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Robert Brown Papers




MEDICAL CERTIFICATE
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Robert Brown 2nd Lieut. , of the 13th Penna. Cavalry . Regiment of Company G , having applied for a certificate of health, I do hereby certify that I have carefully examined this Officer,and find that he is suffering from a contusion of left ankle which is tender, stiff and swollen


And that in consequence thereof, he is in my opinion, unfit for duty. I further declare my belief that he will not be able to resume his duties in a less period than
twenty days .


John H. Sullivan Staff Surgeon .
in charge U.S. Hosp., Camp Curtin, Harrisburg .

Dated at ( Harrisburg), this eighth day of July 186 3









Head-Quarters Second Army Corps
January 18, 1864
Major S. O. Bull
Prov. Marshall
2nd Corps
Major



I respectfully request a leave of absence for fifteen days to go to Lycoming County Pennsylvania and from thence to Western Virginia for the following reasons: I have been in the field with this army since 28th July 1862, and during that time my business at home in Lycoming County has become disarrayed, and it is important to me that I should get home to arrange it. I desire also to go to Western Va. to procure important books and papers belonging to my Company from its organization to the 4th of June 1863 are kept. From the distance I have to travel I will necessarily be on the road five days.

I am Major
Very Respectfully
Your obet servt
Robert Brown
2nd. Lt Comdg. detached mounted prov
13th&16th Penna. Cav 2nd Corps.




 







Head Qtrs. Co. G 13 Pa. Cav.
Dec. 25th 1864
?. Williams
Brig. Genl. ? A. A. G.
Army Of The Potomac


Genl.
I have the honor to apply for leave of absence for (15) fifteen days for reason of sickness in my family.


I am
Very Respectfully
Your Obet.Servt.
Robert Brown
Captain Co. G 13 Pa. Cav.









Examining Surgeon's Certificate.
............................


Williamsport Lycoming Co. Pa.

January 23, 1866


I hereby certify, that I have carefully examined
 
Applicants
Robert Brown , late a Captain in Co G .  
Service
of the 13th Regiment of Penna. Cal. .
 
in the service of the United States, who was discharged
at
Rawley N. C. , on the 17 th day of July .  1865, and is an applicant for invalid pension, by reason of alleged disability resulting from wound of the right leg .
 
In my opinion the said
Robert Brown . 
Degree of
is threefourths 3/4 incapacitated for obtaining his subsistance
 
disability
by manual labor from the cause above stated.
Judging from his present condition, and from the evidence
 
Origin
before me, it is my belief that the said disability did occur .   
in the service aforsaid in the line of duty.
 
Probable
The disability is permanent .
 
duration
A more particular description of rhe applicants condition
is subjoined:
 
Particular
The projectile entered the outside of the head of the tibia behind
 
descript.
the head of the fibula on the right leg, passed obliqly upwards and
inwards made its exit about three inches above the articulate of the  
knee joint. It passed through the papitial space injuring the  
Paplitial nerve supplying the foot. He has no power to flex the  
foot on the leg or to elevate the toes. His toes drag in walking
He also sustained injury S.S. Crawford (?) .
to the spine by falling from
his horse after being wounded

Examining Surgeon 



 

 



Captain Robert Brown, having applied to me formally for a certificate on
which to base an application for a pension. I do hereby certify that I
have examined this Officer and find that he is suffering from a wound
received in battle while charging the enemy near Raleigh, N. C. on the
13th day of April 1865: The ball passing through the paplitial region
of the right leg causing partial paraylisis of the leg and foot, all of
which was - - - - - - by me.


Philidelphia ?????
July 26, 1865 Surg. 13th Pa. Cav.










Invalid's Army Pension
.......................

 

STATE OF Pennsylvania .

COUNTY OF Lycoming .
 
On this
4th day of November A.D. one thousand eight hundred and sixty Five  
personally appeared before me, an Associate Judge of the Common Plea court.
within and for the County and State aforesaid Robert Brown , aged Forty Three years, a resident of Jersey Shore, Lycoming Co. in the state of  Pennsylvania , who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical  Robert Brown , who enlisted in the service of the United States at .
Jersey Shore ,
on the 28th day of July in the year 1862 as a  2nd Lieut. in Company G commanded by Captain McHenry , in the Thirteenth Regiment of Penna Cavalry , commanded by Colonel  Gallagher , of Pennsylvania , in the war of 1861, and was honorably discharged on the 14th day of July in the year 1865 : that while in the service of said and in the line of his duty, he received the following:* . Prmoted to 1st Lieut. and afterwards Captain to 1864 .
While charging the enemy near Raleigh N. C. April .
13th 1865, was wounded in right leg by a minie ball.
 
