Monday, May 04, 2009

Pension File of Levi Edward McLALLIN - 20 Jan 1865 - Obverse

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. The following is the obverse (front) of the document of 20 January 1865.


Corporal Levi E. McLallin, of Captain Fredrick Meyers Company, (C) of the 27th Michigan Regiment of the United States was enlisted by [?] Mon of the Twentyseventh Regiment of Michigan Infty at St Clair Michigan on the Twentyfour day of October, 1862, to serve 3 years; he was born in Kingston in the State of New York, is Thirty nine years of age, Five feet Eight inches high; Light complexion, Grey eyes, Light hair, and by occupation when enlisted a Farmer[.] During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty 11 days.* He received His wound in the right Brest while in line of Duty, at the Battle of Spotsylvania, Va May 12th 1864[.] His conduct as a Soldier was always good[.]

STATION: New Petersburg
DATE: Jany 14th 1865
[signed] James Moynahan
2nd Lieut
Commanding Company


I CERTIFY, that I have carefully examined the said Levi E. McLallin of Captain Fredrick Meyers Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of †Wound recd May 12th '64 at Spottsylvania. Minnie ball entered cavity of chest through rt nipple, causing by its presence considerable irritation. Was at same time struck on rt side by a piece of shell fracturing two or three ribs. They are not united. Is unable to wear equipments. Disability 1/2. Not fit for Transfer to V.R.C.
[signed] Wm. Ingalls
59th MassV.V. Surgeon
Prest. Med. Ex. Board-

DISCHARGED, this 20th day of January, 1865, at or near Petersburg Va.
[signed] Chas Thaite [?]
Lt[.,] Co[.] C
Commanding the Reg't.

The Soldier desires to be addressed at
Town St Clair County St Clair State Mich
*See Note 1 on the back of this. †See Note 2 on the back of this.
[A. G. O. No. 100 & 101--First.]

Miriam's note: the birthplace of Kingston, New York is different from the birthplace of Montgomery County, New York, given elsewhere in this pension file by Levi himself.


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