ohio

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I.C. No. 127509
Claim for a widow's pension.
-------------------------------------
W.O. 1139213
Claimant:  Sarah E. Piles.
Soldier:  John M Piles, late
private Co. E. 71st. Regt.
Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

Affidavit of/ W. O. Freeman and / John Cusick

Filed by Orion L. Neff, Atty/ 403 American Trust Building/ Cleveland, Ohio.

(Four Rubber Stamps)

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[25]Affidavit Frank S. and Catherin L. Starry 10 Apr 1919 -
Page 47:

In the Matter of a widow's pension by Sarah E. Piles, widow of Jonh M. Piles
late private Company E. 71st. Regiment O, V. I.

The State of Ohio/ Cuyahoga County S S    Affidavit

   Before me, a Notary Public within an dfor said
County and State, came Frank S. Starry, aged 38 years and residing at 2803
Archwood Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, and Catherin L. Starry, aged 37 years and
residing at the same place, being husband and wife, who, being first duly
sworn, say, that they have known John M. Piles, soldier, and Sarah E. Piles
claimant, for 25 and 7 years respectively, and know that said applicant and
soldier lived together as husband and wife to the time of soldier's death;
and that said applicant has not remarried since the death of her said hus-
band.  That we have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

Frank S. Starry (Signature)
Carhern S. Starry (Signature)

   Sworn to before me, and subscribed in my presence, by the said affiants,
after above was read in their presence, this the 10th day of April 1919. and
I further certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the pros-
ecution of this case.

G. F. Waters/ Notary Public

Page 48:

no. 127509
Claim for a widow's Pension.
-------------------------------------
Claimant:  Sarah E. Piles.
Soldier:  John M. Piles, late
private Co. E. 71st. Regt.
O. V. I.
------------------------------------
Affidavit of Frank S. Starry
and Catherin L. Starry
------------------------------------
Filed by Orion L. Neff, Atty./ 403 American Trust Building./ Cleveland, Ohio.

Oval Rubber Stamp:  Record/ Division/ APR 17 1919

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[26]Affidavit, Jessie and Harry Rust 14 May 1919 -
Page 49:

IN THE MATTER OF A PENSION CLAIM OF SARAH E. PILES, WIDOW OF JOHN M. PILES,
LATE COMPANY E. 71st. REGIMENT OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY.

The State of Ohio/ Cuyahoga County  S S       Affidavit

    Before me, a Notary Public within and for said
County and State, came Jessie Rust, aged 38 years and residing at No. 4605
Bucyrus Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. and Harry Rust, aged 38 years, (being wife
and husband) and residing with said applicant in above mentioned street and
Number, who, being first duly sworn, say; That first named affiant is a
daughter of applicant, and the second named affiant is a son-in-law of said
applicant. and have lived with said soldier and applicant a great many years,
both in Cleveland, Ohio, and Dayton, Ohio, and from personal knowledge they
know that said soldier and claimant lived together, as husband and wife, up
to the time of soldier's death and that they were never divorced.
   First named affiant knew said applicant and soldier all her life, and the
second named affiant knew them over twenty years.
   Said affiants further say that they have no interest, beyond wishing to
see justice done, in the prosecution of this case.
Jessie Rust (Signature)
Harry Rust (Signature)

Sworn to before me, and subscribed in my presence, by the said Jessie
Rust and Harry Rust, who, I certify as credible witnesses, on this the 14th.
day of May 1919; after the above was read in their presence; and I further
certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of
of this case.
G. H. Waters/ Notary Public (Signature)

Round Rubber Stamp:  U.S. Pension Office/ D May 16 1919

Page 50:

No. 1139,213
--------------------------------
Claimant:  Sarah E. Piles
Soldier:  John M. Piles, late
private Company E. 71st. O.
V. I.

Affidavit showing that/ Applicant and Soldier lived
together until the time of/ Soldier's death, and that
they were never divorced
------------------------------

Filed by Orion L Neff./ 403 American Trust Building./ Cleveland, Ohio.

Double Rectangular Rubber Stamp:  Civil War Division/ May 17 1919

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[27]Widow's Pension 8 Apr 1919 -
?-367           No. 113913
ACT OF APRIL 19, 1908
AMENDED BY ACT OF SEPTEMBER 8, 1916
WIDOW'S PENSION
Claimant:  Sarah E. Piles/ 3524 Krather Avenue/Cleveland/ Cuyahoga/ Ohio
Soldier, John M. Piles/ Private/Co. E./ Regiment, 7s Ohio Inf
Rate 25 per month, commencing April 8 1919,
Increased to $50 per mo. from/ Aug. 4, 1926-Act July 3, 1926 (Initial "R)  )

Recognized Attorney
Orion L. Neff/ 2403 American Trust Bldg/ Cleveland/ Ohio
Fee, $10; Bureau to pay.

Approvals
Submitted for cashier, June 4, 1919; I. C. Stockton, Examiner
Approved for admission under act of April 19, 1908,/ amended by act September 8, 1916

June 7, 1919 A B Casselwan/ Examiner/ June 7, 1919 W. B ???/ Reviewer
The soldier was pensioned at $40 per month under act of May 11, 1912.
Enlisted, Oct. 30, 1861/ honorably disch'd, Nov. 30, 1865/ Reenlisted, No other
Died, March 24, 1919/ Declaration filed, April 8, 1919
Soldier Application filed Jan 13, 1873
Claimant does write
Clt's app'n under other laws, None
Former marriage of neither/ Death Divorce of former - Blank
Clt's marriage to soldier, March 18, 1864
Cl't not remarried/ Cl't not divorced
No, M.C.

 

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[28]Pension Office Notice July, 1926 -
Page 52:

3-2437
UNITED STATES/ DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Pensions/ Washington    July, 1926

   The act of July 3, 1926, provides a pension of $50 per month for the widow
or remarried widow now in receipt of pension on account of the service of her
soldier husband during the Civil War, IF SHE WS THE WIFE OF SUCH SOLDIER,
SAILOR, OR MARINE DURING THE PERIOD OF HIS SERVICE IN SAID WAR.
   If you were the wife during his service in the Civil War, of the soldier,
sailor, or marine on account of whose service you are drawing pension, you should
so notify the Pension Bureau at once.  For this purpose you may use the form on
the other side of this slip.
   If you were married to the soldier, sailor, or marine after his discharge
from the service, even though during the period of the Civil War, you are not
entitled under this act.
WINFIELD SCOTT,/ Commissioner of Pensions.
(Over)

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Aug. 5, 1926.
The Commissioner of Pensions:
   I was the wife of the person on account of whose service during the Civil
War I am drawing pension, during the period of his service in said war, and there-
fore I request consideration of my case with a view to the allowance of the $50
rate provided by the act of July 3, 1926.
Name  Sarah E Piles (Signature)
Address  3720 N 36 St/ Cleveland, Ohio
Widow Cert. No. 871061

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[29]Increase of Pension 29 Apr 1885 -
Page 54:

No. 2     (3-110.)      No. 2
INCREASE OF PENSION.
(FOR A BOARD.)
Claim No. 127.509
Name of claimant, John M. Piles
Rank, Private/ Company, "E"/ Regiment, 71 Ohio, Vols./ Post-office Address, Arcanum Ohio
ADDRESS OF THE BOARD:
Post Office, Richmond/ County, Wayne/ State, Indiana/ Date of examination, April 29, 1885

    WE HEREBY CERTIFY that in compliance with the requirements of the law* we have carefully exam-
ined this applicant, who states that he is now pensioned at a 1/2 total disability on account
of injury to left leg, and ankle
and that he claims an increased rating for the reason that original rating too low
and that he is now disabled to 1/2 degree for earning his subsistence by manual labor.
   His pulse-rate per minute is 70; his respiration 18; his temperature normal;
his height is 5 feet and 6 inches; he weighs 140 pounds, and he states that he
is 45 years of age.
   Touching his disability and his reasons for asking an increase of pension, he makes the following
statement:  says left leg was broken above ankle while
in the service, and that since - all the time - there
is pain in ankle on the outside, just in front of
??? Mallcolus, never swells, that pain is more
in damp weather and when he walks much.

Upon examining this applicant we find the following objective conditions which, in our judgment, do
entitle him to an increased rating:  The point claimed as the
seat of fracture is the left fibula about three inches
above Mollcolus, there is no deformity of bone at
this point, and none about the ankle, we are
therefore unable to discover any physical sign
of disability, and his rating must depend
entirely upon his statement.

   From the existing condition and the history of this claimant, as stated by himself, it is, in our judg-
ment, probable that the disability was incurred in the service as he claims, and that it
has not been prolonged or aggravated by vicious habits.  He is, in our opinion, entitled to a 1/2 total
rating for the disability caused by fracture of left leg for that cause
by (Blank)
the sum of which aggregates 1/2 total.

When this examination was made/ Dr. Hillard was in New Orleans/ attending meeting of ?? Med/ Association (Signature)
Signature, Sec'y/ Board
J. E. Taylor (Signature), Treas.,/ Board

Page 55

(Skeletal and body diagrams with nothing marked)

Round Rubber Stamp:  U.S. Pension Office/  May 5 188?

SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE/ (FOR A BOARD)
IN CASE OF
John M. Piles/ Co. 71 Reg't Ohio Vols
Application for Increase/ No. 127.509/ Date of examination:  April 29, 1885
Signature/ J. E. Taylor/ Examining Surgeon.
Post office, Richmond/ County, Wayne/ State, Indiana
 

 

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[30]Surgeon's Certificate 27 June 1888 -
Page 56

(3-111.)
   Attention is invited to the outlines of the human skeleton and figure upon the back of this
certificate, and they should be used whenever it is possible to indicate precisely the location of a disease or
injury, the entrance and exit of a missile, an amputation, etc.
   The absence of a member from a session of a board and the reason therefor, if known, and the name
of the absentee, must be indorsed upon each certificate.

