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Confederate Pension & Affidavit of Quinton BOOTHE who lived in

Eastland, Callahan and Taylor counties after leaving the military

Submitted by:Kathy Booth Locke, Lewisville, TX

 


Confederate B 9 Cav. Texas
Quinton Boothe Pvt, Capt. Thomas G. Berry's Company, Sims' Regiment Texas Volunteers. Age 23 yrs Appears on Company Muster-in Roll of the orgainzation named above.
Roll dated Camp Reeves Oct 14, 1861 Muster-in date Oct 14, 1861
Joined for duty and enrooled:
When Oct 14, 1861. Where Camp Reeves By Whom W. C. Young Col CSA
Period 12 months
No. of miles to rendezvous 150
Valuation of horse $120.00; equipment:$20.00
*This company subsequently became Company A, 9th Regiment Texas Cavalry. The 9th (also known as the 4th and as Sims') Regiment Texas Cavalry was accepted into the service of the Confederate States October 14,1861, for twelve months and was re-organized in May, 1862.
Copyist: J.B. Hyatt
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Conferate B 9 Cav. Texas
Quinton Boothe Pvt, Capt. Thos G. Berry's Company, 4 Regiment Texas Cavalry. Age 23yrs
Appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above, for Nov & Dec, 1861. Joined for duty and enrolled: When Dec 31, 186
Where Ft Gibson by whom W. B. Sims Period 10 mo
Valuation of horse $120.00;euipments $20.00
Copyist: J.B. Hyatt
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Confederate B 9 Cav. Texas
Quinton Boothe Pvt, 9 Reg't Texas Cavalry
Age 23 yrs Appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above for March and Apr, 1862.
Enlisted When Oct 14, 1861. Where Camp Reeves By Whom W. C. Young Col CSA
Period 12 months
Last Paid by whom Capt J.W. Sims AQM To what time Feb 28, 1862
Present or absent: Present
Copyist J.B. Hyatt
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Confederate B 9 Cav. Texas
Quinton Boothe Pvt, 9 Reg't Texas Cavalry
Age 23 yrs Appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above for May and June, 1862.
Enlisted When Oct 14, 1861. Where Camp Reeves By Whom W. C. Young Col CSA
Period 12 months
Last Paid by whom Capt J.W. Sims AQM To what time April 30, 1862
Present or absent: Present
Copyist J.B. Hyatt
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Confederate B 9 Cav. Texas
Quinton Boothx Pvt,Co. A . 9 Reg't Texas Cavalry
Appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above for July and Aug, 1862.
Enlisted When Oct 14, 186-. Where Camp Reeves By Whom Col W. C. Young
Period 12 M
Last Paid by whom Capt J.W. Sims AQM To what time April 30, 1862
Present or absent: Present
Copyist J.B. Hyatt
Remarks: x Name appears in Col of names present as Quinton Boothe
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Confederate B 9 Cav. Texas
Quinton Booth Pvt,Co. A . 9 Reg't Texas Cavalry
Appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above for Sept and Oct, 1862.
Enlisted When Oct 14, 186-. Where C Reeves Texas By Whom Col W. C. Young
Period 12 M
Last Paid by whom Capt Sam Oneil -To what time June 30, 1862
Present or absent: Present
Copyist J.B. Hyatt
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Confederate B 9 Cav. Texas
Quinton Booth Pvt,Co. A . 9 Reg't Texas Cavalry
Appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above for Nov and Dec, 1862.
Enlisted When Oct 14, 1861. Where C Reeves Tex By Whom Col W. C. Young
Period 12 M
Last Paid by whom Capt Sims To what time Aug 31, 1862
Present or absent: Present
Copyist J.B. Hyatt
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Confederate B 9 Tex
Quinton Booth Co. A, 9th Tex Cav