He has resided at Jersey Shore County of Lycoming State of Penna.
 
Since leaving the service, and no occupation since discharge , and
his Post Office address is Jersey Shore , County of Lycoming , State of

Pennsylvania .
 

He hereby appoints A. J. Dietrick , of Washington D.C., his attorney. With
power of substitution, to prosecute his claim and receive the certificate when issued.

 
Signature of Claimant Robert Brown .
 
* Here give a particular and minute account of the wound or other injury, and state how, when, it occured. This
declaration MUST be made before a Clerk of a Court having custody of its Seal.








January 18th , 1886
 
Sir:
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office
of application for Pension No.................................... 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
Robert Brown , was enrolled on the 4th ,
 
day of
Sept. , 186 2 , at Jersey Shore , in Co. G ,
13th ,
Regiment of Penna. Cav. , Volunteers, to
Serve
3 , years, or during the war, and mustered into
Service as a
2nd Lient. , on the 4th , day of Sept. ,  
186
2, at Harrisburg Penn, . in Co. G, 13th ,  
Regiment of
Penna. Cav. , Volunteers, to serve 3 ,  
years, or during the war. On the Muster (out) Rolls of Co.
G ,  
of that Regiment, (Dated)
July 14th , 186 5, he is reported (a Captain) Wounded at Tavillian Station . 

Va. June 11th 1864 - at Hatchers Run Va. Dec. 8th 1864.
at Raliegh N.C. April 13th 1865. Mustered out with a nature
of wounds not stated. .
 
(
A.G.O. Janury 24/66. Roll Jan Mar Apr 1865 reports him ' a captain 'Feb 28 1865
a captain in N. C.
)
MBS
 
I am, Sir, very respectfully,
Your obedient servant
...............................................
Assistant Adjutant General
 
The Commissioner of Pensions,
Washington D. C.
Memoranda
Name of applicant ...............................................
Address .....................................................................
 
G.W.C. MBS





CASUALTY SHEET
.....................
 
Name,
R. Brown .
 
Rank,
1st Lieutenant. Company G Regiment 13th .
 
Arm,
Cavy. State Pa. .
Place of casualty, not stated .
Nature of Casualty, Wounded .
 
Date of casualty, Dec. 7 / 64 .
********************************************
 
FROM WHAT SOURCE THIS INFORMATION WAS OBTAINED

 
Reports of Killed, Wounded, and Missing of the
13th Pa. Cavy Regiment,
Brigade, Division, Corps, dated,
Head. gns.
13th Pa. Cavy. Dec. 7 / 64
Sgd. G. F. McCabe, Maj. Comdg. Regiment
?rd 26. no 50 .
 
Army Regr. repts. Captain Robert Brown, Dec. 13/64 S.T. July ???
Smith Thompson .
Clerk.
 







4 SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE 4
OF
Biennial, Annual, or Semi-annual Examination, on which the Pensioner draws his Pension.
 
..............................
 
State:
Pennsylvania County: Lycoming
Post Office: Williamsport Sept 19th 1873 .
I hereby certify ,
That I have carefully examined
Robert Brown , who was a Captain, Co. .
G 13th Pa Cav
in the war 1861 to 1865 .  
and was granted an Invalid Pension under Certificate No.
63.718
to be paid now at the Agency in Philidelphia Pa .
by reason of alleged disability resulting from gunshot wound .
right leg ,
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
three fourths 3/4 of total .
A more particular description of the Pensioner's condition
is subjoined:
Height,
6 ft.; weight, 215 : complexion light :
age, 50 : respiration, 19 : pulse, 78 .
The projectile entered the outside of the leg just above the head
of the tibula, passed inward and upward, made its exit on the
inside of the thigh above the papatial space, wounding the nerve
producing paralisis of the leg and foot. With inability to flex
the foot., letting the toes drop.

S.S. Crawford
 
Examinging Surgeon.













