Hillsborough County, Florida
Confederate Home Applications


Application for Membership

To The Florida Confederate Home.



State of Florida,
Hillsborough County,

Before me a Notary Public in and for the State of Florida at Large, personally appeared William E. Felts to me well known, who, being by me duly sworn, makes the following statement:

My name is William E. Felts, I am Seventy Five (75) years of age, I reside in Hillsborough County, State of Florida, I enlisted on the On or about 12th day of June AD 1861, in Captain Blackshear H. Company, 8th Ga. Regiment and served faithfully in the Confederate Army until State troops is at the end 6 mos was transferred to Co. B. Cutts Battalion of artillery, June 27th, 1865. I never deserted said service and never served against the Confederate States and I have not taken the Oath of Allegiance to the United States before April, 1865. I am, and have been a bonifide resident of the State of Florida ever since January 1, 1893. I have no means of support and am physically disabled from making a living by reason of (Here state fully cause of disability.) Slight stroke of paralysis thirty four years ago and have been virtually disabled for many years. Captured at Petersburg, Va. 2nd day of April A.D. 1865, incarcerated in prison at Pt. Lookout Md. and was paroled June 27th A.D. 1865.
Wherefore I make application for admission as a beneficiary of the Confederate Home, located at Jacksonville, Florida, and I agree to observe all the rules prescribed by the authorities in charge of said Home.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this
29th day of May, 1919.
N. D. Smith, Notary Public

William Felts (his signature)



State of Florida,
Hillsborough County,

Before me, a Notary Public in and for the State of Florida at Large, personally appeared Jno. B. Johnstonwho being duly sworn says that the is well acquainted with the above named William E. Felts that he the said William E. Felts served faithfully in the Confederate Army and did not desert said service. That he has no means of support, and deponent believes him to be physically disabled from making a living.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this
29th day of May, 1919.
N. D. Smith, Notary Public

Jno B. Johnston


PHYSICIAN'S AFFIDAVIT



State of Florida,
Hillsborough County,

Before me, a Notary Public in and for the State of Florida at Large, personally appeared Geo A. Lassman M.D., who being duly sworn says that he is a practicing physician duly authorized under the laws of Florida; that he has carefully examined William E. Felts the above-named applicant for admission to the Confederate Home and finds him to be (Here particularly describe his physical condition) Paralysis of right hand & partial paralysis of both legs in consequence whereof he is physically disabled from earning a living.

Sworn to and subscribed before me this
29 day of May, 1919.
R. E. Blackburn
Notary Public

Geo. A. Lassman M. D. (his signature)


Entered home Nov 18th 1919.



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