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Ovus, George M. (fl. 1890) Declaration for Invalid Pension

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.10.207 Author/Creator: Ovus, George M. (fl. 1890) Place Written: Champaign County, Ohio Type: Printed document Date: 2 August 1890 Pagination: 2 p. ; 34.9 x 22 cm.

Soldier's application for pension due to chronic illness as a result of war injuries. Appoints Joseph M. Maitland as his attorney to prosecute his claim. Signed by E. B. [Cundiff] and S.M. Woods as witnesses and a Mr. Ellis from Com[mon] Pleas Court (first name illegible).

Joseph Maitland enlisted on 8 August 1862 as a Private. He was mustered into "G" Co. OH 95th Infantry. He was mustered out 31 May 1865 at Memphis, Tennessee.

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