DUPLICATE
 

4 SURGEON'S CERTIFICATE 4
OF
Biennial, Annual, or Semi-annual Examination, on which the Pensioner draws his Pension.
 
..............................
 
State:
Pennsylvania County: Lycoming
Post Office: Williamsport Sept 7TH 1875 .
I hereby certify ,
That I have carefully examined
Robert Brown , who was a Captain, Co. .
G 13th Pa Cav
in the war 1861 to 1865 .
 
and was granted an Invalid Pension under Certificate No.
63.718
to be paid now at the Agency in Philidelphia Pa .
by reason of alleged disability resulting from gunshot wound of the .
right leg ,
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
three fourths 3/4 of total $ 15 .
A more particular description of the Pensioner's condition
is subjoined:
Height,
6 ft.; weight, 220 : complexion light :
age, 53 : respiration, 18 : pulse, 77 .
The projectile struck the lateral outer surface of the right leg
opposite the knee joint. Passed inward and upward made its
exit two and one half inches above the joint on the inside of the
thigh. iIn its passage it struck the nerve, producing paralisis
of the leg and foot. He has no control over the motions of the
ankle joint,neither can he elevate the toes. The foot drops when
his boot is off.
Should be exemp from
Biennial examinations

S.S. Crawford
Examining Surgeon.

 








INVALID PENSION
...................
 
Reissue to allow additional disability.
 
Increase
 
Claimant Robert Brown ( 117th Vols)
 
P.O. Jersey Shore Rank Captain .
 
County Lycoming Company G .
 
State Pa Regiment 13th Pa Vol Cav .
 
Rate $20 per month, commencing April 21, 1886 .
 
Pensioned for G. S. W. right leg .
RECOGNIZED ATTORNEY
 
Name C. D. Pennebaker & Son Fee $10 : Agent not to pay.
P.O. Washington D.C. . Articles filed Aug. 16, 1886 .
 
APPROVALS
 
Submitted For ? May 2 1888, F. A. Niles , Examiner.
Approved for gunshot wound of right leg G.S.W. of right leg
No formal applications as to new Total from April 21/86 .
disability - injury of left ankle - .
Hedberg ,
Legal Reviewer. L.R. Johnson, Med. Ex'r, Carpenter Med. Rev.
HISTORY OF CLAIMS AND FORMER ACTIONS
 
Discharged July 14 1865 , Last paid to , at $ 15 .
 
Pensioned from July 14 1865 at $15 , for G S W right leg .
 
Original declaration filed Nov. 29 1865 alleged wound right leg April 13,
1865 near Raleigh N.C. .
PRESENT CLAIM
 
Declaration filed Jan 7 1886 Increase and injury to left ankle .








For the exclusive use of C.D. Pennybaker& Son, Washington, D.C.
 
NEIGHBORS' AFFIDAVIT.
 
For the testimony of EMPLOYERS or NEAR NEIGHBORS of solder, (other than relative) who knew him before
his enlistment, or since his discharge and return from the army.

 

 
These Instructions Must be Carefully Observed.
 
The witnesses must state:
1st. Their respective ages and occupation; the length of time they have known the soldier, and in what years of the said
period they have employed, worked with or/for him, or lived in the same neighborhood with him, and how near to him.
2nd. If they knew him before his enlistment,
what his physical condition was at the time, and that he was sound and free
from disability, and especially free from the disease for which he claims pension.
3rd. If they have employed or worked with him since his return from the army, they should state where it was, and at
what business, or if they have known him as neighbors only, they should state about what distance from him they lived,
how frequently, on average each week, month, or year, they saw him and conversed with him, and how intimate they
were with him during this time, and from what disease or disability he has suffered during all the time they employed him,
worked with him, or lived near him, and how severely: whether at any time during this period he was obliged to stop
work, was confined to the bed or house, or was wholly unable to do any manual labor because of his alleged disabilities
and give date as near as recollected when (condition) occured, how long they lasted, and how severe they were. In
this connection if the witnesses have been his employers, or have worked with or for him, they should state about
what proportion of a sound able-bodied man's work he was able to do, whether 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, or as the case
may have been: what his actual earnings were, and whether or not the wages paid him were less in amount, and how
much less on account of his inability to labor, than were paid to others physically sound, and doing the same kind of
work. They should also state how they are able to say what his disabilities have been and are now, and they should
describe fully and clearly the symptoms as they appeared to them in his case: in fact, describe his physical condition
fully each year of their acquaintance with him.
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Note- The witnesses, if not themselves equal to the task of drawing the affidavits, should go to some Notary
Public, Justice of the Peace, or other officer or competent person, and have the blank filled out and properly executed.
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State of
Penna , County of Lycoming .
In the matter of the application for pension of Robert Brown late Captain Co. G .
13 ' Regiment Pa. Cav. Vols. .
ON THIS 26 ' day of July , A.D. 188 6: personally appeared before me a,
 
Notary Public
In and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths.
 