Inc & Re rating Pension Claim No. 127.509
Name and rank of claimant:  John M Piles, Rank, Priv
Company E, 71 Reg't Ohio
Claimant's Post Office address: Dayton Ohio
Post office address of the Board:  Dayton Ohio/ June 27 1888

   We hereby certify that in compliance with the requirements of the law* we have carefully examined
this applicant, who states that he is suffering from the following disability, incurred in the service, viz:
Injury of left leg & ankle
and that he receives a pension of four dollars per month.
   Pulse Rate:  72/ respiration 17, temperature Nor, Height 5 feet 5-1/2 inches, weight 104, age 47 years
   He makes the following statement upon which he bases his claim for Inc.
Have constant pain i the left leg
with wasting of soft ??? & weakness
of same

   Upon examination we find the following objective conditions:
There are no marks or scars indicating
injury to any part of left ankle or leg -
Had fracture of left fibula 3 in above
ankle joint - ??? without deformity
Has slight roughing of bone at point of
fracture - Some wasting of soft ???
of left ankle - 1/2 in Smaller ??? right
motion of all joints & muscles normal -

   From the existing condition and the history of this claimant, as stated by himself, it is, in our judg-
ment, probable that the disability was incurred in the service as he claims, and that it has
not been prolonged or aggravated by vicious habits. He is, in our opinion, entitled to a 4/18
rating for the disability caused by Injury of left leg & ankle for that caused
by (Blank), and (Blank) caused by (Blank)

P ? Adams, Pes.  ???m /Sec'y  ???m /treas,

Page 57

Skeletal and body diagrams - (Nothing Marked)

   Single surgeons will use this blank, changing "we" to read "I" and "our" to read "my."  They
will erase the words "Pres.," "Sec'y," "Treas.," and "Board" where the words appear, and sign at the
foot of the certificate, and also on the back of the same.

Round Rubber Stamp:  U.S. Pension Office/ Jul 2 1888

SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE/ IN CASE OF
John M. Piles/ Co. E 71 Reg't O
Applicant for Inc. & Re-rating
No. 127509
Date of Examination:/  June 27 1888
Signature, Pres.,/ Signature, Sec'y,/ Signature, Treas., / Board
Post office, Dayton/ County, Montgomery/ State, Ohio

Rectangular Rubber Stamp:  Middle/ Received/ Jul 16 1888
 

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[31]Surgeon's Certificate 9 Oct 1889 -
Page 58: 

(3-111.)
Attention is invited . . .

Inc Base - Pension Claim No.  127509
John M Piles/ Rank, Private
Company E Reg't 71st O.V.I.
Claimant's Post office Address:  Dayton/ Ohio
Date of Examination:  Oct 9th, 1889.

   We hereby certify that in compliance with the requirements of the law* we have carefully examined
this applicant, who states that he is suffering from the following disability, incurred in the service, Vis:
Injury of left leg and ankle.  Also injury of left arm
as result of vaccination affecting shoulder.  Disease
of eyes and lung fever
and that he receives a pension of four dollars per month.

   Pulse rate per minute, 96; respiration, 2x; temperature, Nor; height 5
feet 5 inches; weight, 118 pounds; age, 49 years.
   He makes the following statement upon which he bases his claim for Increase
   Has pain in leg and left ankle - Has pain in left shoulder, left arm numb and un-
natural feeling in it -

   Upon examination we find the following objective conditions:  General appearance
fair. Several scars in region of biceps muscle
of left arm.  These are size of three cent piece - At
present there are several ??? patches of eruption
situated about the original scar of Vaccination
   Left arm measures 1/2 in less than right arm
at scar of vaccination - Gripping Power of left
hand 1/3 abnormal -
   This Mar walked with a limp.  Left ankle is
??? to the ??? of 1/3 -
???tion of both eyes are considerably ??? the
??? vision 7/15 ??? test.
   Expansion ??? of lungs 2 inches - No
??? on percussion ? either side -

From the existing condition . . . He is, in our opinion, entitled to a 6/18
rating for the disability caused by injury of left ankle, 4/18 for that caused
by injury of left arm, and 4/18 caused by disease of eyes
& ???f or disease of lungs

Signatures of Pres., Sec'y, Treas.

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Skeletal diagram at left:  "Scars" at left shoulder area

Single Surgeons . . .

Round Rubber Stamp:  U.S. Pension Office/ Oct ?? 1889

SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE/ IN CASE OF
John M. Piles/ Co. E, 71 Reg't O.V.I.
Applicant for Inc/ No 127509
Date of Examination:  Oct 9, 1889
Signatures of Pres., Sec'y, Treas. of Board
Post Office:  Dayton/ Montgomery County/ Ohio
 

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[32]Surgeon's Certificate 5 Feb 1896 -
Page 60:

(3-111.)
Attention is invited . . .

Increase Pension Claim No. 127.509
John M. Piles, Rank, Private
Company E, 71 Reg't Ohio Inf
Claimant's Post-office address:  17 Sheets St. Dayton O
Date of Examination:  5 Feb 1896

   We hereby certify that in compliance with the requirements of the law we have carefully examined
this applicant, who states that he is suffering from the following disability, incurred
in the service, Vis:   Injury to left leg and ankle.  Dis. of lungs and eyes.
rheumatism, Dis. of heart. Lumbago.  Dis. of stomach & bowels
and that he receives a pension of two dollars per month.
   He makes the following statement upon which he bases his claim for increase
My disabilities are increasing so I
cannot do much work.

Upon examination we find the following objective conditions:  Pulse rate, 86 sit - 96 standing;
respiration, 20; temperature 98.4; height 5 feet 6 inches; weight, 118
pounds; age, 56 years.  Injury to left ankle & leg.  There has been
a fracture of left leg at or about the ankle.  the motion
of ankle is limited about 1/2.  There is lameness - The
joint is not enlarged but stiffened.  The deformity
is slight - Rate 4/18
Dis of Lungs - Three is dullness over ??? of
both lungs.  ??? inc - a hacking cough
with slight expectoration - Measurements 30 31, 32
body emaciated skin pale - Rate 4/18
Eyes - The balls and pupil seem normal.  Lids
???.  he alledges that he cannot read
below 40 with both or either Eyes - No rate
Rheumatism - This applicant is markedly stiff
muscles atrophied & weak.  Joints not enlarged
tender or painful. walks lame.  Rate 4/18
(Dis. of Chest - See above)
dis of stomach & Bowels.  There is marked retracture over
??? - applicant is pale thin & weak -
bones prominent scapulas ??gged - arms &
limbs thin.  bowels tender.  either constipatic or
abnormally loose - Rate 4/18
Lumbago - The back or Lumbar Muscles are stiffened
he stoops and raises with difficulty.  Rate 2/18
his general appearance is that of feebleness -
premature senility - he is about totally
incapacitated for labor.  Except as above all organs normal

W E Hoover, Pres. O W King, Sec'y W R Thompson, Treas.

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Round Rubber Stamp:  SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE/IN CASE OF
John M. Piles/ Co. E, 71 Reg't Ohio Inf
Application for increase/ No. 127509
Date of Examination:  Feb 5 1896
Signatures of Pres., Sec'y, Treas. of Board [as above]
Post office, Dayton/ County, Montgomery/ State, Ohio

Skeletal and Body Diagrams:  nothing marked

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[33]Surgeon's Certificate 19 May 1897 -
Page 62:

(3-111.)
Attention is invited . . .

Increase Pension Claim No. 127.500 [should be 127.509]
John M. Piles, Rank, Private/ Company E, 71 Reg't Ohio Inf
Claimant's Post-office address 1535 W. 1st St Dayton O
Date of examination:  May 19, 1897

We hereby certify that in compliance with the requirements of the law we have carefully examined
this applicant, who states that he is suffering from the following disability, incurred
in the service, Vis:  Injury to left leg & ankle.  Dis of Eyes & lungs
rheumatism, dis of heart, stomach, bowels, lumbago, ???
???
and that he receives a pension of fourteen dollars per month

He makes the following statement upon which he bases his claim for increase
The trouble with my eyes, lungs & heart are/ increasing

Upon examination we find the following objective conditions:  Pulse Rate, 80 (sit) 90 Stand;
respiration, 20; temperature, 99; height, 5 feet 5 inches; weight, 128
pounds; age 56 years.
Injury to left leg & ankle.  ??? fracture of left tibia ???
down the ankle front.  The ??? is slightly thickened ???
but no other deformity.  Motion of ankle joint ???
slightly impaired and h?l??? the ???.  Says the ankle
is weak and he does walk with ankle turned out
slightly, wearing the heel of shoe off on outer side - rate 6/18
Eyes - Ch. conjunctivitis of ??? of both Eyes - no deformity
of ??? result.  ??? & ??? normal in appearance - cannot
read below No XX, ??? ???, at 18 feet with either eye
without glasses - with glasses ??? No XXX at 18 feet
with either eye - there is squint and photo?? ?? 8/18
Lungs - Chest symetrical.  Measure 32-1/2 to 34 in in
respiration - No dullness or percussin - ??? measures
normal over both lungs - there are some bronchial ???
slight cough and expectoric from bronchi - No ???
or ??? - his bronchitis - rate 6/18
Heart.  Apex normally located - area of dullness normal
no ??? ???, ???, ??? or ??? - The ??? ???

