William T. Rouse Pension Application

William T. Rouse Declaration for Original Invalid Pension


State of West Virginia } SS.
Cabell County,

On this 14th day of July , A. D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine personally appeared before me, a Clerk of the County Court , a court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid, William T. Rouse aged 52 years, a resident of the Tp of Unio n county of Cabell , State of West Virginia who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical William T. Rouse

who was ENROLLED on the 8th day of August , 1862 , in Company A of the 14 Regiment of Kentucky Vol Inftry commanded by Capt R. Thomas . and

was honorably DISCHARGED at Lexington Ky on the 6th day of August , 1865 ;

that his personal description is as follows: Age, 35 years ; height 5 feet 9 inches; complexion, DK; hair, DK ; eyes, Blue .

Here state name or nature of disease, or location of wound or injury. If disabled by disease, state fully its causes; if by wound or injury, the precise manner in which received.

That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the services and in the line of his duty at Pogue’s Crossing, Licking River, in the State of Kentucky on or about the 4th day of November , 1862, he was ruptured by his horse . falling with him & on him in a ditch, being pursued by the enemy while seeking information within their lines by order of Maj Genl Gordon Granger. And also contracted inflammatory Rheumatism from exposure from which he is now totally disabled.

That he was ^ not treated in hospitals as follows: Here state the names or numbers, and localities of all the hospitals in which treated, and dates for the following reasons,

That at the time Of receiving the above injuries he could procure temporary of treatment. releif from surgeons in his field & did not wish to be discharged for his disability before the close of the war.

That he has not been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above.

HERE state what The service was, whether prior or subsequent to that stated above, and the dates at which it began and ended.

That since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the ^ at Lesage’s of Cabell Co in the State of West Virginia , and his occupation has been that of a farmer .

That prior to his entry into service above named he was a man of good, sound, physical health , being when enrolled a Weaver . That he is now totally disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of his injuries, above described , received in the service of the United States ; and he there- fore makes this declaration for the purposes of being placed on invalid pension roll of the United States.

He hereby appoints, will full power of substitution and revocation, …………………………….. of …………………………. State of ………………………………….., his true and lawful attorney

four years ^ ago applied through Ewing of Catlettsburg KY office to prosecute his claim.

That he has………………………….received………………. applied for a Pension. That his for pension but had never been able to hear from it.

POST OFFICE ADDRESS is Lesage’s county of Cabell . State of West Virginia .

Claimant’s signature,
William T. Rouse

F. E. Lesage
Wash. Jefferson

Transcription by: Robert Trowbridge