George W. Fisher ,
aged 45 years, a resident of Jersey Shore ,
 
In the County of
Lycoming , and state of Pennsylvania ,
 
Whose Post Office Address is
Jersey Shore, Lycoming Co. Pa. and
Ebenezer White
aged 49 years, a resident of, Porter Township ,
 
In the County of,
Lycoming , and State of Penna. ,
 
Whose Post Office Address is
Jersey Shore, Lycoming County , Pa. ,
 
Well known to me to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declares in relation to the affore-
Said case as follows: That
they have been well and personally aquainted with Robert Brown ,
 
for
35 years, and ........... years respectively, and that they knew him before his enlistment
 
in the Military service of the war of the rebellion in August 1862, and he was at that
time a sound and able bodied man, free from disease, especially from dislocation of left
ankle, for which he claims pension; Said George W. Fisher, says that he was present
June 5th 1863 or thereabouts at or near Bunker Hill, Va. When and where while in
the act of mounting his horse, he Brown, was thrown on the ground, dislocating his left
ankle; thar Brown suffered in camp with the same; that he saw him bathe his ankle with
cold water, and walk on crutches on account of his disability; that during the remainder
of the term of service, up to his discharge July 14, 1865 at Raleigh N.C. Brown seemed
to suffer some and always limped, or walked a little lame from the effects of this dis-
ability; also that he knows these facts from being a member of the same company and
regiment with Captain Brown,enlisting and being discharged with him; also said that he
returned home from the army with him in July 1865, and has resided in same town and
close neighborhood with said Brown since that time, and lives across town with him at
present; That he has worked for Brown at intervals since the war. And soon thereafter
and lived in one of Browns' tenant houses for three years, 1869, 1870, 1871- and with-
in a half mile of him ever since, except the year 1868, when he lived then about two
miles distant; That said Captain Brown was so disabled, that he was not able to perform
manual labor scarcely at all, not three hours a day; less than 1/3 of the time; he
could not ---- - ----- at manual labor; the weakness of his limbs or ankles did not seem
able to support his weight, and that Brown was a healthy man in every respect except
in this respect; and further that with the exception of the year 1868, this - - - - -
hath seen Captain Brown every week in each year, and nearly every day of the week on
an average since his discharge from the army.And - - - - - - - Brown was disabled
as such as set forth above; and Ebenezer White says that he not only saw Brown injured
on June 5, 1863 at or near Bunker Hill Va., but that he helped him, Brown on his
horse and rode back with him to Camp at Bunker Hill, Va. and that he helped to pour
water on Browns' leg, and helped to bandage the ankle and leg, for a week or two
afterwords. That he served from his enlistment August 1862 to July 14 1865 with
Brown in same Company and regiment and that during the term of service always
Showed a weakness of the ankle, and walked lame, and complained a great deal about
his ankle hurts or paining him. he further states that he returned home from the army
at the same time with Brown, to the same town, Jersey Shore, in which they both
lived, and that he has resided in same town and viscinity with Brown ever since and
has seen him almost daily ever since, and from observation, Brown is yet lame from
effects of the weakness of ankle, and that Brown since his discharge in July 1865
was unable to perform manual labor 3/4 of the time, in each year since, and that
he knows this from intimate acquaintance and close observation as a neighbor.
 
...................................... further declares that
they have no interest in said case and are not concerned in
its prosecution.
 
George W. Fisher .
Ebenezer White .
( signature of affiant)
State of
Penna. , County of Lycoming .
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 wors ......................................................................... erased, and the words

 


......................................................................................................................................................................... added
 
and acquainted
them with its contents before they executed the same, I further certify thar I am in
 
nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerened in it prosecution; and that said affiants
are personally known
 
to me and that
they are credible person.
P.S. Bricker N.P. (?)
Notary Certificate on file in Pension Office 
 
NOTE- This affidavit must be executed by a Commissioned Officer, if possible, but, if not possible to secure such
evidence, then two of the soldier's comrades should testify.

