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Corporal John P. Pedigo, Jr.
of Company C

Selected Transcriptions from Pension File # 211772

General Affadavit
Statements of James Bradley and Jonathan Pierce

STATE OF MISSOURI
COUNTY OF SCOTLAND

In the matter of Invalid Pension Claim of John P. Pedigo No. 211772 ON THIS 29th day of January A.D. 1881; personally appeared before me a Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths JAMES BRADLEY aged 33 years, a resident in the County of Scotland, and State of Missouri, whose Post Office address is Bible Grove Scotland County Missouri and JONATHAN PIERCE aged 39 years, a resident in the County of Schuyler, and State of Missouri, and whose Post Office address is Bible Grove Scotland County Missouri well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case, as follows:

That they know and are well acquainted with John P. Pedigo of Scotland County, Missouri late of Co. C. 21st Mol Infy that they have known him well, been well acquainted with him and have been near neighbors all of the time from the month of May A.D. 1866 to the present time and date hereof that they have seen him nearly every week of the said period and often time more frequently lining as they do in his immediate neighborhood. That for each and every year of said period to wit from the month of May 1866 to the present time he has been troubled and afflicted with chronic diarrhea that during each and every year he has been greatly incapacitated thereby from performing manual labor for said period, and in the warm weather of the summer months has been almost totally incapacitated for performing manual labor and for the entire period at all seasons of the year he was greatly incapacitated, that on an average for each and every year since the said month of May 1866 up to the present time he has not been able to perform more one third of the labor that he otherwise could perform were it not for the said chronic diarrhea that they said afflicts know these facts from thiere own observations having seen him often for all of said period they further declare that they have no interest in said case and are not concerned in its prosecution.

Signed
James Bradley
Jonathan Pearce


Statements of Lewis F. Garrison and J.J. Wieland

STATE OF MISSOURI
COUNTY OF SCOTLAND

In the matter of Invalid Pension Claim No. 211772 of John P. Pedigo late of Company "C" 21st Mo Infy.
On this 22 day of February 1881 personally appeared before me a Justice of the Peace in and for the said County, duly authorised to administer oaths
J.J. Wieland aged 29 years and Lewis F. Garrison aged 34 years both being residents of County of Scotland, Missouri, and both having their Post Office addresses Bible Grove of said county and state, well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit and who being duly sworn declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

That they know and are well acquainted with John P. Pedigo late of Company C 21sst Missouri Infantry Vols. that they knew and were well acquainted and resided int the same neighborhood with the said John P. Pedigo during the entire years of A.D. 1865 and 1866. tht during that time they saw him frequently and knew his physical condition that they know that he was during all and each of those years afflicted and troubled greatly with chronic diarrhea that he was thereby greatly incapacitated from performing manual labor that during that time he could not perform more than one third of the labor upon his farm that he otherwise could have performed had it not been for said chronic diarrhea that said incapacity to labor was caused solely in consequence of said disease that they know this from their personal knowledge and acquaintance as aforesaid that they have no interest in said case nor are they concerned in the prosecution of said Pedigo's pension claim.

Signed
J.J. Wieland
Lewis F. Garrison

STATE of MISSOURI
COUNTY OF SCOTLAND

Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiant and I certify that I have read said affidavit to said affiant and acquainted him with its contents before he executed the same that said affiant is a credible person and that I am in no-wise interested in the prosecution of this calm.

Signed
Chas S Martin
Clerk Cir. Court


Statements of Captain Benjamin S. Palmer

STATE OF MISSOURI
COUNTY OF SCOTLAND

The undersigned resident of said county Post Office Memphis Scotland Co Mo says on his oath he was late Captain of Company C 21 Reg Mo Inf Vol and well acquainted with John P. Pedigo late Corp of said company and has personal knowledge of the fact that while in the line of his duty as a soldier near Pittsburg Landing Tennessee in the Field after the battle of Shiloh Tennessee in the month of April 1862 he contracted Chronic Diarrhea on account of which he was sent to hospital said diability resulting from exposure to the inclemency of the weather and change of climate and that he was free from said disease at and before his entry into the service and has suffered with the same at discharge Dec 5 1864 and continuously since and affiant has no interest in his claim from pension.

