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FIELDING HART, Company "B"


NATIONAL ARCHIVES PENSION FILE
(partial)

Transcribed by Patricia Sexton from pension file provided by Linda Fluharty.


Department of the Interior
Pension Office
----27, 1870

Sir:
You are respectfully requested to furnish official evidence of the date and cause of death of Fielding Hart, who was a Private, in Company B, 1 Regiment of West Va. Cav., who is reported to have died at Martinsburg, W. Va., Jun 1864
If the soldier was in hospital, give full record, embracing date and cause of admission; for what treated; and, if furloughed or discharged, on what account and at what date.
Please return this circular with your report.
No. 186.565

Respectfully, yours,
H. Van Aeruam(?)
Commissioner
Surgeon General, U. S. A.
Room No. 15


War Department,
Surgeon General's Office,
Record and Pension Division
Washington, D.C., October 4th, 1870

[Transcript from Records]

It appears from the records filed in this Office, that Fielden Heart, Private Co. B, 1 Reg't Va. Vol. Cav. was admitted to Post Hospital, Martinsburg, Va, June 23, 1864, for treatment not stated and died June 25, '64 Cause of death not stated.

By order of Surgeon General
Vol 1
No. 1064


Mother's Application for Army Pension
State of West Virginia
County of Marshall

On this 9th day of March A.D. 1870 personally appeared before the undersigned clerk of the Circuit Court, a Court of Record within and for the County and State aforesaid, Mrs Nancy Hart aged 75 years, a resident of the County of Marshall in the State of West Virginia who, being first duly sworn according to law, doth on her oath make the following declaration, in order to obtain the benefits of the provisions made by the Act of Congress approved July 14, 1862: That she is the widow of William Hart deceased, and mother of Fielding Hart deceased, who was a Private in Company B commanded by Captain Hugh P. Boon in the 1st Regiment of West Virginia Vol. Cavalry commanded by Col. Henry Capehart in the war of 1861, and who died whilst in the service aforesaid, at Martinsburg in the State of West Virginia on or about the--day of June A.D. 1864, supposed to be from being vaccinated with impure matter incurrred in the service aforesaid and whilst in the line of his duty.
She further declares that her said son, upon whom she was wholly or in part dependent for support having left no widow or minor child under sixteen years of age surviving, declarant makes this application for a pension under the above mentioned act, and refers to the evidence filed herewith, and that in the proper department, to establish her claim. she also declares that she has not, in any way, been engaged in, or aided or abetted, the rebellion in the United States; that she is not in the receipt of a pension under the 2d section of the act above mentioned, or under any other act, nor has she again married since the death of her son, the said Fielding Hart.
She appoints James Met--- of Washington, D.C. her attorney with full power of substitution and revocation in her said behalf, and authorizes him to receive the Pension Certificate when issued. Her Post Office is at Rock Lick, County of Marshall and State of West Virginia. That her domicile or place of abode is the same.

Nancy Hart (her mark)

witnesses
Basil L. Bowen
Fred B. Bowers

Sworn to, subscribed, and acknowledged before me the day and year first above written, and also personally appeared James White and Mariah White residents of the County of Marshall in the State of West Virginia, 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 Mrs Nancy Hart make her mark to the foregoing declaration; and they further swear that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the applicant and their acquaintance with her, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

James Whight (signed)
Mariah White (her mark)

witnesses
Basil L. Bowen
Fred P. Bowers

Walter Evans, of the circuit Court for Marshall county, W.Va.


(handwritten)
Declaration

Know all men by these presents, that I Nancy Hart, mother of Fielding Hart of Company "B" 1st Regiment of West Virginia Cavalry whose application for Pension is No.______, do hereby revoke and anul the "Power of Attorney" heretofore given in this my case to James C. Met---of Washington D.C. on account of his leaving Washington D.C., and is not now acting as a Claim Agent and for gross negligence in prosecuting this my claim.
And I do hereby constitute and appoint Basil L. Bowen of Moundsville W. Va. with full power of substitution and revocation as my true and lawful attorney to prosecute my claim and to do any and all lawful acts necessary to effect the object of my said appointment.
In testimony whereof I hereto set my hand and seal this 3d day of April A.D. 1871.

Nancy Hart (her mark)

witnesses
Basil L. Bowen
Fred B. Bowers


(handwritten)
State of West Virginia
County of Marshall

On this 3rd day of April A.D. 1871 before the undersigned authority within and for the County and State aforesaid personally came Nancy Hart and acknowledged the signing and sealing of the foregoing revocation and Power of Atty for the purposes therein expressed. The purpose thereof being fully explained to them. Witness my hand and seal the day and year aforesaid

Justice

(handwritten)
Marshall County, W. Va.

I certify that Wm. ------ before whom the foregoing Power of Atty. was executed was at the date thereof a Justice duly commissioned and qualified and that the signature thereto is genuine. Given under my hand and seal this -- day of April A.D. 187-

Walter (?) Evans, Clerk of the circuit court, justice, county of Marshall


(handwritten)
State of West Virginia
County of Marshall

On this 18th day of April A.D. 187- personally appeared before the undersigned authority James White and Maria White persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit who being by me first duly sworn depose and say.
1st That they are well acquainted with Mrs Nancy Hart applicant for Pension No.___ and were also acquainted with William Hart her husband, that her said husband died February 8th 1853 and that her son Fielding Hart upon whose death she claims a Pension died June ___ A.D. 1865.
2nd That the value of the claimant Nancy Hart's property does not exceed in all $350.00 which consists of real estate and that her income therefore does not exceed ten dollars per annum and that the said property is all she possesses or all she possessed at the time she was receiving the contributions of her said son Fielding Hart or since.
3rd That the said soldier -------from time to time to our knowledge sent money home from the army to be used in paying his mother board and in buying her clothes and that he continued to do so up to the day of his death and that previous to his entering the army he contributed of his earnings sufficient to support her and that these contributions amounted to eight or ten dollars per month during his enlistment and about six or eight dollars per month before his enlistment.
4th That the said Fielding Hart left no widow minor child or children surviving him but was a single man. And further that they have no interest whatever in the prosecution of this claim for Pension.

James Whight (signed)
Maria Whight (her mark)

witnesses
Timothy Stilmen
Fred B. Bowers

Sworn to and subscribed before me this 18 day of April 1870-And I certify that I have no Interest-direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim
Given under my hand and official seal the day and year aforesaid.
Walter ------


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