He stoops ??? the erect posture with some difficulty
and complains of soreness here.  rate 2/18

Gnl. Debility - No examination or ???  M???
apparently normal - No fever or evidence of debility
applicant is small and not very robust but not op???
debilitated - No ??? - Except as above stated
allorgans normal.  No evidence of ??? ???

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(3-111.)
Attention is invited . . .
Increase Pension Claim No. 127.500 [SB 127.509
John M. Piles/ rank, Private/ Company E, 71 Reg't Ohio Inf
Post-office address 1535 W. 1st St Dayton O
Date of Examination:  May 19 1897

We hereby certify that in compliance with the requirements of the law we have carefully examined
this applicant, who states that he is suffering from the following disability, incurred
in the service, Vis:   Injury to left leg & ankle.  Dis of eyes & lungs
rheumatism, dis of heart, stomach bowels, lumbago.  Genl
dibility
and that he receives a pension of fourteen dollars per month.
He makes the following statement upon which he bases his claim for increase
the trouble with my eyes, lungs & heart are/ increasing

Upon examination we find the following objective conditons:  Pulse rate 80 sit, 90 stand;
respiration, 20; temperature, 99; height 5 feet 5 inches; weight, 128
pounds; age, 56 years.
Injury to left leg & ankle.  Alleges fracture of left tibia just
down the ankle joint.  The bone is slightly thickened here
but no other deformity.  Motion of ankle joint???
slightly impaired and he limps slightly.  Says the ankle
is weak and he does walk with ankle turned out
slightly.  wearing the heel of shoe off on outer side - rate 6/18
Eyes - Ch. conjunctivitis of ?? of both eyes - no deformitiy
of ???result.  ??? & ??? normal in appearance - Cannot
read below No XX ?? ??? at 18 feet with either eye
without glasses - with glasses reads No XXX at 18 feet
with either eye.  There is squint and Photo??? rate 8/18
Lungs - Chest symmetrical.  Measures 32-1/2 to 35 in in
respiration.  No dullness or percussin - ??? measures
normal over both lungs - there are some bronchial ???
slight cough and expectiric from bronchi - no E???
or ??? his bronchitis - rate 6/18
Heart - Apex normally located - area of dullness normal
no ???, ???, dy??? or Cy??? - the ??? ???
no hyp??? or ???   No Rate
Rheumatism.  No Enlargement swelling or ??? of ???
No C??? of ??? or atrophy of ??? - No ????
or stiffness of muscles or joints - No rate
??? & ??? -   No ??? or ???.  No ???
??? & skin normal - No rate
Lumbago.  There is some soreness of lumbar ??
WE Hoover, Pres.  OW King, Sec'y.  ???, Treas.

Increase Cert no 127560  [SB 127509
Jno M Piles/ Co E. 71 O.V.I.

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Increast Cert no 127560 [127509]
Jno M Piles/ Co E. 71 O.V.I.

Round rubber stamp:  US Pension Office/ Jun 2 1897

SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE/ IN CASE OF
John M. Piles/ Co. E, 71 Reg't Ohio Inf
Application for increase/ No 127.509
Date of Examination:  May 19th 1897

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(This certificate to be filed in and signed by the secretary when full board is present.)
"I hereby certify that Dr. W E Hoover, Dr. Robb ???, and
Dr. ???, were personally present and actually participated in the
examination of John M. Piles, the claimant in this case, on 19 day
of May, 1897

???? (Signature)

Round Rubber Stamp:  US Pension Office/ Jun 2 1897

SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE/ IN CASE OF
Joyn M. Piles/ Co. E, 71 Reg't Ohio Inf
Application for increase/ No. 127.509
Date of Examination:  May 19th 1897;
Signatures of Pres, Sec'y and Treas of Board
Post Office, Dayton/ County, Montgomery, State, Ohio

Skeletal and body diagrams:  No Markings
Signatures of Pres, Sec'y and Treas of Board
Post Office, Dayton,/ County, Montgomery/ State Ohio

Skeletal and body diagrams:  Nothing marked


 

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[34]Surgeon's Certificate 5 Aug 1903 -
Page 66:

3-155/ Old No. 3-111.
SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE
Increase Pension Claim No. 127.509
John M. Piles/ Company E Reg't  71st O.V.I.
Claimant's post-office address:  1421 Monument Ave., Dayton, O.
Address of Board:  Dayton Ohio
Date of Examination:  Aug 5th, 1903
Disease of lungs, and injury to left leg
He receives a pension of 14 dollars per month
He makes the following statement in regard to the origin of his disabilities and date when first
discovered by him:  I was injured in the service in
1863, I am still disabled.

Birthplace, Ohio; age, 63 years; height, 5 ft 4 in,
weight 109 pounds; complexion, light; color of eyes, brown;
color of hair, brown; occupation, Painter; permanent marks and
scars other than those described belwo, none.
   We hereby certify that upon examination we find the following objective conditions:
Pulse rate, 88 sitting, 90 standing, 124 after exercise; respiration, 28 sitting, 28 standing, 32 after exercise; temperature, 98.5

Chest
At rest 31 in full insp 32 in full ex 30 in
Lungs
No deformity of the chest and no dullness.
the vocal ?? and Visiculas Mu???
are normal, there are mucus vales in the
bronchi of both lungs, coughs and expec-
toratis a yellowish colored mucus, there
is marked emaciation and debility
resulting   rate 17/18
Heart
Apex 5th space, area of dullness normal
the ??? there is regular, active slightly
increased in f???, intensity of both sounds
slightly avg Muted, there are no M????
no dilatation on hypertrophy. There is dyspnoea
due to bronchitis and resulting debility
no edema or cyanosis, all diseases of the
heart or it membranes excluded./ No rate
Left Leg

There has been a fracture of the fibula 3
inches above the ankle, and a severe sprain
of the ankle joint, there is no deformity
but motion in the ankle is limited 1/4.
No atrophy    rate 6/18
Eyes
No disease of the eyes found to exist.  Vision
each eye 20/30. defect due to age and is corrected by proper glasses/ No rate
Urine
dark straw sp grv 1018, acid, no albumen
No sugar

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An examination must not be made by one member of a board except upon a special order of the Commissioner of Pensions
(This certificate to be filled in and signed by the Secretary when the full board is present.)
"I hereby certify that Dr E. R. Baker, Dr. Frank Fife, and
Dr H. E. Gardiner, were personally present and actually participated in the
examination of John M. Piles, the claimant in this case, on 5 day
of Aug., 1903."
Frank Fife (Signature)
[Remainder of form not used]

Page 68

3-156./ (Old No. 3-111g.)
Examination - Continued.
John M Piles    ?? 2
Except as above no other disability
found to exist
No vicious habits found to exist

Signatures:  E R Baker, Pres.  frank Fife, Sec'y.  H E Gardiner, Treas.

Page 69:

Round Rubber Stamp:  U.S. Pension Office/ Aug 15 1903

SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE/ IN CASE OF
John M. Piles/ Co. E, 71 Reg't Ohio Inf.
Applicant for Increase/ No. 127509
Date of Examination:  Aug 5, 1893
Signatures:  E R Baker, Pres.  frank Fife, Sec'y.  H E Gardiner, Treas./ Board
Post-office, Dayton/ County, Montgomery/ State, Ohio

Rectangular Rubber Stamp:  U  Western  S/  Aug 27 1903

 

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[35]Surgeon's Certificate 22 Aug 1906 -
Page 70

3-155
SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE
Increase Pension Claim No. 127.509
John W. Piles/ Pvt Company E, 71 Reg't Ohio Inf.
Address:  4 Leru St. Dayton, Ohio
Address of Board:  Nat. Mil. Home/ Ohio
Date of Examination:  August 22, 1906
Injury of left leg and ankle and disease of/ eyes and lungs

He receives a pension of Fourteen dollars per month.
He makes the following statement in regard to the origin of his disabilities and date when first
discovered by him:  received the injury to ankle when near
New Market, Tenn, March 1863.  Had trouble with the eyes while yet in the service.

Birthplace, Lewisburg, Preble Co, Ohio, age, 66 years; height, 5 ft 4-1/2;
weight, 110 pounds; complexion, dark; color of eyes, dark
color of hair, brown; occupation, Painter; permanent marks and
scars other than those described below, none

We hereby certify that upon examination we find the following objective condition:
Pulse Rate, Sitting, standing, after exercise: 68, 70, 98; respiration, Sitting, standing, after exercise:  20, 24, 40; temperature, 98.5

Injury of left leg and ankle - There is slight surface roughening
on the left Fibula at ankle but there is no especial
deformity.  The left ankle measures the same in cir-
cumfrerence that the right measures.  There is no
especial limitation of motion in the ankle nor does
the claimant limp very materially when walking.
Claimant alleges weakness and a resulting lack of confi-
dence in the ankle joint and soreness and even pain
in the ankle and leg at intervals.  We rate the
disability from injury to left leg & ankle at 14/18.
Disease of Eyes - The coatings & media are clear but
vision is only 20/80 and this is reduced to 20/40 by
lenzes.  Claimant is astigmatic.  No rating for disease of eyes.
Disease of Lungs - The respiration is regular but rapid and
very easily accelerated, and on slight exercise it becomes
very rapid and labored.  There is some dulness on
percussion over the upper lobe of left lung.  No rates.
Some cough & slight expectoration.  There is marked
dyspnoea on very slight exertion.  The dyspnoea is out
of proportion to the lung lesion and seems to be due in
part to the condition of the heart.
We rate the disability from disease of lungs at 17/18.
The apex impulse of heart is one inch outside the
nipple line and in the 5" space.  No murmur, edema nor
cyanosis and dyspnoea only on exercise, when, however,
it becomes severe.
The urine is acid. Sp. Gr./ .014.  No sugar nor albumen.
Chest circumference is 29-1/2 & 32 ins.  Claimant is
emaciated and very greatly enfeebled.  Flesh is soft
and flabby and skin sallow.
No other disability found and no evidence of
vicious habits.

