Scott County Arkansas
Civil War Pension Application
Transcribed & Contributed by Delaine Edwards

[Handwritten document]:

$25.00 #1569
Application of
Ambrose Williams
Belva, Ark.
Scott County
Co. "D" Blythe Miss. Bat.
Examined and
and $25.00 allowed and
Auditor authorized to
draw warrant for
This 5th day of
[Blank] 1893
[Blank] Sec. State
[Blank] Atty. General
[Blank] Auditor
State Pension Board

[Handwritten document]:


To the Honorable County Court of Scott County
Sitting as a Pension Board:
The undersigned, as an ex Confederate Soldier, hereby applies for a pension under the provisions of an act of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, entitled "an Act for the Relief of Certain Soldiers of the late War between the States," approved April 1, 1891, upon the following grounds:
That he is bona fide a [copied as written] citizen of the State of Arkansas, and has resided within this State for more than twelve months next before the filing of this application.
That he enlisted as a soldier in the State of Mississippi, during the war between the States, in Company "D," of the Blythe Miss. Bat. commanded by Col. Blythe.
That while in the discharge of his duty as a soldier of said Company and organization, in the service of the State of Arkansas, or of the Confederate States of America, he received a gun shot wound in right thigh a one ounce leaden ball being lodged in his right thigh about 6 inches below right hip joint, from the hands of the enemy, which ball remains in his thigh and causes him pain and suffering. That said wound was received on the 6th day of April, 1862, at the battle of Shiloh near Corinth, Miss.
That by reason of said wound and disability he is now indigent and incapacitated for manual labor. That he is not receiving any aid from this State or from the United States

for such injury, under any other statute, and that therefore he makes application for relief under the act aforesaid.
[Signed] Ambrose Williams
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 11th day of May, 1893.
[Signed] Thos. M. Duncan
Clk. Circuit Court,
Scott Co., Ark.

State of Arkansas}
County of Scott}
Personally came before me J.A. Davis and J.H. Brigance two credible witnesses, who make oath and say that they verily believe the applicant to be the identical person named in the application, and that the facts stated in the application are true.
[Signed] J.A. Davis
[Signed] J.H. Brigance
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 11th day of May, 1893.
Thomas M. Duncan
Clerk Circuit Court
Scott Co., Ark.


State of Arkansas)
County of Scott)
In matter of pension claim of Ambrose Williams, ex-Confederate Soldier of Company "D" of Col. Blythe Miss. Battn.
On this 11th day of May 1893, before the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court John Williams whose age is 58 years and Elias Williams whose age is 55 years, and who being first duly sworn say: That they have each been well acquainted with claimant Anbrose Williams from childhood, that they are his brothers; that they were each soldiers with the said Ambrose Williams in the said Co. "D" Col. Blythe Batl'n. We were each sick and unable to be in the battle in which said soldier was wounded, towit, the battle of Shiloh, near Corinth, Miss., but we each saw the soldier shortly after he received the wound in right thigh on the 6th day of April 1862 in said battle and we knew that from the time he received said wound he was never again able for duty during the remainder of the war and during the whole time since to the present time said soldier has been disabled from performing hard manual labor.
Affiants further state that they have no interest direct or indirect in this claim and that their knowledge of the above facts is derived from long acquaintance with said soldier and often hearing him speak of his disability on account of said service and being in the aforesaid service with him.
[Signed] Elias Williams
[Signed] John Williams
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 11th day of May 1893 and I hereby certify that affiants are credible persons.
[Signed] Thomas M. Duncan
Clerk Circuit Court


State of Arkansas)
County of Scott)
I, E.S.T. Campbell, a duly registered and practicing physician in Scott County, Arkansas, do certify that I am personally acquainted with Ambrose Williams, an applicant for pension under the Statutes of Arkansas, and that he is incapacitated for manual labor by reason of a wound in the right thight, and by reason of said wound he is in indigent circumstances.
[Signed] E.S.T. Campbell, M.D.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 31 day of May A.D. 1893.
[Signed] J.A. Davis, J.P.

State of Arkansas}
County of Scott}
I, Thomas M. Duncan, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Scott County, Arkansas do certify that J.A. Davis whose genuine signature appears to the above jurat is now and was at the time of the execution of the same a Justice of the Peace of Scott County, Arkansas, duly elected, commissioned, qualified and acting; and that his Commission was dated on the 31st day Oct. 1892 and will expire on the 31st day Oct. 1893 and that all his official acts as such are entitled to full faith and credit.
In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal on this 18th day of July 1893.
[Signed] Thos. M. Duncan, Clerk

State of Arkansas
County of Scott
We, E.D. Yandell, judge of the County Court of Scott County, L.P. Fuller, Sheriff, and T.M. Duncan, Clerk, sitting as a Pension Board for Scott County, do certify that we have examined the application of the within named Ambrose Williams for pension, under act of the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, as approved April 1, 1891, and the proof in support of same, and find that said applicant is a wounded Confederate soldier, is in indigent circumstances and partially incapacitated for manual labor, and that his claim is just and that he should be allowed a pension. And we further certify that we believe said soldier is entitled to the sum of Twenty five Dollars per annum on account of the disability mentioned in his application and said amount is hereby allowed. This July 18, 1893
[Signed] E.D. Yandell, County Judge
[Signed] L.P. Fuller, Sheriff
[Signed] Thomas M. Duncan, Clerk

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