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Gen. Ser. Adm.- Jesse McLain


On this 25th day of December A.D. 1868, personally appeared before me a Circuit Court Clerk in and for the County and State aforesaid JESSE McLAIN late a private of Captain William C. Montgomery's Company "H" 2nd Regiment of Mo. Light Artillery, aged 47 years, a resident of Douglas County , Mo. who being duly sworn according to law declares that he is the identical JESSE McCLAIN who enlisted in the Service of the United States at Springfield, Mo. on the 1st day of November 1863, as a private in Co "H" Commanded by Capt. Wm. C. Montgomery, in the 2nd Reg. Mo. Light Artillery in the war of 1861 and was honorably discharged on the 20th day of November 1865. That while in the Service aforesaid and in the line of his duty, he recieved the following injury. viz that while at Franklin, Missouri, during the raid of Genl. Price (Rebel) in Nov 1864 he was engaged in breaking a mule team for the Service of the Battery, having lost all of the transportatio n at Pilot Nob Mo, that while so engaged through accident, unavoidable, he was thrown by a mule trampling him underfoot and so disabling him that the wagon run over him, before he could make his escape inflicting a serious injury to his left side and also injuring his back., from which injury he has not yet recovered. That he was confined for a long time in the Reg. Hospital and was treated by Dr. Anderson the Surgeon of the Regiment. That he has since his discharge resided in Christian & Douglas Counties, Mo. and has endeavored to conduct the affairs of a little farm, with such assistance as could be procured, being unable to engage in manual labor himself, and he hereby appoints Dexter & Newton of Springfield, Mo his true and lawful attorney to do and perform all things necessary to be done in the Collection of this his said Claim, revoking and countermandin g any and all other Authority that may have been given by him, for the procurment of his certificate.

Post Office Address. Arno, Douglas Co, Mo.

Jesse McLain

Also personally appeared Ubern Ritter and Henry Howard residents of Douglas County, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn say that they were present and saw JESSE McLAIN sign his name to the foregoing decelararion; and they further swear that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of the applicant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and they further swear that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

H. (?F) Denten
R.A.C. Mack

Ubern Ritter

Henry Howard

Sworne to and subscribed before me this 25th day of December A.D. 1868 and I hereby certify that I have no interest, direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.

John. W. Lisenby, Clerk
Circuit Court



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