Decisions of the Department of the Interior in Appealed Pension and Retirement Claims; Also a Table of Cases Reported, Cited, Distinguished, Modified, and Overruled and of Statutes Cited and Construed Volume 8

Decisions of the Department of the Interior in Appealed Pension and Retirement Claims; Also a Table of Cases Reported, Cited, Distinguished, Modified, and Overruled and of Statutes Cited and Construed Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...or enrolling oflicer. Assistant Secretary John M. Reynolds to the Commissioner of Pensions, October 10, 1896. Appellant, late of Company E, Seventh West Virginia Infantry, is a pensioner at $12 per month (Certificate N0. 346,027), on account of rheumatism and resulting disease of heart, diarrhea and resulting disease of rectum. He filed a claim December 12, 1890, for additional pension on account of loss of left eye, the result of gunshot wound of the head, received while attempting to arrest deserters, under orders from an acting deputy provost-marshal. This claim was rejected February 21, 1896, on the ground that the loss of left eye was not incurred in the service of the United States, as shown by claimant's own statement. Appeal was taken August 24, 1896, on the contention that as appellant was acting under the order of a deputy marshal, he was as much in the service of the United States as the marshal himself. The appellant was in service in Company E, Seventh West Virginia Infantry, but was discharged therefrom November 22, 1862, on surgeon's certificate of disability. He is pensioned for the disabilities contracted while in said service. The loss of left eye, for which the present claim is made, occurred in 1864. Claimant's account of the manner in which he lost his eye is as follows: He was at his home in Greene County, Pa., in the spring of 1864, when he received a written order from William Buflie, a deputy under Eli Cope, the provost marshal of Fayette County, Pa., to arrest two deserters from his old regiment. These deserters were James M. Sangston and Otho Herrington, and in the attempt to arrest them he was shot by one of them through the head, causing the loss of his left eye. This statement is...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236896718
  • 9781236896711