appears on a LIST of mechanics in Maury's Division, Army of the West.
List dated Priceville, Miss. July, 1862
Brigade Phifer's 3rd
Trade Blacksmith
Box 42, No.8
Copyist: Shepherd
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Confederate B 9 Cav. Texas
Quinton Booth Pvt,Co. A . 9 Reg't Texas Cavalry
Appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above for Mar and Apr, 1863.
Enlisted When Oct 14, 1861. Where C Reeves Tex By Whom Col W. C. Young
Period 12 Mo
Last Paid--Blank
Present or absent: Present
Copyist J.B. Hyatt
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Confederate B 9 Cav. Texas
Quinton Boothx Pvt,Co. A . 9 Reg't Texas Cavalry
Appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above for May and June, 1863.
Enlisted When Oct 14, 1861. Where C Reeves Tex By Whom Col W. C. Young
Period 12 Mo
Last paid-Blank
Present or absent: Present
Remarks: xName appears in Col of names present as Quinton Boothe.
Copyist J.B. Hyatt
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Confederate B 9 Cav. Texas
Quinton Booth Pvt,Co. A . 9 Reg't Texas Cavalry
Appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above for Jul and Aug, 1863.
Enlisted When Oct 14, 1861. Where C Reeves Tex By Whom Col W. C. Young
Period 12 Mo
Last paid-Capt R C Sims To what time June 30, 1863
Present or absent: Present
Remarks: Sick in Camp
Copyist J.B. Hyatt
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Confederate B 9 Cav. Texas
Quinton Booth Pvt,Co. A . 9 Reg't Texas Cavalry
Appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above for Sept and Oct, 1863.
Enlisted When Oct 14, 1861. Where Camp Reeves Texas By Whom Col W. C. Young
Period 12
Last paid-Capt R C Sims To what time June 30, 1863
Present or absent: Present
Copyist J.B. Hyatt
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Confederate B 9 Cav. Texas
Quinton Booth Pvt,Co. A . 9 Reg't Texas Cavalry
Appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above for May and June, 1864.
Enlisted When Oct 14, 1861. Where C Reeves Tex By Whom Col W. C. Young
Period 12 Mo
Last paid-Lt S A Griffith, AQM To what time Oct 31, 1863
Present or absent: Absent
Remarks: Special duty Brig ord Dept
Copyist J.B. Hyatt
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Confederate B 9 Cav Texas
Quinton Boothe, Pvt, Co A, Peg't Texas Cavalry
Residence Birdville, Tex
Appears on a Roll of Prisoners of War of Ninth Regiment Texas Cavalry, Confederate States Army, commanded by Lt. Col. J.C. Bates, surrendered at Citronelle, Ala, by Lieut. Gen. R. Taylor, C.S.A, to May. Gen. E. R. S. Canby, U.S.A., May 4, 1865, and paroled at Jackson, Miss., May 13, 1865.
Roll dated Jackson, Miss., May 13, 1865.
Number of Roll: 54 L.B. Barton copyist.
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Certificate D
Near Vernon Miss Oct 14,1863
I Quinton Boothe a private of Company "A" 9th Texas Cavalry State on oath that in the month of February 1862 while the regiment was in winter quarters on Arkansas River. I was sent to Ft. Smith, Ark with private arms, the property of members of the said Co. "A" 9th Texas Cav in the use of the Confederate States that these arms were delivered to Capt Ray ordinance officer of Ft. Smith. That while I myself and others were at work repairing these arms the news of our defeat at Elkhorn was announced-(therefore)-(*this work is marked out) that I was informed that the said arms was turned over to the Arkansas militia by Command of Maj C W Clack commanding post and to the best of my knowledge these arms have not been returned or have the owners ever received any pay for the same.

