04 September 2011

Abraham Strayer's 1889 Civil War Pension Deposition pt. 3

Here is my transcription of page 3 of my g-g-grandfather Abraham Strayer's 1889 deposition regarding his Civil War disability claim. I've started with the first complete sentence on the page.

I think I had the measles when I was about two years old. I had no sickness before the war.
Dr. Thos Maybury, Pleasant Plain Ia was called once or twice to see different members of the family, but I had no occasion for his services.
Our Co. was organized at Keokuk Iowa, from there we went to St Louis, was there perhaps two months when we went up the Tenn River to Hamburg Tenn and marched from there, to where Gen. Halleck's army was invading Corinth.
The first sickness I had was along the last of June, felt badly + had some fever for three days. One of the surgeons (forget his name) gave me medicine. I then returned to duty again and was with the Co. until a day or two before the Iuka fight. We were camped near Jacinto. We were at Jacinto for a month. I was troubled with the diarrhoea, more or less all the time. I was at Jacinto, bt was generally on duty until a few days before the Army started for Iuka. Three Co's of our Co was at Jacinto for a week guarding prisoners and the out posts about the town.
Abraham's account of the movements of his regiment corresponds with the account from the Civil War Archive.
SERVICE.--Duty at Benton Barracks, Mo., until May 5, 1862. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., May 5-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., May 8-30. Action on Corinth Road May 29. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Camp at Clear Creek, near Corinth, until August 15. Expedition to Ripley, Miss., June 27-July 1. Moved to Jacinto August 15, and duty there until October 2. Expedition to Iuka, Miss., September 18-20. Battle of Iuka September 19.
So it was about Sept. 16, 1862 when he left he company because of another bout of illness.

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