Monday, July 13, 2009

Pension File of Levi Edward McLALLIN - 7 Feb 1866

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. Any of my notations within this transcription are both italicized and in brackets.


State of Michigan}
County of St Clair.} S.S.

On this 7th day of February AD1866 personally appeared before me Geo F. Collins Clerk of the Circuit Court for said county Levi E. McLalin aged forty-four years, a resident of New Haven Macomb County Michigan, who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical Levi E. McLalin who enlisted in the service of the United States at St Clair Mich on the 22d day of October 1862, as a private in company "C" commanded by Frederick Meyers Captain, in the 27th Regiment of Michigan Infantry Voltrs in the war of 1861, and was honorably discharged on the 20th day of January 1865; that while in the service aforesaid, and in the line of his duty he received a gun-shot wound in the right breast, and a fracture in the right side of the body caused by shell, or grape-shot, both of which wounds were received while said soldier was ona charge with his regiment, at the Battle of Spottsylvania Va, on the 12th day of May 1864.; that applicant has resided in St Clair Mich since his discharge, until a short time since when he removed to New Haven Macomb Co Mich, that he has been unable since leaving the service to carry on any cocupation, except at times to act as a teamster.

My Post Office Address is New Haven

Macomb County Michigan

[signed] Levi E McLallin


Also appeared Geo H. Hammond and John L.McKinch residents of St Clair Mich persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn say that they were present and saw Levi E. McLallin sign his name to the foregoing declaration; and they further swear that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of the applicant, and their acquaintance with him that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and they further swear that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
[signed] Geo H Hammond
[signed] John L. McKinch

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 7th day of February AD1866. And I certify that I have no interest in the prosecution of this claim, direct or indirect.
[signed] Geo F. Collins

[embossed seal affixed to document - illegible]


Invalid Pension Claim
Act July 14 1862.

Levi E. McLallin.
a private of Co "C" 27th
Reg't Michigan vol Inf'ty.
Declaration & Proofs

Feb 27 1866

[signed] T. C. Owen
St Clair

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