Monday, May 18, 2009

Pension File of Levi Edward McLALLIN - 3 Feb Jan 1865

I thought I'd join John Newmark of Transylvanian Dutch in his Amanuensis Monday. I have been needing to transcribe the pension file of my 4th-great-grandfather, Levi Edward McLALLIN. The transcriptions will not be posted in date order, but by transcribing and then filing the documents, I hope to order the entire file. Any of my notations within this transcription are both italicized and in brackets.

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Examining Surgeon's Certificate
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Port Huron February 3rd 1865

Applicant's Service.
I hereby Certify, That I have carefully examined Levi E McLallin, late a Corporal in Co 'C' of the 27th Regiment Mich. Inf. Vol. in the service of the United States, who was discharged at Petersburg Va, on the 20th day of January, 1865, and is an applicant for an invalid pension, by reason of alleged disability resulting from Gun Shot Wound of lung & liver w/fracture of ribs.

Degree of disabililty.
In my opinion the said Levi E McLallin is three fourths incapacitated for obtaining his subsistence by manual labor from the cause above stated.

Origin.
Judging from his present condition, and from the evidence before me, it is my belief that the said disability occurred in the service aforesaid in the line of duty.

Probable duration.
The disability is permanent although will be much reduced in time.

A more particular description of the applicant's condition is subjoined.

Particular condition.
The ribs were broken by a concussion of a piece of shell & being the last head[?] never united properly. The ball entered just above the right nipple apparently passing obliquely downwards wounding lung & liver & probably lodging in the [illegible] organ producing considerable increase in size & is yet very tender.

[signed] C M Stockwell
Examining Surgeon

Paid

[reverse]

[stamped]
DEPARTMENT
OF THE
INTERIOR
Feb 9 1865
PENSION OFFICE

L E McLallin
Lung [illegible]
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