M. J. DUREN, CSA

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 M. J. DUREN, CSA

 Soldier’s Application for Pension # 12551 - State Of Tennessee (page 1 only)

 I, M. J. DUREN a native of the State of Tennessee and now a citizen of Tennessee,
 resident at ADAMSVILLE, in the County of HARDIN in said State of Tennessee and
 who was a soldier from the state of Tennessee , in the war between the United
 States and the Confederate States, do hereby apply for aid under the Act of the
 General Assembly of Tennessee. …And I do solemnly swear that while in the
 discharge of my duty in the services of the Confederate or United States as a
 member of ARTILLERY OF WHICH CAPTAIN J.W. ELDRIDGES FIRST CAPTAIN, FOLLOWED CAPT.
 WRIGHT AND CAPT. MEBANE AND JW PHILLIPS.

 In what County, State and year were you born?
 IN WAYNE COUNTY, TENN ON THE 15 DAY OF OCTOBER 1833.

 When did you enlist and in what command?
 ENLISTED IN HARDIN COUNTY, TENN OCTOBER 15 1861 IN CAPTAIN ELDRIDGES COMPANY OF
 ARTILLERY.

 In what battle or battles were you engaged, and, if not wounded, state what
 disabilities did you receive, if any?
 FIRST MURFREESBOROUGH TENN AND IN OTHERS FROM DALTON, GA TO ATLANTA, GA
 MISSIONARY RIDGE AND CHICAMANGA, BUT WAS NOT WOUNDED , BUT EXPOASED TO ALL KINDS
 OF HARDSHIPS AND WEATHER.

 What was the precise nature of your wound or disability? NONE.

 Were you incapacitated for service by reason of said wound or disability incurred?
 WAS SICK AT TWO DIFFERENT TIMES OF WHICH RENDERED ME INCAPABLE FOR SERVICES.

 Were you discharged from the army by reason of said wound or disability?
 NO, WENT THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE TIME.

 What was the name of the surgeon who attended you?
 COULD NOT SEE ANY OTHER PHYSICIANS EXCEPT DR. GRAVES.

 How did you get out of the army, when and where?
 WAS PAROLED AT CORINTH MISS, SOMETIME in 1865 BUT CAN NOT GIVE THE EXACT DATE.

 Were you ever in prison? If so, state what prison and when released. NO.

 Were you paroled? If so, when and where?
 YES, AT CORINTH MISS. IN 1865.

 Did you take the oath of allegiance to the United States Government?
 I TOOK THE OATH OF A PAROLED SOLDIER AT CORINTH MISS.

 Witness my hand, this 18th day of MARCH 1911.
 Signature: M. J. DUREN

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