......................................................................................................................................................................................................
 
State of
Pennsylvania , County of Lycoming ,
 
ON THIS 26 , day of July , A.D. 1886, personally appeared before me a,
 
Notary Public ,
in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths,
 
Ebenezer White ,
aged 49 years, a resident of Porter Township ,
 
in the County of
Lycoming , and state of Pennsylvania and
 
George W. Fisher
aged 45 years, a resident of Jersey Shore ,
 
in the County of
Lycoming , and state of Pennsylvania who being
duly sworn according to law, state that
they are acquainted with Captain Robert Brown ,
 
applicant for Invalid Pension, and know the said
Robert Brown to be the identical
person of that name who enlisted or volunteered as a
Lient in Company G , 13th .
 
Regiment of
Penna Cavalry vols. and who was discharged ,
 
at
Raleigh, N.C. on or about the 14th day of July 1865,
by reason of
G. O. War Department, and close of war .
That the said Robert Brown , while in the line of his duty, at or near
 
Bunker Hill ,
in the State of Virginia , did, on or
about the
5th day of June , 1863, Become disabled in the following manner, viz.:
 
The Company G , 13th Regiment Pa. Cavalry of which these deponents , and the said
Robert Brown belonged - was on detached service, doing duty at Bunker Hill, Va., and
on or about the 5th day of June A.D. 1863, while scouting near Ofeguan(?) Creek about
4 miles from Bunker Hill, Va. Capt Brown was - - - - - - and while in the act of mounting
his horse, he became unruly and jumped and run for a short distance displacing his foot
from the stirrup, and throwing Captain Brown to the ground dislocating his left ankle.
 
That the facts stated are personally known to the affiants by reason of
by reason of they both belonging
at that time to the same Company and Regiment, with rank of(White) Corporal, and being
present at the time of the occurance, and also by (White) aiding and assisting the Captain-
then Lieutenant Brown into the sadle upon his horse. And rode back to Camp togather
to Bunker Hill, Va. And also heard him complain afterward of the lame. and also know
that he could not mount his horse for two weeks afterward at least, without aid, and
further that Brown walked with crutches up to June 15, 1863 when Gen. Milroys'
forces were driven out of the valley. Brown was put on a horse and came out with the
command. At Harrisburg, Captain Brown obtained a leave of absence and these deponents
did not see him until August 1863 at or near Warrenton, Va. - where he appeared - - -
lame. and has ever since limped in his walk.
And deponent further state that they are well acquainted with the claiment, having known him for at
least
thirty five and further, that their knowledgeof the facts above
Stated
were derived from said acquaintance, and having served as members of Company G ,
 
of the
13th Regiment of Pa. Cav. volunteers from the ,
 
day of
August 1863 to the 14 day of July 1865 and deponents
further state that the claimant was a sound and able-bodied man at and prior to enlistment, so far as
they know
and that
they are totally disinterested in this claim.
Post Office address of affiants
are Jersey Shore, Lycoming County,
State of Pennsylvania . Ebenezer White ( Corporal)
. George W. Fisher ( Private )
 
STATE OF
Pennsylvania , COUNTY OF Lycoming .
 
Sworn to and subscribed to me this day by the above named affiant, and I certify that I read said affidavit to said
affiant, including the words ..................................................................................................... erased, and the words

............................................................................................................................................................................. added
and acquainted
them with its contents before they execute the same. I further certify that I am in
nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerened in its prosecution; and that said affiants
are personally known
to me and that
they are credible person.
 
Certificate of Notary Public
on file in Pension Office P.S. Bricker .
Notary Public .