Q.Boothe (signature)

Sworn to and transcibed before me 14th day of October, 1863

A.B. Gant Capt
Company A 9th Tx Cav.

Source: National archives for Veterans records. 7th& Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20408.
Boothe, Quinton Co.A, 9 Texas Cavalry.
(Sims' Regiment. 4 Texas Cavalry.)
Confederate
Private Private
Multiple Card Numbers 50274153, 4256,etc.)
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RECOLLECTIONS OF THE GREAT WAR BY A.W. SPARKS.
THE WAR Between the States, AS I SAW IT.
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Reminiscent, Historical and Personal BY A. W. Sparks.
1901. TYLER: LEE & BURNETT, PRINTERS'
Index: Quent Boothe.................................... 133

QUINT BOOTHE.
The complications of battle lines are so varied, and complications too intricate for one to attempt to describe that I will not attempt to describe any position of the constantly changing fronts of the two contending armies while we sojourned in Georgia, during the season of 1864, but will say that our front was upon an average about twenty miles long from extreme left to right and was constantly undergoing changes in curves and angles of varied degrees, to suit the grounds in greatest vantage, to-day the line was measurably straight, to-morrow it might front only a part of the line while the remainder would front on a different angle, so it was the infantry were in trenches in lines not always exact parallels but close proximity in some parts and more distant at other places, like two great serpants they lay, always on the move yet never moving for the lines could be seen at good distance for each line was well marked by its embankment of red clay, each night was a season in which each contending general strove to gain some advantage and each morning showed some new earthworks. General Sherman's tactics was to flank us from our position and avoided to great extent a battle, and his movements were mostly on our flanks and fronts were almost daily changing, and when a line varied and fell out of sight a line of skirmishers was sent out to find them and when they were found the guns told where they were located and a command was then advanced and fought them a sufficient time for our officers to determine their strength and position, this was termed developing the enemy, this part usually fell to the cavalry service and most of the men we lost while in Georgia, was developing the position and strength of the enemy.
It was about the first week in August, 1864, that near Atlanta, Georgia, on our left, the lines of the enemy very suddenly gave way and our command was advanced and were cautious by feeling their way against a line of skirmishers who were stubbornly disputing our advance. We were in a rough woodland and our skirmishers were three or four hundred yards in advance. When by a rouse a Yankee cavalry officer attempted to capture one of our brigade, a member of Company A, Ninth Texas Cavalry. Quint Boothe was his name and he was skirmishing with the enemy in his front and about the time he had emptied his pistol. The officer showed himself from his hiding place in some bushes near by and spurring his horse made directly for Boothe, who upon seeing him so close upon him, spurred his steed to
meet him and on attempting to shoot discovered that his pistol was empty. Just before the horses met Boothe threw his pistol at his foe, who in turn shot the horse that Boothe was riding, a dead shot, and again raised his arm to shoot. Boothe's horse fell forward and as the horse fell, Boothe gathered his adversary in his arms and pulled him from his saddle and both fell to the ground, the Yankee rather on top and a life and death struggle ensued. They were both tall, well made men of average make-up. Boothe the taller, but the Yankee the heavier. Boothe from his great length succeeded in turning himself on top, but on turning he threw his leg over with great force and struck it against a sharp rock that projected from the ground just inside the right knee cutting a fearful gash causing that member to become
painfully helpless. Once on top he gathered his man by the throat and soon had him limp a prisoner while Boothe held his pistol wrenched from his hand to his head and told him that he was wounded, to assist him to mount upon the living horse and walk before or he would kill him. The Yankee chose to assist his captor to the saddle and Boothe pale and bleeding marched his prisoner into our lines, riding the prisoner's horse and guarding him with his own pistol. Boothe's leg was always afterwards stiff and as he was disabled he was placed in charge of our Ordnance wagon for the remainder of the war.

Affidavit of Physician.
The State of Texas, County of Taylor before me D.G. Hill County Judge of Taylor County, State of Texas, on this day personally appeared Dr. L. W. Hollis, who is a reputable practicing physician of this County, who being in by me duly sworn on oath, states that he has carefully and thoroughly examined Q. Booth applicant for a pension, and finds him laboring under the following disabilities which render him unable to labor at any work or calling sufficient to earn a support for himself: He suffers with varicose veins of leg. also incidence of fracture of right leg. He is feeble and unable to make living by manual labor.

Signature of Physician LW Hollis MD
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19 day of August A. D. 1899
Signature D. G. Hill
County Judge Taylor County, State of Texas
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Certificate of County Judge
The STATE OF TEXAS County of Taylor
I, D.G. Hill County Judge of Taylor County, State of Texas, do hereby certify that on the 19 day of August A.D. 1899, before me came on to be heard the application of State, approved May 12 A.D.1899; that the answers of said applicant to the questions propounded were made under oath as the same appear in writing in the foregoing application; that the affidavits of the witnesses who are credible citizens were made before me as the same herinbefore appear, and that the foregoing affidavit of Doctor L.W.Hollis who is a reputable practicing physician of this County, was made before me. I also certify that the said applicant Q. Booth, is not an inmate of the Texas Confederate Home, nor otherwise disqualified under the provision of Section 12, of the Confederate Pension Law. I further certify that after considering all the proceedings had before me relative to the said application for a pension by the said Q Booth I find the said applicant is lawfully entitled to the pension provided by the Confederate Pension Law of this State, and I hereby approve said application.
Witness my hand and seal of office at Abilene this 19 day of August A.D. 1899.
D. G. Hill
County Judge Taylor County, State of Texas

