Pension File
WILLIAM FOOS, 1843-unknown

Transcription by Carolyn Schwab, submitted 19 Oct 2007
Original Application 11 pages
Pension Application #153601

6 FEB 1870
        Letter from H.D. WASHBURN
        WILLIAM FOOS is very nearly blind
        Age 27 years
        Resident of Vermillion Co., IN
9 MAR 1870
        Entered service at Clinton, 9 OCT 1861, Private Co. I 43 Regiment Indiana Volunteers
        Discharged 19 OCT 1864
        Resident Clinton, Indiana
        Was taken with sore eyes while serving at Helena, Arkansas in JUL 1862
        Occupation laborer
                 JOHN Q. WASHBURN  Vermillion Co., IN
                 PHEBE CAMPBELL  Vermillion Co., IN 
29 JUL 1870
        Signed on in Newport, IN on 9 OCT 1861 in Co. I 43 Regiment Indiana Volunteers
        Mustered in at Terre Haute, IN to serve 3 years
        On muster roll of Co. I for SEP and OCT 1864
        Discharged by reason of expiration of service 19 OCT 1864
19 AUG 1870
        Application for invalid pension
        Applicant is incapacitated by reason of disease
        Applicant suffering from Cicatrix of cornea of both eyes, bronchial congestion, emaciation
        J.B. HEDGES, physician
26 AUG 1870
        Sworn statement that applicant was treated for eye disease at Helena, Arkansas
        St. John's Hospital No. 1 at Little Rock, Arkansas
27 AUG 1870
        Statement that applicant is suffering from tuberculosis and eye disease
        Was perfectly healthy before entering service
        Was family physician both before and since
        Applicant is not aggravated by intemperate or other bad habits
        CUTHBERT F. KEYES, physician
                 JOHN O. ROGERS, Justice of Peace