Jersey Shore Jan the 1st 1887
Sir
I received a letter From you incurring in Captain
Rob Brown pension clames I know him well he Was a good soldger
worthey of the office when he got his ankel oncked out of joint
we was out on a couting Expidision and we crost a creek and, when
we were acrost he the Capt dismounted his horse and in mounting
his horse he was on the rong side and his saber saber struck the horse
and he started and the Capt had his right foot in the sterp and
whend he struck the ground he dislocated his ankle I help him on his
horse and I helped to take care of him this hapend in June 1863
betwene the 5 or 8 of June 1863 we when stastion at Bunker Hill
betwene Martinsburgh and winchester verginey there was a divison
docter taken care of him we was leven miles from the Regiment and
I dont think the --- was off the Reg ' was then more then ----.
G W Fisher











 
I was with the Capt Robert Brown at the time he was throad from
his horse and helped him on his horse and took care of him part of
the time at Bunker Hill
he was hurt as near as I can remember about the 4th of
June 1863
We were out on A Scout at the time
his ankel is very lame and complane very much from it.
he is ardly able to walk without a cane
(No Signature)










WAR DEPARTMENT
 
SURGEON GENERAL'S OFFICE,
RECORD AND PENSION DIVISION
Washington, D. C. ...............................Jany 12, 1887
To the Adjutant General, U. S. Army.
Sir; I have the honor to return herewith the papers received from your office in
pension claim No.
65.718, with the information that the name of the soldier in quest-
ion does not appear on the following named records on file in this office: .......................
 
Records of wounded pertaining to the battle of Trevillian Station, Va., June 11-12 '64
and Hatchers Run, Va. Dec 8-9 '64.
Records of field hospitals bearing on the case.
The following named records are not on file in this office; ............................................

Records of wounded pertaining to the battle of Raleigh, N. C. ,Apr. 12-13 '65 .


Remarks;

By order of the Surgeon General;
F C Ainsworth

No. 427.920 Surgeon, U. S. Army










You say you can find no record (in regard to my ankle) in the
War department, that can be accounted for in this way.
Our regiment was in Winchester Virginia near the latter part
of May or early part of June, 1863. Co G was ordered to Bunker Hill
eleven miles away from Winchester to do Picket and Scout duty, it
was near there about the 4th or 5th of June I was hurt. We were
driven out of the valley by Wade Hampton's rebel calvery, by the way
of Martinsburg, Hagerstown, and Chambersburg, and to Carlise,
from there I went to Harrisburg and obtained a leave of absence and
came home. Dr. J. McKinney attended me and has since died. I
rejoined the regiment the following Aug. at Warrenton Virginia. The
regimental Surgeon Loomis and Stanton are both dead, but few
cases are reported at the War department that were not hospitable
Subject.
Robert Brown


(Dated Jan. 24,1887 w/ J.D. Pennybaker Att. seal)










PROOF OF DISABILITY.
--------------------------
 
NOTE- This affidavit must be executed by a commisioned officer, if possible; but, if not possible to secure such
evidence, then two of the soldier's comrades should testify
State of Pennsylvania County of Lycoming ,

ON THIS
2 day of December , A. D. 1887, personally appeared before me, Notary Public in and for the aforesaid county, duly authorized to administer oaths,
Jacob G Fisher
aged 49 years, a resident of (near) Jersey Shore ,
in the County of
Lycoming , and State of Pennsylvania ,
and
George A Aughenbaugh , aged 47 years, a resident of Nippenose Township
in the County of
Lycoming , and State of Pennsylvania ,
who being duly sworn according to law, state that
they are acquainted with Robert Brown
applicant for Invalid Pension; and know the said
Robert Brown to be the identical person of that name who enlisted or volunteered as a Lieut in Company G ,
13th
Regiment of Penna. (Cav.) Vols., and who was discharged ,
at
Raleigh N. C. on or about the 14 day of July 1865,
by reason
close or termination of war, G. O. War Dept. Washington D.C



 

That the said Robert Brown while in the line of his duty, at or near
Bunker Hill, Va.
in the State of Virginia , did, on or about
the
4 day of June , 1863, become disabled in the following manner, viz:
 
That Captain Robert Brown, at that time was a 2' Lieut in command of
Company which was on detached duty at Bunker Hill, Va.: That on or
about the day 4 of 1863, Lieut Brown with a greater portion of his
Company, went out Scout, or recoinnasance - and in crossing a creek,
while we think was called Opegnan, the Lieut having first crossed over,
discovered a cap of our Company floating down the creek, which was
knocked off by a limb or brush; That Lieut Brown dismounted, ran to
a foot bridge, and caught the cap. returning it to the member; and when
Brown returned to mount his horse, the sabre struck the horse causing
him to jump and plunge, throwing the Lieut at his side or under him,
injuring his left ankle. Me being a noncommisioned officer and Fisher
being a Sergeant, and Aughenbaugh being a private, and both Members
of Company G. 13th Regiment Pa. Cav. - and both being present with Lieut
Brown on this scout riding beside each other in the same set offours in
the first or 2' set offours, and both being eyewitnesses of the occurance.
After Lieut Brown received this injury, the Command returned to
Camp. They both say that they saw this injured ankle, every day until
about the 13' day of June 1863. When the Command was driven from
the Shenandoah Valley. We saw the ankle bandaged, and we know he
was off duty by reason of this injury - They both
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and cut off at botom of document)










