J. W. LEDBETTER CSA

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J. W. LEDBETTER

 Soldier’s Application for Pension # 12709 - State Of Tennessee (page 1 only)

 I, J. W. LEDBETTER a native of the State of Tennessee and now a citizen of Tennessee,
 resident at CHEWALLA, in the County of MCNAIRY 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
 MEBANE'S BATTERY

 I was wounded in the battle of MISSIONARY RIDGE BEING SHOT THROUGH THE JAW AND HAVE
 NOT BEEN ABLE TO CHEW ANYTHING SINCE or contracted the following disease or
 disabilities to wit: ALSO BADLY RUF HINED ON BOTH SIDES AND HAFT TO WARE A TRUSS
 ALL THE TIME.

 In what County, State and year were you born? HARDIN COUNTY, TENN ON AUG. 24, 1843.

 When did you enlist and in what command?
 FALL OF 1861 ELDRIDGE'S BATTERY, MEBANE WAS CAPT. OF THE BATTERY AT THE TIME OF
 MY WOUND.

 What was the precise nature of your wound or disability?
 JAW SHOT OFF ON BOTH SIDES AND ROOF OF TONGUE CUT OFF ONE SIDE OF MY JAW NEVER
 GREWED TOGETHER.

 Were you incapacitated for service by reason of said wound or disability incurred?
 YES.

 Were you discharged from the army by reason of said wound or disability? YES.

 If discharged from the Army, where were you and what did you do until the close
 of the war? DALTON GA, CAME HOME AND DONE WHAT LITTLE I COULD IN FARM.

 What was the name of the surgeon who attended you? MARSHELL PRIN AND OTY.

 Witness my hand, this 11th day of APRIL 1911.

 Signature: J. W. LEDBETTER

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