Henry C. Sowards Pension Increase

Henry C. Sowards Pension Increase

H. R. 23212. Henry C. Sowards, aged 65 years, served as a private in Company H, Fourteenth Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, and in Company E, Thirty-ninth Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, from October 25. 1861, to January 31, 1865 (3 years 3 months"and 6 days), and is now a pensioner under the act of June 27, 1890, at $12 per month on account of disease of rectum and complete double inguinal hernia.

Was formally pensioned under the act of July 14, 1862, at $4 per month for disease of rectum.

Address. Pikeville, Ky.

Board of surgeons, October 19. 1898. found disease of rectum, disease of heart, cystitis, and double inguinal hernia.

Medical testimony is that applicant has disease of lungs and heart, is confined to the house and his bed most of the time, and is unable to do manual labor.

Other testimony is that applicant has exhausted every means of support and now has nothing but his pension for a support.

An increase to $30 a month is recommended.

Source: Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.United States Congressional Serial Set, By United States Government Printing Office; Published by U.S. G.P.O., 1912, pp. 65/66