Thursday, October 23, 2008

George T. Garrett C.S.A. Pension Application

The following application for C.S.A. service was read at the Kentucky Dept for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky.

George T. Garrett Pension #389

George T. Garrett, now living in Mexico, Crittenden County, Kentucky, served in the 30th Tennessee Volunteers, Company E. He was born 11 March 1845 Sumner County, Tennessee and enlisted in the Fall of 1861. He was discharged at Port Hudson, Louisiana in 1863.

He was imprisoned at Camp Butler, near Springfield, Illinois and was released by exchange at Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1863. He took the oath of allegiance in 1863 in Gallatin, Tennessee after being discharged because of disability. He applied for a pension 13 May 1912. He has lived in Kentucky 22 years.

The application includes a copy of his death certificate, which shows the following information: He was born in Virginia 11 March 1845, died 18 September 1925 and was buried at Mexico, Kentucky. His father was James B. Garrett and his mother was Caroline King, born Virginia. The informant on the death certificate was J.S. Lynch of Repton, Kentucky.

Included in the pension file are depositions of George T. Garrett, A. Bucklew, J.C. McKain and Thos. E. Ellis. Garrett stated he had no income except from day labor. He has lived in Crittenden County 27-28 years and has a wife and one son, age 15 years. J.C. Rochester of Marion witnessed this deposition and stated he has known Garrett about 20 years. A. Bucklew of Marion stated "Mr. Garrett has been living in sight of my house 5-6 years ... and have known him about 6 years." J.C. McKain and Thos. S. Ellis of Sumner County, Tennessee stated Garrett was a comrad and served with them in the Confederate army.

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