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MISCELLANEOUS


REQUISITION FOR HORSE FORAGE
FOR CAPTAIN H. A. FERRELL

REQUISITION FOR FORAGE FOR SIXTEEN PRIVATE
HORSES IN THE SERVICE OF CAPT H. A. FERRELL:
COMPANY C, 46th BATTL. Va. CAV. FOR SEVEN
DAYS COMMENCING THE 24TH OF AUGUST 1864,
AND ENDING ON THE 31ST OF AUGUST 1864, AT
CAMP IN THE FIELD, VA.

DAILY ALLOWANCE FOR EACH HORSE
6 LBS CORN. 6 LBS OATS, 14 LBS HAY

TOTAL ALLOWANCE
672 LBS CORN, 672 LBS OATS, 1568 LBS HAY

I certify on honor that the above requisition is correct and
just and that I have not drawn forage for any part of the
time charged.

/s/ H. A. FERRELL, Captain, Comdg

Received at camp in the field on the 24th day of August of Captain J. W. Arnold, six hundred and seventy two pounds of corn--six hundred and seventy two pounds of oats, and fifteen hundred and sixty eight pounds of hay, in full of the above requisition.

/s/ H. A. FERRELL, Captain, Comdg

Source: Frank Ferrell, Akron, Ohio.


PAY VOUCHER
OF CAPTAIN H. A. FERRELL

THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA
TO CAPT. H. A. FERRELL DR.

Pay for myself as Cap. Co.(C) 46th Batt. Va. Cav.
From Jan. 1864
To Jan. 31st 1864
One Month at $140.00 for Mo.
Amt Pay $140.00

I hereby certify that the foregoing account is accurate and just; that I have not been absent without leave during any part of the time charged for or received pay, forage, or received money in lieu of any part thereof for any part of the time therein charged that the horses were actually kept in service and were mustered for the whole time charged; I actually and legally held the appointment and did duty in the department and have been a commissioned officer for the time stated, that I am not in arrears with the Confederate States on any account whatsoever and that the last payment I received was from Capt F. G. Rocke A.Q.M. and as lst Lt. to the 31st day of Dec 1863. I at the same time acknowledge I have received from Captain F. G. Rocke A.Q.M. this 5th day of July 1864 the sum of one hundred and forty, being the amount in full of said account.

/s/ Henry A. Ferrell Capt
Company C. 46th Battl. Va. Cav.

Source: Frank Ferrell, Akron, Ohio.


POST CIVIL WAR OATH OF ALLEGIENCE
CAPT. ABSALOM KNOTTS
(See Photo)

September the 20th 1865 this day Absolum Knotts appeared before me at my office and took the oath to support the constitution of the United States and of the State West Virginia and the Laws made in persuance thereof as the Supreme Law of this land. Given under my hand this Day and Year above writen.

Test Wm. McCulty, R.C.C.

Source: Miscellaneous Record Book 1, pg. 32, Calhoun County Clerk's Office, Calhoun County Courthouse, Grantsville, WV.


The following documents support the Civil War pension claim of Dianna Brannan/Brannon Laughlin, widow of Alva Laughlin. They were submitted to the Calhoun County Historical/Genealogical Society by Chester Ludwig, Elizabeth, WV.

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West Virginia
    Gilmer County to wit:
     I Thomas M. Brannan Recorder of the County aforesaid do hereby Certify that upon an examination of the records of my office I find that Alva Laughlin and Dianna Brannan was married on the 25th day of May 1854 - By Joseph Knotts--
In testimony hereof I have here unto
signed my name and affixed my seal
of my office this 18th day of July 1864.
Ths. M. Brannan, Recorder
GC

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State of West Virginia
County of Roane

      On this 20th day of March 1867 before me the undersigned authority within and for said County and State personally came Jacob P. Starcher and Henry Brannan residents of the county of Calhoune and State of West Virginia and who being by me duly Sworn upon their oath declare that they are personally well acquainted with Diania Laughlin of the county of Calhoune and State of West Virginia and widow of Alvah Laughlin who was a member of Company "G", ninth Regiment of Virginia Volunteers Infantry in the war of 1861 and for whose service the said Diania Laughlin is an applicant for Pension.
          They state further that they know of their own personal knowledge that the Said Alvah Laughlin was killed by the Confederate Soldier while a Prisoner on or about the 24 day of July 1863. That they Saw him after he was killed (and know facts by them stated) that they were in the Confederate Army and occupied a situation to know the facts by them stated. That he was killed in the County of Pocahontas and in the State of West Virginia and that they have no interest direct or indirect in the claim of the said Diania Laughlin.
Witness      Jacob P. Starcher
J. W. Kerby      Henry Brannan
Joseph Slider

The fore going statements of the affidants Jacob P Starcher and Henry Brannan was by me fully read to them before they were signed and sworn to: I further certify that I am well acquainted with the affidants and am prepared to certify that I their statements I believe to be true as witness barers are reliable and entitled to Credit and I have no interest in this claim direct nor indirect.
     The day and year first above written
     D.W. Ross JP

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State of West Virginia
County of Roane
I Isaac McKown Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Said County and State certify that D.W.Ross Esq whose genuine signature appears to the above certificate was at the time of the Signing the same a Justice of the Peace in and for Said County and whose acts as such are entitled to full faith and credit     Witness my hand and seal of Said Court this 13th day of March 1867 Isaac McKown clerk

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Camp Jarvis
Calhoun County West Va
January 15th 1864
     I Lieutenant W. B. Wetzell, Commanding Company "G" ninth Regiment of Virginia volunteers, Infantry, do Certify that Alvah Laughlin who was a private in my said Company was kiled by the Rebells while in prison in the County of Pocahontas and State of West Virginia on or about the 22nd day of May AD 1863, while he was such Soldier in the service of the United States and in the line of his duty.
                     W.B. Wetzel Ordley S.
     Comdg, Co. "G" 9th.
     Va Vols Inft.

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Pensioner Dropped

U. S. Pension Agency
Washington, D.C.
Jan'y 12th 1892
HON. GREEN D. RAUM
Commissioner of Pensions

I hereby report that the name of Diana Laughlin (m'd) who was a pensioner on the rolls of this Agency, under Certificate No. 11637, and who was last paid at $12, to Dec. 4, 1891, has been dropped because of death of pensioner.

   Very respectfully,
   S.S. Nimson
  Pension Agent


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