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Confederate Pension File Number 39045

For Use of Solders who are in Indigent Circumstances


The State of Texas

County of: Williamson

I, A.M. Witcher do hearby make application to the Commissioner of Pensions for a pension to be granted me under the Act passed by the Thirty-third Legislature of the State of Texas and approved April 7, 1913, on the following grounds:

I enlisted and served in the military service of the Confederate States during the war between the States of the United States, and that I did not desert the Confederate service, but during the war I was loyal and true to my duty, and never at any time voluntarily abandon my post of duty in the said service; or (that I was in the service of the State of Texas during the war, to protect said State against the Indians and Mexicans for more than six months.) That I was honorably discharged or surrendered. (Give date and cause)

Disbanded at Hempstead, Texas May 21st 1865

that I have been a bona fide citizen of this State since prior to January 1, A.D. 1900, and have been continuously since a citizen of the State of Texas. I do further state that I do not hold any National, State, or county office which pays a salary or fees of $300.00 per annum, nor have I an income from any other employment or other source whatever which amounts to $300.00 per annum, nor do I own in my on right, nor does anyone hold in trust for my benefit or use, nor does my wife own, nor does anyone in trust for my wife, estate or property, either real or personal or mixed, either in fee or for life, of the assessed value of over one thousand dollars, exclusive of a home of the value of not more than $1000.00; nor do I receive aid or pension from any other State, or from the United States, or from any other source, and that I am not the inmate of the Confederate Home, and I do further state that the answers given to the following questions are true:

  1. What is your age?
    80 years of age December 25th 1922
  2. Where were you born?
    Pittsylvania County, Virginia
  3. How long have you resided in Texas?
    Came to Texas December 1859
  4. In what county do you reside?
    Williamson County, Texas
  5. How long have you resided in said county, and what is your postoffice address?
    About 48 years. P.O. Liberty Hill, Texas
  6. Have you applied for a pension under the Confederate pension law and been rejected? If rejected, state when and where.
    Never applied before
  7. What is your occupation, if able to engage in one? Farmer What is your physical condition?
    Not good
  8. In what State was the command in which you served organized?
    Texas
  9. How long did you serve? Give, if possible, the date of enlistment and discharge.
    3 years 4 months, from March 1862 to May 21st 1865
  10. . What was the letter of your company, number of battalion, regiment or battery?
    Company C, Texas cavalry, Dismounted.
  11. . If transferred from one command to another, give the time of transfer, name of command and time of service.
    Never transferred
  12. .What branch of service did you enlist in-infantry, cavalry, artillery or navy?
    Cavalry -dismounted
  13. If commissioned direct by the President, what was your rank and line of duty?
    None-private
  14. If detailed for special services, under the law of conscription, what was the nature of your service and how long did you serve?
    None
  15. What is the assessed value of your home, if you own a home?
    $1000.00
  16. What is the assessed value of your other property?
    Less than $300.00-about $260.00
  17. Have you transferred to others any property of any kind for the purpose of becoming a beneficiary under this law?
    None at all

Wherefore your petitioner prays that his application for a pension be approved and such other proceedings be had in the premises as are required by law.

(Signature of Applicant) A.M. Witcher

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 5th day of May A. D. 19 23

F.D. Love

County Judge Williamson County, Texas

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AFFIDAVID OF WITNESS

(Note-There must be at least two creditable witnesses)

THE STATE OF TEXAS

County of Williamson

Before me the undersigned authority, a Notary Public Williamson County, State of Texas, on this day personally appeared C.F Vann and J.W. Connell known to me to be creditable citizens, who, being by me duly sworn, on oath state that they personally know A.M. Witcher, the above named applicant for a pension, and that they personally that the said A.M. Witcher has been a bona fide resident citizen of the State of Texas since prior to January 1 A. D. 1900 and that they have no interest in his claim.

(Signature of Witness) C.F Vann

(Signature of Witness) J.W. Connell

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 8th day of May A. D. 19 23

T. A. Bryson, a Notary Public

County Judge Williamson County, Texas

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AFFIDAVID OF WITNESS

(If possible the two witnesses should have served with the applicant in the army, and if so, let them or either state in oath, their source of knowledge; also any information regarding applicant's army service)

THE STATE OF TEXAS

County of Williamson

Before me the undersigned authority, a Notary Public Williamson County, State of Texas, on this day personally appeared W. M. Casbus who are is known to me to be creditable citizens, who, being sworn, on oath state that they he are is personally acquainted with the foregoing applicant, and that the facts set forth and statements made in his application are correct and true, to the best of their his knowledge and belief, and that they he have has no interest in his claim, and said applicant's habits are good and free from dishonor. And I further make oath to the following facts touching the applicants service in the Confederate Army: (State fully your source of knowledge)

"I know the said A. M. Witcher to have been a courier from General McCullough to Allen's Regiment 17th Texas Regiment Infantry in the battle of Milliken's Bend on July 7th 1863."

(Signature of Witness) W.M. Cashaw

Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 8th day of May A. D. 19 23

T. A. Bryson, a Notary Public

County Judge Williamson County, Texas

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CERTIFICATE OF STATE AND COUNTY ASSESSOR

I, F. C. Humphrey State and County Assessor in the County of Williamson State of Texas, do certify that A. M. Witcher, or his wife or his trustee, or trustee for his wife, whose name is signed to the foregoing application for a pension, under the Act of the Thirty-third Legislature, approved April 7, 1913, is charged on the tax rolls of said county with a homestead of the value of One Thousand Dollars, and of other property, real or personal, or both, of the value of Two Hundred Fifty Dollars.

Given under my hand, this 7th day of May A. D. 19 23.

F. C. Humphrey
State and County Assessor


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