Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History Archives and Library

Cedric Gifford Civil War Collection
MS2006.026

Introduction:

Provenance:  Cedric Gifford donated this collection to the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History Archives and Library on August 25, 2006. Single photocopies may be made for research purposes for a small fee. Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Director of Archives/Library.

Sallie E. Loy processed this collection on October 3, 2006.

Size: 2 Folders in Small Individual Collections

Description: Collection consists of 1890 – 1893 official correspondence from Civil War Veteran 2nd Lt. Joseph Engle of Buffalo, Dallas County, Missouri. Papers include official claims for disability and war time property claims. Lt. Engle served in Co. A, Dallas County, Missouri Home Guard Vols.

Box Folder Contents: Disability Claims and Correspondence, 1890 - 1903
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Postcard from Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, Washington, D.C., dated July 5, 1890 stating Lt. Engle's assigned claim number of 747448

Postcard from Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions stating that communications concerning this claim has been received and filed, dated December 13, 1890

Postcard from Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions stating that communications concerning this claim has been received and filed, dated December 26, 1890

Postcard from Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions in response to claim no. 7474448 notifying Lt. Engle that his claim was submitted to the Board of Review for its action on September 2, 1891

Blank form: Interrogatories As to the Loyalty

Original Invalid Claim for Pension
Joseph Engle, Applicant
Co. A, Dallas County Reg't.
Missouri Home Guard Vols.
Enlisted May 24, 1861
Discharged August 21, 1861 Claim Filed January 2, 1890

Letter from Springfield, Missouri dated March 23, 1890 to Joseph Engle at Buffalo, Missouri (seems part of the letter is missing)

Copy of Affidavit of J.S. Gott in Joseph Engle's Pension Case, original mailed 12-10-90

Affidavit of Joseph Engle's Claim for Pension, Inability Affidavit and Affidavit of J.H. Coffelt, mailed 12-23-90

Request for the Placing of a Claim in "Completed Files" South Division
Joseph Engle, 2 Lt. Co. "A" Dallas Co. Regt. Mo. H.
Guards, No. 747448
Filed by Joseph Engle, Claimant, Buffalo, MO

Letter to Lt. Engle from the Department of Interior, Bureau of Pensions asking him for additional information, dated January 29, 1891

Letter to Lt. Engle from the Department of Interior, Bureau of Pensions advising him that his claim is now in the Special Examination Division, dated March 7, 1892

Letter to Lt. Engle from the Department of Interior, Bureau of Pensions asking for additional information for increase of pension for disease of eyes, dated October 11, 1893

Letter to Lt. Engle from the Department of Interior, Bureau of Pensions asking for additional information re: diseases of kidneys and liver, dated April 6, 1899

Letter to Lt. Engle from the Department of Interior, Bureau of Pensions asking him to state under oath when, where, and under what circumstances disease of kidneys and liver first appeared, dated April 6, 1899

Letter to Lt. Engle from the Department of Interior, Bureau of Pensions stating that his plea for increased of pension due to liver and kidney disease was rejected, dated October 11, 1893

Affidavit of Claimant in reply to call of August 26, 1893

Joseph Engle's Claim, History of Disease, mailed original on 6-21-90

Letter to Lt. Engle from the Department of Interior, Bureau of Pensions asking for testimony of physicians who have attended claimant for his disability from alleged disease of eyes, dated October 11, 1893

Envelope dated April 3, 1903 addressed to Levi Engle from the Treasury Department with handwritten notes:
Joseph Engle Pension Cert. #805.210
Joseph Engle's Widow's Claim Rejected, June 19, 1902
July 21, 1902 Widow Appealed
November 19, 1903 Rejection Affirmed

Box Folder Contents: Claim and Correspondence for Property Appropriated by the Army, 1899 – 1902
3 2

Copy of Petition No. 6990 in the Court of Claims Joseph Engle v. The United States for property belonging to Joseph Engle was taken from him by the United States Army in June and November, 1863 the following: 2 three year old steers, at $35 per head, 280 bushels corn, at $1 per bushel, 7 acres Hungarian hay (pasture) at $6, and 2 acres wheat (pasture) at $10 per acre totaling $410.00.

Letter to Levi Engle, Attorney at Law, son of Joseph Engle stating that the court of claims has awarded him $232, dated November 19, 1900

Letter to Levi Engle stating that both House of Congress have passed and the President has signed the bill making an appropriation to pay the finding of the Court of Claims in his father's claim, dated May 31, 1902

Blank form, page 2 of affidavit

Unrelated to Civil War Documents:
Letter to Mr. Donald D. Layne of Kansas City from Mary Huss, Personal Secretary to the Vice President of the United States, H.A. Wallace, dated 1941

Postcard with the autograph of H.A. Wallace, Vice President of the United States

 

 

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