Signatures of Pres., Sec'y, and Treas.

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"I hereby certify that Dr. J S Beck, Dr. J M ??, and
Dr. W ??? were personally present and actually participated in the
examination of John M Piles, the claimant in this case on 22 day
of August, 1906."
Signature: 

Round Rubber Stamp:  U.S. Pension Office/ K/ Sep 1 1906
SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE/ IN CASE OF
John M. Piles/ Co. E, 71st Reg't Ohio Inf
Applicant for Increase
No 127.509
Date of Examination:/ August 22, 1906
Signatures of Pres, Sec'y an Treas.
Post office, Nat Milt Home/ Montgomery/ Ohio

Skeletal and body diagrams (no markings)

 

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[36]Surgeon's Certificate Duplicate 4 Sept 1875 -
Page 72

4     DUPLICATE     4
SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE/ OF
Biennial, Annual, or Semi-annual Examination, on which the Pensioner draws his Pension.

State:  of Ohio, County:  of Darke
Post Office;  Greenville Sep 4", 1875

I hereby certify, that I have carefully examined
John M Piles, who was a private Comp E
7;1' Reg't O.V.I. in the war of the Rebellion and was
granted an Invalid Pension under Certificate No. 127509, to be paid now
at the Agency in Cincinnati Ohio, by reason of alleged
disability resulting from dislocation of left ankle &: fracture of Fibula
which he states to have been received in the line of duty while he ws in the military
Service of the United States.

In my opinion the said Pensioner's disability, form the causes aforesaid,
continues at Four Dollars per month.

A more particular description of the Pensioner's condition is subjoined:
Height, 5 ft 4 in.; weight, 125; complexion, dark; age, 35;
respiration, 22; pulse, 82
The ankle of the left leg is weak, and painful
on fatigue, and liable to be thrown out by a
misstep. 

(Signature):  Curtis Otwell M.D./ Examining Surgeon.

Page 73

4    DUPLICATE    4
SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE/ OF/ PERIODICAL EXAMINATION/ IN CASE OF
John M Piles/ Co E, 71" Reg't, O.V.I./ No. 127509
Date of Examination,/ Sep 4" 1875
Curtis Otwell M.D. (Signature)/ Examining Surgeon

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[37]Surgeon's Certificate 4 Sept 1877 -
Page 75:

4     DUPLICATE.    4
SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE/ OF/ PERIODICAL EXAMINATION/ IN CASE OF
John M Piles/ Co. E, 71" Reg't, OVI/ No. 127509
Date of Examination:  Sep 4" 1877

Round Rubber Stamp:  Pension Agency/ Columbus, Ohio/ Sep 30 1877

Curtis Otwell/ Examining Surgeon.
Post Office:  Greenville/ County, Darke/ State, Ohio

Page 76

4     DUPLICATE.    4
SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE/ OF/
Biennial, Annual, or Simi-annual Examination, on which the Pensioner draws his Pension.

State:  Ohio  County:  Darke
Post Office:  Greenville  Sep 4" 1877

I hereby certify that I have carefully examined
John M. Piles, who was a private Co E
71" Reg O.V.I. in the war of the Rebellion and was
granted an Invalid Pension under Certificate No. 127509, to be paid now
at the Agency in Columbus O, by reason of alleged
disability resulting from injury of the left ankle
which he states to have been received in the line of duty while he was in the military
service of the United States.

In my opinion the said Pensioner's disability, from the cause aforesaid,
continues at Four dollars per mo.

A more particular description of the Pensioner's condition is subjoined:
Height 5 ft 5; weight, 120; complexion, dark; age, 37;
respiration, 20; pulse, 71.
His left ankle joint is ???
a fraction of the lower end of the fibula
was lost but has been partially replaced.

Curtis Otwell/ Examining Surgeon.
 

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[38]Surgeon's Certificate 7 May 1873 -
Page 79:

215
1    SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE    1/ IN CASE OF
John M. Piles/ Co. E, 71 Reg't, OVI
APPLICATION FOR PENSION
No. 180470
Date of examination,/ May 7th Wednesday 1873
Curtis Otwell/ Examining Surgeon./ Ohio

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1    Examining Surgeon's Certificate    1
IN THE CASE OF AN ORIGINAL APPLICANT.
No. of Application, 180470

State:  of Ohio    Count:  of Darke
Greenville Post Office:  1st Wednesday May 7th, 1873.

I hereby Certify, that I have carefully examined
John M Piles, late a private of
Co. E, 71 Reg't, of Ohio Volunteer Infantry
in the service of the United States, who is an APPLICANT for an
invalid pension, by reason of alleged disability resulting from wound of
left ankle

In my opinion the said Applicant
is three fourths incapacitated for obtaining his subsistence
by manual labor from the cause above stated.
   Judging from his present condition, and from the evidence before
me, it is my belief that the said disability did ____ originate
in the service aforesaid in the line of duty.
   The disability is Permanent
   A more particular description of the applicant's condition is/ subjoined:
Height 5 ft 5; weight 135; complexion, dark.
Age, 33; pulse, 84; respiration, 23.
On the 17th day March 1865 whilst
moving on the cars from Huntsville
Alabama to New Market East Tenn
The Train was thrown from the track
I being on the Deck of the car was thrown
off.  in the fall his left ankle was dislocated
& the fibula was broken & the end was
almost through the skin.  It has been
twice thrown out since by a misstep
he says.  It becomes painful & tired by
walking he says he has to give up farming
on that account.
Curtis Otwell MD/ Examining Surgeon.

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[39]Invalid Pension 31 March 1893 -
 (3-145A.)/ Additional Pension -/under ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890/ INVALID PENSION.
Cursive at top of page:  Two ???/ Ctf. No. 127.509

Claimant, John M. Piles/ No. 22 Sirus St Dayton/ Montgomery/ Ohio
Pvt./ Company, E/ Regiment, 71 Ohio Vol. Inf.
Rate, $ ____, per month, commencing Oct 23, 1890

RECOGNIZED ATTORNEY
Name. J. W. Fitzgerald/ Nat Med Home/ Montgomery Co Ohio
Fee, $10, Agent to pay.

APPROVALS

Submitted for Adm. Apr 8, 1891  J.B. Stack, Examiner
Submitted for Adm. Feb 17/ 93
Kellog/ Legal Reviewer/ Apr 20, 1891/ Feb 25, 1893
Approved for Injury to left / leg and ankle, rheumatism,
and disease of lungs/ $6.00
No other notable disability of ???
???
Initials/ Medical Referee
Mar 31, 1893

now pensioned under other laws.  Last paid to ___, 18___, at $4
Pensioned from June 2, 1874, at $4, for Injury to left leg ankle.

SERVICE SHOWN BY RECORD
Enlisted Oct 30, 1861, honorably discharged Nov 30, 1865
Declaration filed Oct 23, 1890, alleges permanent disability, not due to vicious habits,
from injury of left leg and ankle, weak eyes,
left arm disabled from vaccination, weak lungs,
heart disability, weak in leg & general rheumatism.
    Injury of left arm from vaccination alleged
Jany 16/ 89 in application under ??? laws.
 

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[40]Invalid Pension, Rejected 16 Feb 1894 -
(3-145a.)
Act of June 27, 1890
INVALID PENSION
Claimant, John M. Piles Ctf 127.509
P.O., Dayton 22 Cyrus St/ Montgomery County/Ohio
Rank, Pvt/ Company E/ Regiment 71 Ohio Vol Inf.

Rubber stamped:  REJECTED

RECOGNIZED ATTORNEY.
J. W. Fitzgerald/ Nat. Mil. Home, Ohio
Fee, $10, Agent to pay

APPROVALS.

Submitted for Ad. Dec, 5, 1893, Holmes, Examiner
Approved for rejection, no notable disability shown under act of June
27/90 from injury of left leg & ankle
weak Eyes, injury of left arm from
vaccination, weak lungs & heart,
& gen'l rheumatism.  ??? ???
approval of Med. Reference
Kellogg, Legal Reviewer
Feb 16 1894

Approved for rejection  No/ Notable disability shown/ under Act June 27, 1890./ J.M.
Signed/ Medical Referee./ Febry 2, 1894

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[41]Declaration for Disability Pension 21 Oct 1890 -
Page 82

[3-010a.]
AA    ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890.    AA
Declaration for Disability Pension.
To be executed before a Court of Record or some officer thereof having custody of its seal.

