Morgan, James A.
Age: 19, credited to Barnet, VT
Unit(s): 8th NH INF
Service: enl, Lisbon, NH, 12/6/61, m/i, Pvt, co. H, 8th NH INF, 12/20/61, m/o 10/28/65, at Vicksburg, MS
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Birth: 09/01/1842, Unknown
Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Barnet, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 47147918
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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James A. Morgan
S. 5897. James A. Morgan, of Barnet, Vt, was a private in Company H, Eighth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry. He enlisted December 6, 1861, and was honorably discharged October 28, 1865, having served nearly four years. He established a claim under the general law for malarial poisoning and resulting disease of rectum and is pensioned therefor at $17 per month. He was first pensioned at $4 per month from June 21,1888; increased to $8 from July 23, 1890; to $12 from October 1, 1902; to $14 from June 6, 1906; and to $17 from May 3, 1911. Application for further increase filed November 17,1911, was rejected January 23,1912.
When this claimant was last medically examined December 27, 1911, he was rated $17 for disease of heart. $17 for malarial poisoning and results, and $12 for chronic bronchitis. The examining surgeon reported in part as follows:
I find this man so disabled from malarial poisoning and results as to be incapacitated for performing any manual labor and is entitled to $30 per month. Thlp applicant is very weak and could not come before the board.
Medical evidence filed with this committee shows that claimant is unable to do manual labor because of disease of heart, frequent attacks of bleeding piles, and general pernicious anemia, and has been confined to his house for six1 months. Claimant is 69 years of age and very poor, being dependent upon his pension for support. He took part in many battles and severe marches. Five of his brothers enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War, six from his family, and only three returned—one killed in first engagement, one starved in southern prison, and one died from disease. On account of his advanced age and long-continued service, his helplessness, and poverty, the committee are of opinion he should have increase of pension to $40 per month, as proposed in the bill.
Source: "Pensions and Increase of Pensions," 62nd congress, 2nd Session, December 4, 1911 - August 26, 1912, Senate Reports, Vol. B, (GPO, Washington, 1912), p. 95.