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HAGER TOMLINSON, Capt., Company "A"

Submitted by Phyllis D. Slater.


Descendants of Hager Tomlinson


Adjutant General's Office
Washington, D.C.
May 12, 1865

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your office of application for pension No..........., and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this office.

It appears from the rolls on file in this office, that Hager Tomlinson was enrolled on the 16th day of August 1862 at Wheeling, Va in Co A. 12th regiment of West Virginia volunteers, to serve 3 years, or during the war, and mustered into service was a Capt. on the 16th day of August 1862, at Wheeling, in Co. A. 12th regiment of West Virginia volunteer, to serve 3 years, or during the war. On the muster roll of co. A. of that regiment, for the months of May and June 1864, he is reported absent...wounded since June 17, 1864 Nature of wounds not stated. The muster roll of before Sept. & Oct. 65 report him discharged the US service on account of disability Oct. 26, 1864 ..per S.O. 204 dept. W.Va.. I am sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant., Sam'l Breck Assistant adjutant general. The commissioner of pensions, Washington, D.C.


Capt. Hager Tomlinson Co. A 12th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry having applied for a certificate on which to ground an application for an honorable discharge from the service of the United States.

I do hereby certify that I have carefully examined this officer and find that he has been suffering for some months with Incipient Phthisis Pulmonalis attended with occasional haemoplysis and constant cough.

He is also suffering from the effects of a gun shot wound received in the left leg, in the battle of Piedmont Virginia June 5, 1864; In which the ball is deeply imbedded in the interosseous tissue between the tibia and fibula, causing constant pain, it being impractical to remove the ball.

The Captain is in consequence of the above infirmities, unable to perform military duty and in my opinion will never be able to perform said duties. He has also been in the military service upwards of three years.

Dated near Newtown Va. Oct. 23, 1864
signed: Alex' Neil Asst. Surg. in charge 12th W.V.A vol. Infy.


Claim of Officer or Soldier for Invalid Pension

The state of West Virginia, county of Marshall.
On this thirteenth day of March A.D. 1865 personally appeared before me Housan Riggs clerk of the circuit court a court of record within and for said county, Hager Tomlinson aged twenty six years a resident of Moundsville in the county of Marshall, and state of West Virginia, who, being first duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Hager Tomlinson who enlisted in the service of the United States, at Clarksburg in the county of Harrison, and state of West Virginia on the 10th day of July in the year 1861 as a private in company I...3rd W.Va. Inf. commanded by Captain W. Purdy and promoted to Captain on the 16th of Aug. 1862 in the 12th regiment of W.Va. Vol. Inf. commanded by Wm. B. Curtis in the war of 1861 and was honorable discharged on the 26th day of Oct. A.D. 1864.

That while in the service foresaid, and in the line of his duty, on the 5th of June 1864 in an engagement with the enemy at Piedmont ,Va. he was wounded in the left leg by a gun shot and owing to exposure incurred on a march from New Creek, Va. to Winchester, Va. via Morefield about the 112th December 1863 that he is now and has been suffering from general debility as witness surgeon S.P. Bryens certificate.

That since leaving the service he has resided at Moundsville in the state of West Virginia and his occupation has been nothing special.

He makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension roll of the United States, on account of the disability above stated.

signed: Hager Tomlinson
Also on the same day, personally appeared Jackson Reed and Wm. Edwards residents of said county of Marshall persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn.


Declaration for original pension of a widow - child or children under sixteen years of age surviving.

State of Ohio, county of Montgomery,
On this 6th day of November A.D. one thousand eight hundred and eighty three personally appeared before me Wm. D. McKenny, probate judge, the same being a court of record within and for the county and state aforesaid, Sarah E. Tomlinson aged forty years, who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by acts of Congress granting pensions to widows: That she is the widow of Hager Tomlinson who enlisted under name of Hager Tomlinson at Moundsville, Va. on the 10th day o February 1861 and enlisted at Wheeling, Va. on the 16th day of August A.D. 1862 in companies I and A. 3rd and 12th West Va. volunteers in the war of the rebellion, who contracted Phthisis Prelmonalis, frequent hemorrhages, and gun shot wound in left leg..that the said disease of consumption was contracted while in service from which he died on the 31st day of July, A.D. 1883..who bore at the time of his death the rank of Captain in the service aforesaid, that she was married under the name of Sarah E. Davis to said Hager Tomlinson on the 23rd day of September 1862 by Joseph T. Mayes, a J.P. at Alexander, Penna, there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that neither she nor her husband had been previously married...that she has to the present day remained his widow; that the following are the names and dates of birth of all his legitimate children yet surviving who were under sixteen years of age at the father's death, to wit:

Laura Tomlinson born Aug. 22, 1869
Anna V. Tomlinson born Dec. 31, 1871
Clarence L. Tomlinson born Feby 23, 1874

That she has not abandoned the support of any one of his children but that they are still under her care or maintenance.

That she has not in any manner been engaged in, or aided or abetted, the rebellion in the United States; that no prior application has been filed.

That her residence is No. 267 South Williams St. and that her post office address is Dayton, Ohio.

Signed: Sarah E. Tomlinson

Wm D. McKenny
John Schuster


Pensioner dropped
US. Pension Agency, Columbus, Ohio...March 1, 1889
Hon. John C. Black
Commissioner of Pensions,
I hereby report that the name of Sarah E. Tomlinson who was a pensioner on the rolls of this agency, under Certificate No. 204604, and who was last paid at $22.00 to Dec. 4, 1888, has been dropped because of information that pensioner died Feby. 25, 1889.

Very respectfully, G.S. Burgn (?)...Pension Agent

NOTE: The above first date of 1888 is wrong, because the date of death is 1889 on other records. She died of consumption, age 46; buried Greencastle Cemetery. Resided 10 years in Dayton, O. When looking at a city directory of Dayton, O. Hager was listed as an Optician.


The State of Ohio, Montgomery County
To all to whom these presents may come greeting:
Know ye, that the Honorable Judge of the Probate court of the county of Montgomery, and state of Ohio, has appointed and by these presents does appoint George M. Rust Guardian to the estate of Clarence L. Tomlinson aged 15 years February 23, 1889...child of Hager Tomlinson deceased, hereby granting to said guardian all and singular the power necessary, and by law required to enable him fully to do, act and perform all and singular the duties of guardian for the aforesaid minor, according to the statute in such case made and provided.

In testimony wherof, I have hereunto affixed my signature and the seal of said probate court, at Dayton, this 19th day of August, Anno Domini, one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine.
Signed Wm. D. McKenny

Probate Judge of Montgomery county, Ohio

George M. Rust gave bond in the sum of Eleven Hundred ($1100.00) according to the laws of the State of Ohio.