State of Ohio County of Montgomery SS:
     On this 21 day of Oct, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety-
Personally appeared before me ???  ??? of the
Com Pleas, a court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid,
John M. Piles, aged 56 years, a resident of Dayton
city County of Montgomery, State of
Ohio, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical
John M. Piles, who was enrolled on the 31 day of
October, 1861, in The United States Service
Co. E. 71 O.V.I. Inf ??? Capt Wm Callendar
in the war of the rebellion, and served at least ninety days, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED AT
Columbus Ohio, on the 1 day of Janry, 1866.  That he
is wholly unable to earn a support by reason of general Disabilities
Injury left leg& ankle Weak Eyes Left Arm Disabled
from vaccination Weak Lungs - ??? Hait
Disability weak in life general Rheumatism.  That said disabilities are not due to his
vicious habits, and are to the best of his knowledge and belief permanent.    That he has Fore Dollars per month
applied for pension under application No _____.  That he is a  pensioner under Certificate No.
127509
That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States, under the
provisions of the act of June 27, 1890.
   He hereby appoints with full power of substitution and revocation, J W Fitzgerald
National Soldiers Home O
his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim.  That his POST-OFFICE ADDRESS is National
Military Home, County of Montgomery, State of
Ohio
John M Piles (Signature)
Attest:  Horace A. Whitney/ W??? R. Stanfield

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Also personally appeared ??? R Stanfield, residing at National
Military Home and Horace A Whitney, residing at
Dayton O, persons whom I certify to be respectable and
entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw 31 years
26 years, the claimant, sign his name (or make his mark) to the foregoing declaration; that
they have every reason to believe from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him for
26 years and 31 years respectively, that he is the identical person he repre-
sents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
Signatures of Horace A. Whitney and W??? R. Stanfield
sworn to and subscribed fore me this 21 day of Oct, A. D. 189

Signature/ Dept Clerk

The Act of June 27, 1890, REQUIRES, in case of a soldier:
1.  An honorable discharge (but the certificate need not be filed unless called for.)
2.  A minimum service of ninety days.
3.  A permanent physical disability not due to vicious habits.  (It need not have originate in the service.)
4.  The rates under the act are graded from  $6 to $12, proportioned to the degree of inability to earn a sup-
port, and are not affected by the rank held.
5.  A Pensioner under prior laws may apply under this one, or a pensioner under his one may apply under
other laws, but he cannot draw more than on pension for the same period.

?85378/ Inc. Ctf. 127509
[3-010a]/ ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890/SOLDIER'S APPLICATION
NAME/ John M Piles
SERVICE/ Listed 31 Oct 1861/ Discharged Jany 1866
ADDRESS:/ John M Piles/ Dayton Ohio
Round Rubber Stamp:  US Pension Office/ Oct 23 1890
FILED BY/ J. W. Fitzgerald/ National Military/ Home O Ba 12

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[42]Affidavit of Dr. Hoover 18 Jan 1894 (Examination conducted 23 Aug 1893)-
Page 84:

Department of the Interior,
BUREAU OF PENSIONS,
Washington, D.C., Nov 29, 1893

Mid Division/ L.J.H, Examiner
John M. Piles Claimant/ Pvt/ Co. E, 71 Reg't/ Ohio Inf/ Ctf 127509

IN THIS CLAIM, E. C. Hoover M.D., whose
post-office address is No. #20 Cyrus St Street, Dayton
Ohio, who is by occupation a Dr., DID, on Aug 23
1893, EXECUTE at Dayton
Before A. W. Decker
a Deputy Clerk in and for the City and State aforesaid/ AN AFFIDAVIT
SETTING FORTH that he has given claimant medical treatment for
a number of years has recently given him a thorough examination
and finds him suffering from chronic bronchitis, and consolidation
of lung tissue with free discharge from the lungs - hectic
flush night sweats and sinking in of the chest walls.
extreme prostration and total disability to perform
manual labor, has lived near him, observed his habits,
and considers him a goo moral habits.

Signature of Commissioner
I, McHenry Owen, Special Examiner for the Central
District, of Dayton, Ohio, do certify that the reputation
of E. C. Hoover for veracity and credibility is and pro-
fessionally is good
McHenry Owen, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office,

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1446 W. 3rd W.S - ???
Ctf No. 127509
John M Piles/ Co. E, 71 Reg't Ohio Inf
   Respectfully referred to Chief of? Special Examination Division for/ Ascer-/ tainment of credibility of E. C.? Hoover M. D.
G. T. Ribble/ Chief Med Div.
date:  Nov 29-93
Respectfully referred to Mr McH/ Owen, Special Examiner at ____ for/ Ascertainment of credibility of above
Jas Ret???/ Chief S. E. Div.
Date:  Dec 5, 93,

Respectfully referred to Chief of / Middle Division. Jas. R. Fritts,/ Chief S. E. Div.
Date:  Jan 18, 1894

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Physician's Affidavit
Act June 27, 1890.
State of Ohio, County of Montgomery, SS:
In the Pension Claim of Ctf 127.509
of John M. Piles late of/ Pr. Co. E 71 Ohio Inf Pension Act June 27 1890

That he is a Practicing Physician, and that he has been acquainted with said solderi for about 10 years,
and that I have recently made a thorough
examination of his case and find
that he is far advance with chronic
pulmonary ??? with consolidation
Continued fever, hectic flush, dyspnoea
Night sweats cavernous breathing, Constant
expectoration of the characteristic sputum,
Emaciation and sinking in of the chest
walls, Extreme prostration and total
disability to perform manual labor
Have lived close to him and had
opportunity to observe his habits and
consider him of good moral habits and no
vicious habits that would cause the
disability complains of or any other complaints
   Have frequently given him medical treatment
for the lung trouble described and other
minor complaints.

Physician off for consumption/ No vicious habits, 93 & prior

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E. C. Hoover M.D.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 23 day of Aug A. D. 1893
A N Decker/ Deputy Clerk

MEDICAL EVIDENCE
Affidavit of/ Dr. E. C. Hoover/ of Dayton Ohio
Claim of/ John M. Piles/ Pv Co. E 71 Ohio Inf
No. Ctf 127.509/ For / Pension Act of June 27 1890
Address/ W 20 Cyrus St/ Dayton Ohio

Round rubber stamp:  U S Pension Office/ Aug 15 1893

Filed by/ J. W. Fitzgerald/ National Military Home, Ohio/ Box 81.

 

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[43]Pension Card, Sarah 11 June 1919 -
Page 86:

3-732/ Cert. No. 871061
Act of April 18 1908 amended by
Act of September 8, 1918
Sarah E/ Widow of? John M. Piles/ Rank Priv/ Company E/ Regiment 71 Ohio Inf
Rate per Month $25/ Commencing Apr 8, 1919
Group 3
Issued June 11, 1919

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Nov 5 1926
Increased to $50 per mo. from
Aug. 4, 1926 - Act July 3, 1926
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[44]Physician's Affidavit 25 Apr 1891 -
Page 92

PHYSICIAN'S AFFIDAVIT
State of Ohio, County of Darke, SS:
In the Pension Claim No 127509/ of John M Piles late of
Blank
Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid
County and State B. F. Krester a citizen of Arcanum
whose Post Office address is Arcanum
well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case/ as follows:
  That he is a Practicing Physician, and that he has been acquainted with said soldier for about 16 years; and that
Arcanum O
This is to certify that I have
been John M Piles family
physician for about the
years first treated him
in the year 1875 for neuralgia
of supraonbital nerve.  His eyes
were very weak and he
suffered considerable at times
I can not give dates as I prescribed
for his family at various times
and I did not designate the
prescriptions, Mr. Piles says that
he is and has been disabled
from performing manual
labor to the extent of one half
from reason of said disease
I will further state that I
treated him for pneumonia and
that he has been troubled or
afflicted with cough for years
and in time may end in
tuberculosis, He is a man
of good moral character
and steady habits

Physician ??? for sore eyes & dis. of lungs - 75-91/ No Vicious habits

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He further declares that he has been a practitioner of medicine for over 16 years, and that he has no
interest, either direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
B. F. Krester M. D. (Signature)
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 25 day of April A. D. 1891.
and I hereby certify that the affiant is a practicing physician in good professional standing; that the
contents of he above declaration, &c., were fully made known to him before swearing, including the words
 ___ erased, and the words ____ added;  and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the
prosecution of this claim.
T. M. Smith/ Notary Public

Round Rubber Stamp:  U.S. Pension Office/ Apr 30 1891

MEDICAL EVIDENCE/ AFFIDAVIT OF
B. F. Krester/ M.D.
CLAIM OF
John M. Piles/ Co. E, 71 Ohio
|No. 127509/ for/ Increase
Round Rubber Stamp:  US Pension Office/ Apr 30 1891
Filed by (Signature)/ Dayton Ohio

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[45]Title Page, Affidavits of Caleb Worley and Eli Wallace  1 Dec 1893 -
Left Column:

L J W, Ex'r.   (3-061.)  CALL No. 10.
Dec 4/ 1898    944511
Department of the Interior,/ Bureau of Pensions,/ Dec 1st, 1893
Respectfully requested of the Officer in/ Charge of the Record and Pension office,
War Department, a report from the records/ of his office as to the presence or absence, on/
or about June, 1862,/ of Caleb Worley and / Eli Wallace
of E 71 Ohio Vol Inf/ and the station, at that date, of the Regt
Claim No. 127509/ John M Piles/ E 71 Ohio Vol Inf
? Lochorn/ Commissioner.
6-222

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Address:  "Chief of the Record and Pension Office/ War Department, Washington, D. C."
Record and Pension Office,/ WAR DEPARTMENT/ Washington, Dec 4 1893
Respectfully returned to the / Commissioner of pensions
The rolls show that/ Caleb Worley/ Eli Wallace
mentioned in the preceding endorsement were present
during the period named in that endorsement
Re?? for May in/ Completed
(Round Rubber Stamp):  U S/ Pension Office/ E/ Dec 5 1893
During the period named the station of the company and regiment was as follows:  June 30/ 62/ Clarksville Tenn
BY THE AUTHORITY OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
I C Ainsworth/ Colonel, U. S. Army, Chief of Office.