Signed
Benjamin S. Palmer
Late Captain of Co C 21 Mo Inf Vols

Sworn and subscribed before me & I certify affiant is a credible and respectable ___ resides as stated and that I have no interest in this claim and am not concerned directly nor indirectly in its prosecution ___ my official seal this 17th day of Nov 1866

Signed
Sterling McDonald 1st Co Court

by S.C. Knott DC

Sworn to subscribed by the said Benj. S. Palmer this 15th day of Dec 1866 and I Certify I have no Interest in this Claim for Pension

Signed
Sterling McDonald Clk
Scotland Co Court Mo


Proof of Disability
Statements of Robert Smith and Michael Cashman

STATE OF MISSOURI
COUNTY OF SCOTLAND

ON THIS 29th day of January A.D. 1881; personally appeared before me a Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths ROBERT SMITH aged 55 years, a resident in the County of Scotland, and State of Missouri and MICHAEL CASHMAN aged _ years, a resident of Memphis in the County of Scotland, and State of Missouri, who being duly sworn according to law, state that they are acquainted with John P. Pedigo applicant for Invalid Pension; and know the said John P. Pedigo to be the identical person of that name who enlisted or volunteered as a private in Company "C" Twenty First Regiment of Missouri Infy Vols., and who was discharged at Nashville, Tennessee on or about the 5th day of December 1864 by reason of the expiration of his term of service.

That the said John P. Pedigo while in the line of his duty at or near Cairo (on the Ohio river) in the State of Illinois did on or about March 1862 become disabled in the following manner, viz.: that while on a steamboat on the Ohio river on the way to Shiloh Tennessee he ws taken with the chronic diarrhea or diarrhea that he had frequent and continual operations that greatly reduced him. That said attack of diarrhea was very severe and that it frequently afflicted him during the full remainder of the time of their acquaintance with him.

That the facts stated are personally known to the affiant by reason of the fact that they were privates in said company "C" 21st Missouri Infantry at the said time and long afterwards that said diarrhea continued that said Pedigo was placed in a Regimental Hospital at Shiloh Tennessee in April 1862 and was there treated for said diarrhea that he was soon after sent away to some hopital to be treated for said diarrhea. That we saw the said Pedigo at Memphis Tennessee in the summer of 1863 where he remained till the end of that year and were with him from June 1863 till January 1864 and that during that time he was almost continually afflicted with said diarrhea and was once during that time in the Regimental Hospital to our recollection. That he was often times and frequently afflicted with .....(copy cut off)

And deponents further state that they well acquainted with the claimant, having known him for at least ever since the year 1861 and further that ther knowledge of the facts above stated they derived from said acquaintance, and from having served as privates of Company C of the Twenty-first Regiment of Missouri Infantry Volunteers, from the 1st day of October 1861 to the 5th day of December 1864 And deponent further state that the claimant was a good sound able-bodied man at and prior to enlistment, so faar as they knew and that they are totally disinterested in this claim.

Signed
Robert Smith's mark
Michael Cashman's mark

STATE of Missouri, County of Scotland ss:

Sworn and subcribed before me this day by the above-named affiant, and I certify that I read said affidavit to said affiant, and acquainted them with its contents before they executed same. I further certify that I am in nowise interested in said case, nor am I concerned in its prosecution ; and that said affiants are personally know to me and that they are credible persons.

Signed
Chas S Martin Clerk
Circuit Court


Statement of George Stine

STATE OF MISSOURI
COUNTY OF SCOTLAND

On This 7th day of February A.D. 1881 personally appeared before me Charles S. Martin Clerk of the Circuit Court the same being a Court of Record within and for the county and state aforesaid George W. Stine who being duly sworn according to law upon his oath says that he enlisted in Company I of the 21st Missouri Infantry in September 1861 and served in said company until after the fall of 1864 that he knew and was well acquainted with John P. Pedigo of Company C of said Regiment that he knew said Pedigo was afflicted with the diarrhea during a great deal of that time and that he was absent from his command in consequence of said diarrhea a large portion of the time while in the service aforesaid that in the year 1862 this affiant was commissioned Lieutenant fo said Company until mustered out in 1864.

Signed
George W. Stine

Sworn to and subscribed before me this day by the above named affiant and I certify that I have read said affidavit to said affiant and acquainted him with its contents before he executed the same that said affiant is a credible person and that I am in no-wise interested in the prosecution of this calm.

Signed
Chas S Martin
Clerk Cir. Court


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