J.P. HERNDON, CSA

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JAMES P. HERNDON, CSA

 Soldier’s Application for Pension # 16091 - State Of Tennessee

 WAR DEPARTMENT The Adjutant General's Office Washington MARCH 29, 1927.
 Respectfully returned to the President, Tennessee Board of Pension Examiners,
 Nashville. The records show that one JAMES HERNDON, not borne as J. P. HERNDON,
 Private Capt. Phillip's Company, Tennessee Light Artillery, enlisted
 October 15, 1861. On muster roll for SEPT. & OCT. 1863, (last roll on file)
 he is shown present. No record of his capture, parole or later service has been
 found. The above organization was also known as CAPT. ELDRIDGE'S, CAPT. WRIGHT'S
 & CAPT. MEBANE'S CO., L. ART'Y.

 I, J.P. HERNDON a native of the State of Tennessee and now a citizen of Tennessee,
 resident at 2107 JONES AVE. NASHVILLE , in the County of DAVIDSON 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 THE JOHNSON ARTILERY, ELDRIDGES BATTERY FIRST CAPTAIN, NEXT CAPTAIN WAS WRIGHT 
 HE WAS KILLED AT MURFREESBORO, NEXT CAPTAIN WAS MEBANE, HE WAS KILLED,
 NEXT WAS PHILLIPS.

 In what County, State and year were you born?
 HENDERSON COUNTY TENNESSEE SEPTEMBER SIXTH 1843.

 When did you enlist and in what command?
 ABOUT THE FIRST OF SEPTEMBER 1861. ELDRIDGES BATTERY, WRIGHT, PHILLIPS, MEBANE,
 GRANT WRIGHT, LIET. E. TAYLOR AND OTHERS.

 In what battle or battles were you engaged, and, if not wounded, state what
 disabilities did you receive, if any?
 CHICKAMAUGA, MISSIONARY RIDGE, RISOCA DOLLAS, ATLANTA AND ON THROUGH THE GEORGIA
 CAMPAIGN. FRANKLIN, NASHVILLE THEN TO MOBILE. THERE I WAS WOUNDED.

 What was the precise nature of your wound or disability? 
 A PIECE OF SHELL HIT ME ON THE SIDE. IT WAS NOT VERY SERIOUS BUT I WAS SENT TO THE
 HOSPITAL AT LAUDERDALE SPRINGS MISS. WAS THERE PROBRABLY A MONTH OR MORE.

 Were you incapacitated for service by reason of said wound or disability incurred?
 NO ONLY WHILE I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL.

 Were you discharged from the army by reason of said wound or disability? NO

 If discharged from the Army, where were you and what did you do until the close
 of the war? I WENT FROM THE HOSPITAL TO THE COMPANY CAMPED AT MERIDIAN MISS.
 WE WAS THERE AT THE CLOSE OF THE WAR.

 What was the name of the surgeon who attended you? I DONT KNOW.

 How did you get out of the army, when and where?
 WE WERE CALLED IN LINE AND TOLD THE WAR WAS OVER AND WE COULD GO HOME.
 THIS WAS AT MERIDIAN MISS. APRIL 1865.

 Were you ever in prison? If so, state what prison and when released.
 YES. I WAS SICK IN THE HOSPITAL AT NASHVILLE WHEN THE FEDERALS TOOK POSESSION.

 Were you paroled? If so, when and where?
 I SUPPOSE SO. IN THE HOSPITAL AT NASHVILLE TENN BY THE FEDERALS IN MAY 1862

 Did you take the oath of allegiance to the United States Government?
 I DONT KNOW WHAT WAS SAID OR DONE BUT I CAME HOME VERY WEAK.

 Have you applied for pension before this? NO

 Are you married or have you been married?
 HAVE BEEN MARRIED ONCE. MY WIFE DIED APRIL 29, 1887.

 If so what is the size of your family living together? I LIVE WITH MY SON.

 What are the respected ages of your wife and the children living with you? (blank)

 To what sex do your children belong? ONE SON AND ONE DAUGHTER

 In what business are you now engaged, if any, and what do you earn? NONE

 What estate have you in your own right, real and personal, and what is its actual
 cash value? 100 ACRES LAND ABOUT $90.00 PER ACRE WITH A LEAN OF $40.00 PER ACRE.

 What estate has your wife in her own right, ral and personal, and what is its value?
 NONE

 State the gross income of yourself and your wife from all sources for the past year.
 SOME YEARS TAKES ALL WE HAVE TO PAY TAXES AND DEED ON LOAN. WE SOME TIMES RENT OUT
 TO $100.00 TO $200.00 PE YEAR.

 How have you derived support for yourself and family for the last five years?
 I LIVE WITH MY SON. HE ATTENDS TO THE RENTING AND <-spelling-> PAYING ALL EXPENCES
 AND GIVES ME WHAT I HAVE.

 Do you use intoxicants to any extent? NO

 How long have you been an actual resident of the State of Tennessee?
 SINCE SEPT. 6, 1843

 Have you an attorney to look after this application? (blank)

 Witness my hand, this 7th day of MARCH 1927.

 Signature: J. P. HERNDON

 Witnesses: STANLEY R. FRASHOUR, Physician. NASHVILLE, TENN. 
 J. W. BUFFALOE, Witness, postoffice BELLS ROUTE 4 TENNESSEE
 E. H. HARGET, Witness, postoffice TRENTON, TENN.

 State of Tennessee, Gibson County, certify that J. P. HEARNDON is assessed with
 100 acres, valued at $6000.00 and with $ NONE of personal property.
 C. M. OZWALL, Trustee by JNO. R. KNOX

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