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[46]Affidavit Caleb Worley 23 Feb 1893 -
Page 95

Department of the Interior,/ Bureau of Pensions,/ Washington, D. C., Dec 1st, 1893
Mid Division/ L J W Examiner./ John M Piles Claimant./
Co. E, 71st Reg't/ Ohio Inf/ Ctf No. 127509
IN THIS CLAIM Caleb Worley, whose
post-office address is No. 16 Brown Street, Dayton
Ohio, who is by occupation (Blank), DID, on Feb 23rd
1893, EXECUTE at Dayton
Before Ulysses S. Rarick
a Notary Public in and for the City and State aforesaid,
whose post-office address is No. (Blank) Street, AN AFFIDAVIT
SETTING FORTH that  he was in the same company & regiment with claimant,
that about the time of the battle of Shiloh he took sick and coughed a
a great deal.  was emaciated a broken in health until he went in the hospital
where he saw him every day, and thought he had consumption and
was going to die.  He was sent home and did not see him until he
came back to the regiment in December/62 or there about/ On his
return to the regiment he wore glasses and his eyes were inflamed &
watery, he has seen him frequently ever since and has never
seen his eyes in any other condition than above named.

The reputation of his witness for veracity and credibility is desired.  The Special Examiner will make his
report accordingly.  He will take the witness' deposition only in the event that he shall have reason to believe
that the facts within the witness' knowledge differ from those set forth in the affidavit; but, when taken, such
deposition must show what the witness knows of his own personal knowledge, and his means of knowledge; and
any improper practice in connection with the preparation of the affidavit and the part borne by whoever may be
in fault.
?? Lochorn/ Commissioner
I, McHenry Owen, Special Examiner of the Central
District, of Dayton Ohio, do certify that the reputation
of Caleb Worley for veracity and credibility is apparently
good but that his knowledge of the facts differing from those
set forth in his affidavit, I have taken the following deposition from him:
   On this 23 day of December, 1891[1],  at Dayton,
County of Montgomery, State of Ohio, before me,
McHenry Owen, a Special Examiner of the Pension Office, personally

[1]  Is this a mistake and it should be 1893?

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appeared Caleb Worley, who, being by me first duly sworn to
answer truly all interrogatories propounded to him, reposes and says his age is 52, occu-
pation, Janitor U.S. Building at Dayton; P.O. address, 168 Brown St.
Dayton, Ohio.  I served in Co "E" 71st Ohio Vols Inf. from
Nov 15 1861, till ??? which h?? date of
Nov 30, 1864.  ??? at the time we were vaccinated
in service.  I was sergent.  I first knew John M. Piles
a private of ??? but who acted as ??? after
his enlistment, at which time he appeared all right physically.
I am satisfied he complain some ?? ??? call of Clarksville Tenn
in 1862, ??? I don't remember nature of complaints.  Nearly all
men then had chronic diarrhea at that time .  We were vaccinated at
Dechard, Tenn, in about April 1864 (3), and John M Piles has a swelled
arm and could not be at his ???, from almost the ??? ???
after that, he did some duty but ??? arm little after that.
He became poor, sallow, was kept along, had to be hauled a part
of the time, but I was not so very int??? with him, ??? cannot
??? now tell the nature of his afflictions, but know he
appeared like a nice man, as already stated.
I was ??? ??? not see him at discharge.
Ges he coughed some in S???, and h wore
glasses. big goggle glasses, two years of
of the time he was in Service.  Could not
see his eyes when had them on.  No his Eyes
were all right at first I saw him in
Service.  I am positive that he coughed
a good deal in Service, but I cannot say whether
it was due to cold, or was affecting his lungs, because
I did not know him well ??? he ??? am ???
on ???  ??? hat d??? near ??? ?? after ??? he was ???
Caleb Worley, Deponent (Signature)

Sworn to and subscribed before me on this 23rd day of December, 1893, and I certify
that the contents were fully mad known to deponent before signing.
McHenry Owen, Special Examiner. (Signature)

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Caleb Worley.  Watchman
No. 165 Brown
Ctf No. 127 509
John M. Piles/ Co. E, 71 Reg't Ohio Inf
Respectfully referred to Chief of/ Special Examination Division for ascer/tainment of credibility of
Caleb Worley/ ???/ Chief Mid Div.
Date:  Dec 1st 93

Respectfully referred to Mr.  McHenry/ Owen, Special Examiner/ at Dayton Ohio for/ ascertainment of credibility of above
Jas R. Fritts/ Chief S. E. Div./ Date:  Dec 7th/ 93

Respectfully referred to Chief of
Middle Division./ Jas. R. Fritts/Chief S. E. Div.
Date:  Jan 18, 1894

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[47]Affidavit of McHenry Owen 16 Jan 1894 - [1]
I called at this/Man's house and/ he was away/ from home. I told
his wife my business/ and she proceeded to/ tell me about the/
condition of John M./ Piles in a way that/ satisfied me that
it was not necessary to interview/ affiant who is of
good reputation and/ I think ???/ about the statements
he signed/ Respectfully,/ McHenry Owen
Dayton, Ohio/ Jany 16, 1894
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[48]Affidavit of Eli Wallace 24 Feb and 7 Dec 1893 -
Page 98:

Department of the Interior,/ Bureau of Pensions,/ Washington D. C., Dec 1st, 1893
Mid Division./ LJW Examiner
John M Piles claimant/ Pvt/ Co. E, 71 Reg't Ohio/ Inf/ Ctf No. 127509

In this Claim, Eli Wallace, whose/ post-office address is No. 1706, W 3rd Street, Dayton
Ohio, who is by occupation (Blank), DID, on Feb 24/ EXECUTE at Dayton
Before Ulysses S. Rarick/ a Notary Public in and for the City and State aforesaid,
whose post-office address is No. (blank) Street, An Affidavit
Setting Forth that he served in the same company and regiment
with claimant, has seen him frequently since date of discharge
while in service he suffered from consumption and sore eyes and
continues to suffer from said disabilities to the present time.
He has been three fourths disabled from performing manual labor
since his discharge, and has expected him to die for the
past ten years with consumption. he is even almost
totally incapacitated from said disabilities for
labor of any kind

?? Lochorn/ Commissioner.
I, McHenry Owen, Special Examiner for the Central
District, at Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, do certify that the reputation
of Eli Wallace for veracity and credibility is good
McHenry Owen (signature), a Special Examiner of the Pension Office,

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None of this form used at the top

Bottom of form:
1706 W 3rd St/ ??? 255 S Cyrus W. S.
Ctf No. 127509?John M Piles/ Co. E, 71 Reg't Ohio Inf
Respectfully referred to Chief of/ Special Examination Division for/ ascertainment of credibility of
Eli Wallace
G ?. Ribble/ Chief Mid Div.
Date:  Dec 1 - 93
Respectfully referred to Mr McHenry/ Owen, Special Examiner/ at Dayton, Ohio for
ascertainment of credibility of above
Jas R. Fritts/ Chief S. E. Div/ Date:  Dec 7th/ 93.

Respectfully referred to Chief of/Middle Divison/Jas. R. Fritts/ Chief of S. E. Div.
Date?  Jan 18, 1894

 

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[49]Confirmation Document - A. H. Brandon 24 Jan 1874 -
Adjutant General's Office/ Washington, D. C., Jany 24, 1874
Sir:/ I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of
application for Pension No. 180.470, and to return it herewith,
with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.
   It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office that
A. H. Brandon was
Captain, in Co. B, 71st Regiment
of Ohio Volunteers, to serve _____ years, or
during the war.  On the Muster Roll of Co. B, of that Regiment,
for the months of March & April, 1865,
he is reported present.  Same report
on Return for March 65, Station
Greenville, Tenn.  Station of Co. Feby./ 28" 1865, Huntsville, Ala.

I am, sir, very respectfully,/ Your obedient servant
Thomas M. Vincent (Signature)/ Assistant Adjutant General/ by (signature unreadable)
Teh Commissioner of Pensions, / Washington, D. C.

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[50]Confirmation Document Henry K. McConnell 8 May 1873 -
Adjutant General's Office/ Washington, D. C., May 8, 1873
Sir:/ I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of
application for Pension No. 180.470, and to return it herewith,
with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.
   It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office that
Henry K McConnell was
Colonel, in 71st Regiment
of Ohio Volunteers,/ during the war.  On the Return of that Regiment
for the months of Feb, 1865,
he is reported Comd'g 2nd Brig 3rd Div 4" A, C, Since Dec
26 1864 - Same Return reports C. N. Hoagland Surgeon
2nd Brig 3rd Div 4" A. C. Station Huntsville, Ala.
Records do not show March from Huntsville, Ala to
New Market, Tenn, Feb 14, 1865.

I am, sir, very respectfully,/ Your obedient servant,/ Thomas M. Vincent/ Assistant Adjutant General
The Commissioner of Pensions, by (unreadable signature)/ Washington, D. C.

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[51]Confirmation Michael Shiverdecker & John Karn 9 Apr 1891 -
Left Column:

(3-061.)    CALL No. 10
253108 Division
Rev. Apr 8-91 Finney
Department of the Interior/ Bureau of Pensions/ Apr 8, 1891
Respectfully requested of the Adjutant/ General U.S.A. a report from the records of his
Office as to the presence or absence, on or about/ Apr 1862 & Summer, 1863,/
of David Shiverdecker/ and John Karn/ of Co. E, 7;1 Ohio Vols/ and the station, at that date, of the ??

Claim Ctf No. 127509
John M Piles/ pvt Co. E, 71 Ohio Vols.
Signature/ Commissioner.

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War Department/ Record and Pension Division/ Washington, Apr 9 1891
Respectfully returned to  the/ Commissioner of Pensions.
The rolls show that Michael Shiverdecker/ and/ John Karn,
mentioned in the preceding endorsement were present
during the period named in that endorsement except/as follows:
Dec. 31/62, Karn deserted Dec./ 20/62; not home on rolls from that
time to Aug. 28/63, when he/ returned to Co.; Oct 21/63, under
arrest, absent.  Name David Shiverdecker/ not found on rolls of Co. E, 71 Ohio
During the period named the station of the company
and regiment was as follows:  April 30/62,
Clarksville, Tenn.  April 30/63, Fort/ Donelson, Tenn.  June 30/63, Same
Station.  Aug 31/63, Gallatin,/ Tenn. Oct 31/63, same station.

