This Application Form No. 4
Application of Indigent Soldier or Sailor of the late Confederacy under Chapter 102, Code of 1906.
Transcribed by Vicki Burress Roach

J.P. Akers

1.  What is your name? J.P. Akers
2.  What is your age? 65 years
3.  In what county do you reside? Prentiss
4.  What is the name of your post-office? New Site
5.  Are you a bona fide resident of the State of Mississippi? yes
6.  How long have you been a bona fide resident of Mississippi? 35 years
7.  Are you married or unmarried? Married
8.  In what State and county did you reside when you enlisted in the service of the Confederate States? Poinsett Co., Ark.
9.  What was the date of your enlistment? Oct. 1863
10.  What was the number of the regiment or name of the vessel in which you first enlisted? McGee’s Battallion-Godbry’s? Company
11.  The name of its commander? Col. McGee
12.  Letter or designation of the company in which you enlisted? Don’t know the designation
13.  Name of its captain? Capt. Godbry?
14.  The length of time which you served in the above company or regiment? 1 year
15.  Were you ever discharged or transferred from the above commands? Transfer-red Sparks Company, Lyle’s? Reg-
16.  If so, give the date of discharge or transfer? Oct. 1864
17.  If discharged, on what ground? Not discharged till close of war-
18.  If transferred, to what command? See above
19.  Did you enlist the second time in the Confederate service? No
20.  If so, into what regiment or company? Did not
21.  Were you discharged from this command before the surrender in 1865? No
22.  If so, for what cause? Was not discharged
23.  Were you at any time absent from your command without leave? No
24.  If yes, how long and why? Was not so absent
25.  Did you ever absent yourself from your command without leave, and join another? No
26.  Were you with your command in active service at the surrender in 1865? Yes
27.  Where did your command surrender? Wittsburg, Ark.
28.  Were you absent from it when it surrendered? No
29.  Why were you absent? Was not absent
30.  How long had you been absent? See above
31.  What is your occupation at present? Peddling & Farming
32.  Do you apply for a pension because you are indigent and unable to earn a support by your own hands? Yes
33.  Do you hold any State, United States, County or City office from which you are receiving as salary or fees the sum of three hundred dollars per annum? No
34.  Have you any sons over 16 and under 21 years of age? No
35.  If yes, how many? None
36.  Have you any property in your own right or in the right of your wife? Horse & buggy
37.  What is its true, just and correct value? $35.00
38.  Have you a home of your own? No
39.  If not, with whom do you live? Tenant on E.R. Searcy’s land
40.  Is the person you are now living with a relation? Keep house
41.  If so, what relation? See above
42.  Have you any relations: if so, what relation? 2 brothers & 1 sister
43.  Have you any relations or connections whose legal or moral duty it is to provide for you? No-that are able to help applicant
Signature of Pensioner (J.P. Akers)
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 1st day of Sept. 1909.
C.R. Lacy, Chancery Clerk
Signature of Witness (G.B.? Kimbell)
Signature of Witness (J.V.? Alexander)