General Affidavit
State of Pennsylvania
County of Lycoming
In the matter of the claim of Robert Brown late Captain Co. G 13th
Regiment Pa. Cav.
On this 14th day of January A.D. 1891 personally appeared before
me a Notary Public, in and for the aforesaid County duly authorized
to administer oaths. Ebenezer White aged 53, a resident of Porter
Township, in the County of Lycoming and State of Pennsylvania 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 was
Commissary Sergeant of same Company and Regiment with Captain
Robert Brown, enlisting August 1862 and honorably discharged July
1865 - He further says that at or near Bunker Hill, Va. about two
miles distant, on or about June 5, 1863 that Lieut. Robert Brown,
afterwards Captain, while trying to mount his horse, and about half-
way up, his horse wheeled short round and threw Brown on the ground,
dragging him quite a little distance with his foot in the stirrup, and
assisted in getting Brown loose, he could not walk at first, and con-
tinued lame from the effects thereof, walking on crutches until Milroys
retreat from Shenandoah Va. When Brown upon arrival at Harrisburg
went to the hospital for treatment as he alleges. As I did not see him
for about 3 months afterwards, and he was still some lame, but did
duty. Has continued lame more or less ever since, and has heard him
complain of his ankle hurting him ever since his discharge from the
Army - I know these facts from being a near neighbor of Browns,
hearing him talk and seeing him nearly every week since the war -
Brown has not been able to perform manual labor 1/2 the time, and
for the last six months has been paralized on left side of entire body
and confined in a helpless condition in bed -- He saith his Post Office
address is Jersey Shore, Pa. and that he has no interest in this case
nor concerned in its prosecution.
Ebenezer White
State of Pennsylvania, County of Lycoming
Sworn and subscribed before me this 14 day of January, 1891 by the
affornamed Ebenezer White, and certify that I read affidavit to
affiant before signing, and that I have no interest in this case.
P. S. Bricker N. P.











Neighbor's or other Person's Affidavit.
--------------------
 
STATE OF
Pennsylvania , COUNTY OF Lycoming ,
In the matter of Robert Brown , late a Captain , in Co. G , of the
 
13 th ,
Regiment of Penna. Cav. , Vols., for (not readable.)
 
On this
8 day of July , A. D., 189(?), personally appeared before me , a
 
Notary Public ,
in and for the said County, duly authorized to administer oaths
 
George W Sessamin ,
aged 59 years, a resident of Jersey Shore ,
 
In the County of
Lycoming , and State of Pennsylvania , whose Post Office
address is
Jersey Shore Pa. , and well known to me to be reputable and entitled
to credit, and who, being sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
That his occupation is Laborer ,
 
and the claiment's is
Liveryman, when able to attend to business .
 
and that he became acquanted with said claimant in the year of
1852 ; and that his acquaintance with him has been continuous from that time up to the present time ,
 
and that he has lived within
1/2 mile, except while in the army, was then much
nearer
of him and that he has seen him twice a week ( except during this last
illness)
on an average, during the above period.
At
Or near Bunker Hill, Va. in June 1863. Claimant was thrown
by his horse, injuring his left ankle; was lame and used crutches.
 
In the month of
July (14th) , year of 1865 when discharged,
 
claimant was suffering from
this lame or weak ankle, which was injured June
1863,
and was affected as follows by said disabilities: lameness in his walk and
was compelled to use a cane, from his discharge to the time he was
Stricken with paralysis on July 12th 1890. This lamenessand inability
to walk, increased gradually from year to year. His toes seemed to
drop and he would swing his foot or leg when he walked.
 