By Authority of the Secretary of War:/ Signature/ Surgeon, U. S. Army.

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[52]Confirmation Physical Description John M. Piles 23 March 1911 -
Left Column:

3-050.
Civil War Div. MSN, EX'r.
Department of the Interior/ Bureau of Pensions/ Washington, D. C., March 23, 1911
Respectfully returned to the/ Adjutant general.  War
Department for the/ physical description/ of soldier
(Round Rubber Stamp):  U.S./ Pension Office/ Mar 27 1911
5 enclosures./ No other report on file
Inc. Cert. No. 127509
John M. Piles/ Pri. Co. E. 71. Ohio Vo Inf.
(Double Rectangular Rubber Stamp):  Civil War/ Division/ Mar 27/ Signature ?? Davenport/ Commissioner

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War Department,/ The Adjutant General's Office,/ Washington, Mar 25 1911
Respectfully returned to the /commissioner of Pensions,/ with the information that in the case of
John M. Piles/ Co. E, 71 Reg't Ohio Inf
the records show personal description as follows:
Age 21, height 5ft, 5 inches,
Complexion fair/ eyes hazel, hair brown
Place of birth Montgomery Co. Oh
Occupation, farmer
(Round Rubber Stamp):  U. S. Pension Office/ Mar 27 1911
?? Ainsworth (Signature)

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(Rectangular Rubber Stamp):  Adjutant General's Office/ 3002983/ Mar 25/ 1911/ War Department

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[53]Railroad Accident Inquiry May-July 1873 -
Page 105:

Department of the Interior,/ Pension Office, Invalid Division,/ July 24th, 1873.
Respectfully referred to the adjutant/ General, U.S.A., for/ information whether there are
any records showing/ that R.R. accident as/ alleged occurred.
Claim No. 180.470 of John/M. Piles
4 Inclosures.
Please return these papers/ with report
(Round Rubber Stamp):  Received/ July 24
Signed - ??? Acting Commissioner

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Page 106

7061.aau.0(EB 73/ July 24th 73
John M. Piles/ Co. "E", 71st O. Vols
C??? of ???
desires new ???
showing whether or/ not the RR accident alleged occurred
5 ???  EB

 

101/113
War Department,/ Adjt. Grnl's Office,/ August 6, 11873
Resp Yr returned to the /Comr. of Pensions.
   There are no records/ in this office showing that/ Rail Road accident as/
alleged occurred.
JR Martin/ Asst. Adjt. Grn'l
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(No. 6.)
Department of the Interior,/ Pension Office,/ April 30, 1873.
Sir:  In the case of John M. Piles.  No. 180.470, late
a Priv., Co. E, 71st Regiment of Ohio Vols.,
it is respectfully requested that you furnish this office whatever evidence
the records of your Office may afford as to the disease or injury for
which the applicant was treated while in Regimental/ Hospital , for injury to left leg.

He alleges his treatment was subsequent to Feb. 14/ 1865, Disch'd Nov 30th, 1865.
Please return this circular with your report.
Respectfully, yours,/ J? Baker/ Commissioner

Surgeon General U. S. A./ Present./ Room No. 22, Sec 2/ Initials
 

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Surgeon General's Office,/ Record and Pension Division.
Washington, D.C. June 9, 1873.
Respectfully returned to the/ Commissioner of Pensions.
No information bearing upon this/ inquiry has been obtained from the records
of ? Div. 4 A.C, or of Gen. Field/ Hspl., Army of the Cumberland.
The records of the Regtl. Hopl. are/ not on file.
By order of the Surgeon General/ J J Woodward/ Asst. Surgeon, U.S.A./ (106)

(Two Oval Rubber stamps, bottom left corner)

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Adjutant General's Office/ Washington D.C., June 23rd, 1873.
Sir:  I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of
application for Pension No. 180.470, and to return it herewith,
with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.
   It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office that
John M. Piles was
Pvt, in Co. E, 71st Regiment
of Ohio Volunteers, to serve 3 years, or
during the war.  On the Muster Roll of Co. E, of that Regiment,/
for the months of Jany. & Feby., 1865
his is reported present for duty.  Co. stationed
at Huntsville, Ala.  Records do not show
where Piles or his Co. were on the 14th day of/
Feby. 1865.  Div Return for Feb 1865 shows that the/
regt arrived by R.R. at Nashville Tenn, from
Huntsville, Ala. Feb. 2, returned by
R.R. to Huntsville on the 7th.

I am, sir, very respectfully,/ Your obedient servant, ???/ Assistant Adjutant General./ (2)
Initials The Commissioner of Pensions,/ Washington, D.C.

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Adjutant General's Office,/ Washington, D. C., May 5th, 187(3)?
Sir:  I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of
application for Pension No. 180.470, and to return it herewith,
with such information as is furnished by the files of this office.
   It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office that
John M. Piles was enrolled on the 30th
day of October, 1861, at Pyrmont O. in Co. E.,
71st Regiment of Ohio Volunteers, to
serve three years or during the war, and mustered into service as
a private on the 30th day of October, 1861,
at Camp Dave Tod, in Co. E., 71 Regiment
of Ohio Volunteers, to serve three years, or
during the war.  On the Muster Rolls of Co. E., of that Regiment,
to October 31, 1865,
he is reported present.  He was mustered out with his
Company at San Antonio, Tex., Nov 30/65
No evidence of the Company being on the Rail Road between
Huntsville, Ala., and New Market Tenn, on the 14th Feb. 1865.
   No evidence of disability in his case.

I am, sir, very respectfully,/ Your obedient servant, ???/ Assistant Adjutant General./ (2)
Initials The Commissioner of Pensions,/ Washington, D.C.

 

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[54]Declaration for Increase or Additional Pension 16 Jan 1897 -
Page 111:

Act of July 14, 1862./ Declaration for Increase or Additional Pension.
State of Ohio, County of Montgomery, SS:
On this 16th day of Jany A.D. 1897, personally appeared
before me, a clerk of the Courts, within and for the County and State aforesaid,
John M. Piles, aged 56 years, a resident of
Dayton, County of Montgomery and State of Ohio,
who, being by me duly sworn according to law, declares that he is a pensioner of the United States, enrolled at the
Columbus O. Pension Agency at the rate of Fourteen dollars
per month. under Certificate No. 127509, by reason of disability from "Injury to left
ankle & leg and disease of Eyes & Lungs, incurred in the service of the United States while serving as a
Private in Company "E" of the 71st Regt of
Ohio Fin. Volunteers.  That he believes himself entitled to an increase of pension
on account of increased disability resulting from cause for which pension was granted.
    That in addition thereto he claims pension for resulting diseases
viz. Rheumatism, Heart Disease, diseases
of Chest, Stomach & Bowels, Lumbago, and
General Disability

That he hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation,
Wm. L. Eckman. of National Military Home, O.
his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim.
   His Post Office address is No 1535 N. 1st St, Dayton Ohio
Witnesses:
Michael Shiverdecker/ John H. Cusick
John M Piles (Signature)
Also personally appeared Michael Shiverdecker, residing at Dayton
Ohio, and Jno H. Cusick, residing at
Dayton Ohio, persons whom I certify to be respectable and
entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw John M.
Piles, the claimant, sign his name to the aforegoing; that they
have every reason to believe from the appearance of said claimant, and their acquaintance with him, that he is the
identical person he represents himself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
Signatures of Michael Shiverdecker and John H. Cusick

 

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Sworn to and subscribed before me this 16th day of Jany, A.D. 1897,
and I hereby certify that the contents of the foregoing declaration were fully made known and explained to the
applicant and witnesses before they made oath to the same, including the words (blank);/ and that I have
no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
Signature/ Official Signature/ Clerk of the Court

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Certificate No. 127.509
Invalid/ Claim for Increase
John M. Piles/ Co. E 71st Reg't/ Ohio Inft. Vols.
Address/ Dayton Ohio
Filed by Wm. L. Eckman,/ Pension Attorney/ National Military Home, O.

Rubber Stamps:
-  Top:  Rectangular - Law Division/ Received/ Feb 12 1897
-  Middle:  Round - U.S. Pension Office/ Jan 18 1897
-  Bottom:  Rectangular - Record Div./ Received/ Jan 20 1897

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[55]For an Increase of Invalid Pension 2 Feb 1903 -
Page 113:

For an Increase of Invalid Pension.
State of Ohio County of Montgomery, SS:
   On this 2 day of Feby A.D. 1903, personally appeared
before me a (Rubber Stamp:  Deputy Clerk of the County of common Pleas/ Montgomery County), Ohio within and for the County and
State aforesaid John M Piles
aged 63 years, a resident of the County of Montgomery State of
Ohio, who being duly sworn, according to law, deposes as follows, to-wit:
   I am a pensioner of the United States, duly enrolled at the Columbus Ohio pension
agency, at the rate of fourteen dollars per month, Certificate No. 127509 by reason of
disability incurred in the military service of the United States while a member of Company E
of the 71 Regiment of Ohio Inf Volunteers, and my present physical condition is
such that I believe I am entitled to receive an increase of pension.  I am pensioned for
injury to left leg and ankle and decrease of eyes and lungs
That my disability has resulted in Rheumatism and injury from/ vaccination of left arm
That since I last applied for an increase of my pension my disability has increased.

WITH FULL POWER OF SUBSTITUTION, I HEREBY APPOINT M. V. TIERNEY & CO., OF
WASHINGTON, D. C., my true and lawful attorneys, to prosecute my claim.  My Post-Office ad-
dress is:  1721 Monument Cic Dayton
John M Piles (Signature)
Witnesses:  Geo H. Orrill and James H B????  (their signatures appear below)
Sworn to and subscribed before this 2 day of Feb A. D. 1903 ....

