Transcribed by Laurie Birks Dean from pension file provided by Linda Fluharty.

Department of the Interior,
Bureau of Pensions,
June 14, 1888.

No. 649,115
Jefferson Call
Co. B 1st W. Va. Cav.

     I have the honor to request that you will furnish from the records of the War Department a full Report as to the service, disability, and hopital treatment of Jefferson Call, who, it is claimed, enlisted Feby. 23", 1864, and served as Private in Co. B, 1st Reg't. W. Va. Cav.; and was discharged at Wheeling, W. Va., July 8", 1865.
     While serving in Co. B, 1st Reg't. W. Va. Cav. he was disabled by bronchitis and throat trouble contracted at Shanandoah Valley, W. Va., Fall of 1864 (from exposure) and was treated in hospitals of which the names, location, and dates of treatment are as follows: New Creek, W. Va. (date not stated).

Very respectfully,
John C. Black

Waynsbury, Pa., April 26th, 1889
Commissioner of Pensions.

     This came to ? today and I will tell you all I know of the case in the latter part of July 1864 McCanstand (?) made a raid into Penn (?) and our reg't with others was sent after him he got to Chambersburg and burnt it. We followed him to Hancock, Md. There he crossed the river with us at his heels but we started ther 3 or 4 days and then we were ordered to move and we did and kept up a forced march for 3 or 4 days and nights till we over took the Johnies at Morefield where we licked them and I got shot (the only ore of my Co.) and then we came to New Creek on the B. & O. R.R. and there I was left with the sick of my Reg. and some other boys of the Reg't that was wounded when I was and among the sick was Jeff Call of my Co. There was several days that I didn't care for any boddy but when I got better I remember Jeff was there and the nurse said he had a bad case of the bronchitis or cattarrah or some thing like that. I didn't pay mutch attention to sickness as long as it was not smallpox or a bad wound. I think he was at the hospital about a month as near as I remember and I suppose he joined the Reg't wherever it was which I think was in the Winchester Valley. I wasn't with the reg't. after that as my days of soldiering was over for I left a ? at New Creek (over) (No other pages)

Supplementary Declaration of Claimant
Act of June 27, 1890, And Amendments Thereto.

State of Pa., County of Greene, SS:
     In the matter of Jefferson Call late of Co. B, 1"Reg't. West Virginia Cavalry Vols.
     On this 28 day of Nov. 1903, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace in and for the aforesaid State and County, duly authorized to administer oaths, Jefferson Call aged ....... years, a resident of the County of Greene, and State of Pennsylvania, whose Post-Office address is Durbin, Greene County, Pa., who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical, Jefferson Call, who enlisted February 23", 1864, and served at least ninety days, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED on the 8" day of July, 1865, from Co. B, 1" Reg't West Virginia Cavalry Vols., and who has heretofore filed a claim for Pension Cert. No. 445,850 on account of certain disabilities alleged in his Original Declaration disease of respiratory organs.

Jefferson Call
(Signature of Claimant in full.)

Warren (?) Cluttes (?)
William Prenn (?)

Record and Pension Office
War Department,
Washington, Jan. 28, 1904

Jefferson Call, Co. B, 1 Regt. Mtd. W. Va. Vols. which subsequently became Co. B 1 W. Va. Cavy., the military records furnish the following in addition to former statement herewith:

Born in Greene Co., Pa.,
Age 19 years,
a farmer,
grey eyes,
dark complexion and hair,
5 feet 8 inches high,

Name is also borne as Jefferson Call and Jeffison Call

Declaration For Pension.

State of Pennsylvania,
County of Greene}SS.
     On this 26th day of January, one thousand nine hundred and eight, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the Peace within and for the county and State aforesaid, Jefferson Call, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 62 years of age, and a resident of Wind Ridge county of Greene, State of Pennsylvania; and that he is the identical person who was ENROLLED at Wheeling, West Virginia under the name of Jefferson Call, on the 23rd day of February, 1864, as a Private, in Company B, First Regiment, West Virginia Vols. Mounted in the service of the United States, in the Civil war, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at Wheeling, W. Va., on the 8th day of July, 1865.

That his personal description at enlistment was as follows:

Height, 5 feet 8 inches;
Complexion, Dar;
Color of eyes, gray;
Color of hair, Dark;
Occupation, farmer;
Born, January 16, 1846, in Greene County, Pa.

That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows: Richhill Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania

Pension No. 445850

That his post-office address is Wind Ridge, county of Greene, State of Pennsylvania

Jefferson Call
(Claimant's signature in full.)

H. D. Ferrell
David Taylor

     Also personally appeared H. D. Ferrell, residing in Wind Ridge, Pa and David Taylor, residing in Wind Ridge, Pa., 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 Jefferson Call, the claimant, sign his name to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the claimant and their acquaintance with him of 25 years and 40 years, respectively, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

H. D. Ferrell
David Taylor
(Signatures of witnesses.)

Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions.
Washington, D. C., January 2, 1915

Jefferson Call,
Cameron, W. Va.

No. 1. Date and place of birth?
Answer. Jan. 16, 1846 Greene Co., Pa.
The name of the organization in which you served?
Answer. 1 W. Va. Cavalry

No. 2. What was your post office address at enlistment?
Answer. Wind Ridge, Greene Co., Pa.

No. 3. State your wife's full name and her maiden name.
Answer. Sarah Nanatta Call

No. 4. When, where, and by whom, were you married?
Answer. March 22, 1866 by Rev. Job Rosrell

No. 5. Is there any official or church record of your marriage?
Answer. not that I know of

No. 6. Were you previously married?
Answer. No

No. 7. Was your present wife previously married?
Answer. No

No. 8. Are you now living with your wife, or has there been a separation?
Answer. Dead - died Sept. 12, 1912

No. 9. State the names and dates of birth of all of your children, living or dead.
David A. Call, Feb. 23, 1867
William H., Oct. 19, 1871
James O., Sept. 21, 1874
John F., Sept. 19, 1877
Thomas W., Feb. 2, 1883
all living

Jefferson Call

Date, April 17, 1915