That he has continued to suffered from said disabilities in the manner described up to the
 
July 12th, 1890, since which time he has been confined to his bed
and
during each and every year of the above period claimant has been disabled by reason of said
disabilities to the extent of at least
3/4 of time or really was totally disabled,
because he was so lame at time,
of his time.
That his means of knowing the facts above testified to are as follows:
from a personal and intimate, acquaintance, and being in his Company or
Society a great deal. Have seen his foot much swollen and very sore, from
walking or steping over any obstacle however slight - Have seen him try
and lift logs on a job, but he could do but little or nothing, and had to
give and go away. He
further declares that he has no interest in said case, and is
not concerned in its prosecution.
George W. Sessamin
(Signature of Affiant.)
 











GENERAL AFFIDAVIT.
........................
 
State of
Pennsylvania , County of Lycoming ,
 
In the matter of
Robert Brown ,
 
late a
Captain , in Co. G , of the 13th ,
 
Reg't of
Penn, Vols., for additional pension .
 
On this
25th day of November, A.D. 1891, personally appeared before me, a
 
Notary Public ,
in and for the aforesaid county, duly authorised to administer oaths,
 
H. H. Martin ,
aged 69 years, a resident of Porter Township ,
 
In the County of
Lycoming , and State of Pennsylvania , whose Post office is
 
Jersey Shore, Pa.
and well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who,
being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
 
I have known said Robert Brown from his early youth to the present time.
He went to the late war a fine robust young man. He came home twice
wounded in the service, and the last time so badly woundly in his leg or
ankle, that he has always since been incapable of walking much, and
that has very (much) operated against him, in making a living for him-
Self and family, as he had not the capital needed to carry on such
(business) as a lame man might. He finally was suddenly stricken down
with paralysis near a year and a half since, and has been helpless and
bead fast all the time since, with no prospect of ever being any better.
He is a neighbor of mine and I know of his finanicial condition as much
as his physical, and that he is really dependant on friends and the pension
of $20. a month he now receives for his support, and that of his aged
wife and daughter, who care for him day and night. The condition of
Mr. Robert Brown renders him wholy dependant on others for support.
He is in fact a poor dependant crippled soldier.
I
further declare that I have no interest in said case and am not concerned
in its prosecution.

H. H. Martin.
Signature of affiant.
 









 
(Act of June 1890)
 
DECLARATION FOR WIDOW'S PENSION.
 
NOTE -
This can be executed before any officer authorized to administer oaths for general purposes.
If such officer uses a seal, certificate of Clerk of Court is not necessary. If no seal is
used, then such certificate must be attached.
 
State of
Pennsylvania , County of Lycoming .
 
ON THIS 14th , day of December , A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety, two ,
 
personally appeared before me A Notary Public ,
 
within and for the County and State aforesaid Elizabeth Brown ,
 
aged 65 years, a resident of the Borough of Jersey Shore , County of
 
Lycoming ,
State of Pennsylvania , who being duly sworn according to
law, declares that she is a widow of Robert Brown , who enlisted under the name of
 
Robert Brown ,
at Jersey Shore, Pa .
 
on the 4 day of Sept. A.D. 18 62 in Co. G, 13th Regiment Pa Cavry. .
 
and served at least ninety days in the late war of the rebellion, who was honorably discharged
July 14, 1865 .
and died Oct 23, 1892 , that she was married under the name of
 
Elizabeth Ramsey ,
to said Robert Brown , on the 30 day of January ,
 
A.D. 18 49 by Rev. J. Torrance, at Jersey Shore . there being no legal
barrier to said marriage. That she has not remarried since the death of said Robert Brown,
 
that she is without other means of support than her daily labor; that names and dates of birth of all
children now living under sixteen years of age of the soilder are as follows:
 
No children under sixteen years of age. .
 
That she has (not) heretofore applied for pension, and the number of her application is
Soldier was a pensioner by of. no. 63.718.
 
That she 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.
She hereby appoints
 
J. C. DePUTRON, of Washington, D. C.,
 
her true and lawful attorneys to prosecute her claim; and she hereby promises and agrees to pay her
Said attorneys the sum of ten ($10) dollars for their services herein, which sum she authorizes and
requests the Commisioner of Pensions to pay out of the pension which may be granted her under
this application. That her Post Office address is Jersey Shore, County of Lycoming
 
State of Penn.
 
Attest: Dora E. Brown Elizabeth Brown
Robert R. Thorpe (?)
(signature of claimant)


 

















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