(Round Rubber Stamp):  U.S. Pension Office/ Feb 4 1903

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INVALID CLAIM/ FOR/ Increase of Pension
John M. Piles, Applicant/ Co. E 71st Reg't
Certificate No. 127.509
(Round Rubber Stamp):  Law Division/ Received/ Feb5 1903
Filed by/ M. V. Tierney & Co.,/ Attorneys At Law/ Washington, D. C.
(Round Rubber Stamp:  Record Division/ Feb 5 1903

RESULTING DISABILITIES
[Several types of disabilities are listed)

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[56]Declaration for the Increase of an Invalid Pension 4 Sept 1895 -
Page 115:

Declaration for the Increase of an Invalid Pension.

State of Ohio County of Montgomery, SS:
On this 4th day of September A. D. one thousand eight hundred
and ninety-five, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within
and for the County and State aforesaid, John M. Piles, aged 55 years
a resident of Dayton, County of Montgomery,
State of Ohio, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is a pensioner
of the United States, enrolled at the  (blank) Pension Agency at the rate of Ten
dollars per month, under Certificate no. 127.509, by reason of disability from
"Injury to left leg & ankle, and disease of/ Lungs and Eyes"
incurred in the Military service of the United States, while serving as a Private
in Co. "E" 71st Regt. Ohio Inft Vols.
That he believes himself to be entitled to an increase of pension on account of this injury  to
above cited Left Leg & ankle having progressed,
& intensified in pains, rendering walking
or standing more difficult & painful.
Also on above cited disease of eyes, which
have grown weaker, & vision more impaired.
Also on the Lungs, as more soreness is
felt there - at.
   He further claims Pension
for New or Additional disabili-
ties to wit - Rheumatism, Heart
Disease, Lumbago, and Disease of Chest,
Stomach & Bowels resultant from
one or more of the above cited disa-
bilities - viz - Injury to left Leg and
ankle, and Disease of Lungs and Eyes"
and he hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, J?? L. Eckman
of National Military Home Ohio/ his true and lawful attorney, to prosecute this claim.
His post Office address is Dayton, County/ of Montgomery, State of Ohio

John M. Piles (Signature)

Signatures of two witnesses

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Personally appeared Frank H??? residing at Central Branch
Natl Military Home and George L??? residing at/ same place persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who
being by me duly sworn, depose and say that they were present and saw John M. Piles
the claimant sign his name to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to
believe from the appearance of the said claimant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he repre-
sents himself to be; that they have no interest in this claim, and are not concerned in its prosecution.
Signatures of the two witnesses

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 4th day of September A. D. 1895 . . .
Harley H S???/ Notary Public

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INVALID/ CLAIM FOR INCREASE
John M. Piles/ Co. "E", 71st Reg't/ Ohio Inft Vols/ Pension Certificate No. 127.509
Address:  221 Paisley St/ Dayton Ohio

(Round Rubber Stamp):  U.S. Pension Office/ H/ Sept 6 1895

Filed by/ J?? L. Eckman/ Natl Military/ Home Ohio

(Rectangular Rubber Stamp):  Law Division/ Received/ B. Sep 10 1895 P.

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[57]Declaration for Increase of an Invalid Pension 8 Jan 1889 -
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Declaration for Increase of an Invalid Pension/ (Old and New Disability)
State of Ohio, County of Montgomery, SS:
on this 8th day of January, A. D. on thousand eight hundred and eighty nine/ personally appeared before me,
John M Piles, aged 48, years, a resident of
Dayton, County of Montgomery, State of
Ohio, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he
is a pensioner of the United States, by Certificate number 127509, and duly enrolled at
the Columbus Ohio Pension Agency, at the rate of Four/ dollars per month, by reason of disability incurred in the
military service of the United States while serving as Private/ Private Co "E" 71st Regt O.V.I.
that his present physical condition is such that he believes himself entitled to receive an increased pension
   He further declares that he is disabled in the following manner, to wit:
for the increase of disability on my broken leg and ankle
which is sore and very painfull and being ?? helpless
in walking and getting around.  Also by injury of left
arm by reason of vaccination performed on it while in
field Tulahoma Tennessee.  Also attending to shoulder
also soreness of eyes resulting from colds ???
from exposure in the service having served
continuously, ??  57 number from October
1862 until December 1866 and near ???
out in field.    I also  need lung ???  A mild
???
Cincinnati, Ohio I think in August 1862
I ??? ??? examined at H????  Ohio

and he hereby appoints with full power of substitution and revocation
M. P. Nolan of Dayton Ohio/ his true and lawful attorney, to prosecute his claim for increase of pension
His Post Office address is ??  Dayton Ohio
Witness:  Signature/ John M Piles (Signature)

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Page 118:

Sworn to and subscribed before me on this 8 day of January A. D. 1889
Signature/ Notary Public

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INVALID/ CLAIM FOR INCREASE/ OLD AND NEW DISABILITY
John M Piles, Applicant/ Co "E" 71 Reg't/ Ohio Inft Vols.
(Oval Rubber Stamp):  Pension/Office/Jan 16 1889
Filed by M P Nolan/Dayton Ohio

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[58]Declaration for the Increase of an Invalid Pension 26 Dec 1884 -
Page 119:

Declaration for the Increase of an Invalid Pension.

State of Ohio, County of Darke, SS.
On this 26th day of December A. D. on thousand eight hundred and eighty four
personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace within and for the County and State
aforesaid, John m. Piles aged forty four years, a resident of
Arcanum County of Darke State of/ Ohio, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is a pensioner of the
United States, enrolled at the Columbus Pension Agency at the rate of four
dollars per month, Certificate No. 127.509, by reason of disability from "Injury to/ left leg and ankle"
incurred in the military service of the United States, while serving as a Private/ Co. E 71st Regt Ohio Inf Vols
That he believes himself entitled to an increase of pension on account of increased
disability, resulting from his / injury.  he finds that he is becoming/ ??? more disabled from the
performance of manual labor, by reason/ of his injuries, especially so in damp
or cold weather.  His ankle causes/ his a great deal of pain and/ inconvenience
and that he hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation,
??? of Toledo, Ohio/ his true and lawful attorney, to prosecute his claim.
His Post Office address is Arcanum, Darke County,/ Ohio
Two Witness Signatures:  Richard Werts and O. B. Pierce
John M Piles (Signature)

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appeared O B Pierce, residing at/ Arcanum Ohio and Richard Werts/ residing at Arcanum Ohio, persons whom I certify to be
respectable and entitled to credit and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw
John M. Piles, the claimant sign his name to the foregoing
declaration; that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him
that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim
Signatures of Richard Wertz and O. B. Pierce
John M Piles (Signature)
Sworn to and subscribed before me this (Blank) day of December A. D. 1884
Edward Dougherty/ Justice of the Peace

Note in middle of page:  "Clerk's Certificate on file in Pension Office"

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INVALID/ CLAIM FOR INCREASE
John M Piles, Applicant/ Co. E 71st Reg't./ Ohio Inf Vols.
Pension Certificate No. 127509
(Oval Rubber Stamp):  U S Pension Office/ Feb 17 1885
Filed by ???/ Toledo/ Ohio

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[59]Additional Pension Documents -
59 more pages of Pension Documents - Acc002595/ Doc1524.pdf

Note:  I will be working on these documents as time permits and try to get them transcribed - in the meantime please take a look at the PDF file above.

 
 

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Sources
 

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S1 Military Record. NARA Order Form for Pension Records for John Milton Piles, ID1278, May 1985. Wilma Haas Lucas Papers. Acc002570/Doc1482.pdf

Documents received:
Acc002561/Doc1473.pdf  S5,
Acc002564 and Acc002565 - Doc1476.pdf and Doc1477.pdf  S8,
Acc2568/Doc1479.pdf  S11,
Acc002567/ Doc1478.pdf)  S10,
Acc002563/Doc1475.pdf)  S7,

 
S2 Civil War Pension Records ordered from NARA, 14 Feb 2013, Received 1 March 2013.  .pdf file contains 120 pages.  John M. Piles: Application No. 180.470, Certificate No. 127.509. Sarah Hamilton Piles: Application No. 1139213, Certificate No. 871061. Acc002587/Doc1501.pdf
 
Doc1501.pdf

Another Copy

S3 Book:  Stewart, Martin. Redemption: The 71st Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War. Miami County, Ohio: Self-Published, Hardbound edition, 2012. Bk3744  
S4 1900 U.S. Census.  Jefferson Township, Montgomery County, Ohio.  SD 2, ED 90 Sheet 24A, Central Branch, National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers.  Line 44, David Shiverdecker.  Original Data:  NARA, T623_1308.  Family History Library Microfilm 1241308.  www.ancestry.com, accessed 5 March 2013.  Link -

Extract:  David Shiverdecker:  Inmate - 51 yr old white male, born Dec 1848 in Ohio - Widower - Birthplace of father unknown, Mother born in Virginia - able to read, write and speak English
 

 
S5 Book: Proceedings of the annual reunion of the 71st O.V.I. Association. Troy, Ohio: Miami Union Job Rooms, 1891. (Google Books) - Bk3754 Google Books
S6 Civil War Pension Records ordered from NARA, Received 22 March 2013.  .pdf file contains 59 pages. John M. Piles: Application No. 180.470, Certificate No. 127.509. Sarah Hamilton Piles: Application No. 1139213, Certificate No. 871061. Acc002595/Doc1524.pdf
 
Doc1524.pdf

Another Copy

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