Pay receipt of James Franklin McKinley for enlistment

in Company K , 20th Texas Cavalry, CSA


Received of J. W. Johnson Assistant Q. M. C S army Fifty dollars

in full for my Bounty Money to which I am Entitled by virtue

of my Enlistment in the Service of the provisional army of the

Confederate State of America in Company K Commanded

By Capt McGee in Col Bass Regiment of Texas

Cavalry                      James F. McKinley [signature]

Camp McColloch July 11th 1862


The State of Texas) This day personally appeared before me

County of Navarro) J. C. C. Wrich [?] a notary Public in

                                an for Navarro County James F. McKinley

to me personally Known and acknowledged that he executed the foregoing

Receipt to J. W. Johnson A. Q. M. C S. A. for the purposes and

Considerations therein Specified, To certify which Hereunto set

my hand and official seal at Corsicana this 11th day of July AD 1862

                                                       JCC Wrich[?] signature


Transcribed by William Boyd Kisinger; copy of actual document

received  from National Archive Trust Fund Feb, 2001.  Question

marks indicate preceding word not discernible by transcriber.



“Uncle Tom” (Allen Wilson) McDaniel returned from “The War” with the horse

ridden by James Franklin McKinley on the day of his death, 17 July, 1863.(1)  Records

indicate the only “battle” participated in by the 20th Texas Cavalry was near Honey Springs, Indian Territory, on 17 July, 1863, sometimes referred to as the “Gettysburg of the South.”


Honey Springs Battlefield site, is owned by the State of Oklahoma, and superintended by an historian well-educated in the history of the battle.  The location of each unit’s position (Confederate and Union), is mapped out, and well maintained for visits by tourists.  Visit the web site at


(1) Page 34, THE McKINLEY CLAN, A Genealogy of the Charles Carson McKinley Family, second printing, compiled by R. B. Fore, Jr., R. E. McKinley, and R. L. McKinley, 1981, Texian Press, Waco.