Certificate of County Commissioners.
The State of Texas County of Taylor
We, the undersigned members of the Commissioners Court of Taylor County, Texas, hereby certify that the foregoing application of Q Booth by Hon. D.G. Hill County Judge of this 19th County, to the Commissioners Court of this Taylor County, at a regular term thereof on the day of August A.D. 1899, and after a careful consideration of the same we find the said applicant is lawfully entitled to the pension for by the Confederate Pension Law of this State, and we hereby approve said application.
Witness our hands and seal of office at Abilene this 19 day of August A.D. 1899
J H Bass
W W Harris
Ross T. Jones
?. Nisbett
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Application of Indigent Soldier or Sailor of the late Confederacy for pension under the Act of May 12, 1899.
The State of Texas, County of Taylor. To the Honorable County Judge of Taylor County, Texas. Your petitioner, Q Booth respectfully represents that he is a resident citizen of Taylor County, in the State of Texas, and that he makes this application for the purpose of obtaining a pension under the act passed by the Twenty-sixth Legislature of the State of Texas, and approved May 12, A.D. 1899, the same being an act entitled :An act to carry into effect the amendment to the Constitution of the State of Texas, providing that aid may be ranted to disabled and dependent Confederate soldiers,sailors, and their widows under certain conditions, and to make an appropriation therefore,"and I do solemnly swear that the answers I have given to the following questions are true.
Q. What is your name? Answer. Q. Booth
Q. What is your age? Answer. Sixty one years old 16th of Oct. 1899.
Q. In what County do you reside? Answer. Taylor
Q. How long have you resided in said County and what is your post office address?
Answer. Since the 11th day of December 1897. Abilene, Tx.
Q. Have you applied for a pension under the Confederate Pension Law heretofore, and been rejected? If so, state when and where. Answer. I have not.
Q. What is your occupation if able to engage in one? Answer. Farmer.
Q. What is your physical condition? Answer. Weakly. Not good.
Q. If your physical condition is such that you are unable by your own labor to earn a support, state what caused such disability. Answer. I do not know unless it is from hurts in the small of neck and hips also my foot mashed up.
Q. State in what company and regiment you enlisted in the Confederate army and the time of your service? Answer. Company A. 9th Texas Calvary. Served from the beginning of the war until the war closed.
Q. If you served in the Confederate navy states when and where, and the time of your service. Answer. I never served in the navy.
Q. State whether or not you have received any pension or veteran donation land certificate under any previous law, and if you answer in the affirmative state what pension or veteran donation land certificate you have received. Answer. I have not.
Q. What real and personal property do you now own, and what is the present value of such property? Give list of such property and value. Answer. I have no real estate. 2 horses. 1 brown horse about 15 or 16 hands high. Branded GIP on thigh O jaw. Value $40.00 1 dune mare 14 hands high GG on thigh and G in jaw Value $25.00 and two cows branded M.E.B. value about $60.00 with this 2 calves.
Q. What property, and what was the value thereof have you sold or conveyed within two years prior to the date of this application? Answer. I sold about 14 head of cattle within the last 2 years. Value about $200.00.
Q. What income, if any, do you receive? Answer. I have no income.
Q. Are you in indigent circumstances; that is, are you in actual want, and destitute of property and means of subsistence? Answer. Yes. I am destitute of property and means of subsistence. My boys help me to make one a living.
Q. Are you unable to labor to earn a support? Answer. Yes.
Q. Have you transferred to others any property of value of any kind for the purpose of becoming a beneficiary under this law? Answer. I have not.
Q. Have you been contnuously since the first day of January, 1880, a bona fide resident citizen of this State? Answer. Yes. In the fall of 1858 I came to Texas.
Wherefore your petitioner prays that his application for pension be approved and that such other proceedings be had in the premises as are required by law.
Signature of Applicant Q Booth.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 20th day of July A. D. 1899.
D. G. Will County Judge, Taylor County, Texas


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