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John Galloway
Civil War Documents
courtesy of Kathyrn Todd
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John Galloway
Born on September 8, 1836 in Ayreshire, Scotland
Military Service - Civil War :
      Co. I, 22nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry Volunteers
Married June Robinson on March 15, 1866 in Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois
Died on May 16, 1916
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[ handwritten ]
State of Illinois     County of Perry
On this 7" day of April AD 1886 personally appeared before me. a Clerk of Circuit Court     in and for the County and State aforesaid;
      John Galloway, aged 50 years a resident of the County of Perry and State of Illinois, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the Identical John Galloway, who was enrolled on the 25" day of June AD 1861 in Co. I, 22d regt of Ill. Inftry vol. Commanded by Capt Hood and was honorably discharged at Springfield, Ill. on the 7 day of July AD 1864     that his personal description is as follows.
Age 28 years, height 5 feet 10 inches; Complexion Light; hair Light; eyes blue
That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the Service, and in the line of duty, at Bridgeport in the State of Missouri; on or about the Spring day of 1862; that he contracted the Disease that of chronic intermittant Fever, and Rheumtism at Farmington in the State of Miss. on or about the day of Fall of AD 1862
That has never been employed in the military or naval Service, otherwise than as above stated. That since leaving the Service this applicant has resided in Perry and Coulterville in Perry and Randolph Countys of Illinois; and that hsi occupation has been that of a farmer. That prior to his entry in the Service above named, he was a man of good sound physical health, being when enrolled a carpenter. that he is now considerable disabled from obtaining his Subsistence of Manual labor, by reason of his injuries above described, received in the Service of the United States; and he therefore makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension roll of the United States; He hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation Isaac J. Sanders, of Sparta Illinois this State and lawful atty. to prosecute his claim, that he has never received nor applied for a pension. That his post office is Pyatt, Perry. Co. Illinois
claimant sign here.
John Galloway      
J. Ben Birchof
John J. Birchof

Also personally appeared J. Ben Bischof residence at Pinckneyville Illinois and John J. Bischof residing at Pinckneyville Illinois. persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit and who being by me duly sworn, Say they were present and saw John Galloway sign his name to the foregoing declaration. that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of Said Claimant, and their acquaintance with him, that he is the Identical person he represents himself to be.
witnesses sign here.
J. Ben Birchof      
John J. Birchof      
Sworn to and Subscribed before me this 7th day of April A.D. 1886
and I certify that the contents of the above declaration were read and fully made known to the Applicant and witnesses, before Swearing, and that I have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
Ch illegible Roe
illegible of Circuit Court

      West       Div.
      G P M       , Ex'r,
No.       570 211      
      John Galloway      
      I   22d Ills Inf      
Department of the Interior
Pension Office
                        May 17"      , 188 6
      Sir :
            I have the honor to request that you will furnish from the records of the War Department a full report as to the service, disability, and hospital treatment of       John Galloway      , who it is claimed, enlisted in Co.       I, 22       Reg't       Ills Inf       ; also in Co.            
and was discharged at       Springfield, Ills, July 7       , 18 64
      While serving in Co.       I       ,       22       Reg't       Ills Vols       , he was disabled by
      Chronic Intermittent fever and Rheumatism at Bridgeport Mo Spring of 1862,      
also       Rheumatism at Farmington Miss Fall of 1862      
and was treated in hospitals of which the names, location, and dates of treatment are as
follows :       no data given      
Very respectfully,
      [to faint to read]      
The Adjutant General, U. S. Army.

# 570,211
   U. S. P. C.
Dec. 2, 1886
War Department,
                  Adjutant General's Office
                                    Washington,       Dec. 1       , 188 6
Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions
      John Galloway       , a       private       of Company       "I"       ,       22"       Regiment       Illinois       Volunteers, was enrolled on the       25       day of       June       , 186 1 , at       Caseyville for 3 years       and is reported :       on Rolls from enrollment to Oct. 31, '62 present, Nov. and Dec.. '62 absent on duty with Pioneer Corps. (by Rosecrans' S. F. O. No. ___ dated Nov. 24, '62) and so reported to Apr. 30, '64 (last on file)      
      He was mustered out with Co. July 7, '64 at Springfield, Illinois      
      Returns for Mch, May, Sept, '62 do not report him absent. Nov. '62 absent in Engineers Corps. Return for May, '64 is incomplete. June '64 not on file.      
      Return 1st Battalion Pioneers for Feb 63 reports him Pvt Co. "S" Detached as Carpenter      
      Mch 63 absent with Squadron Co. - Apr. to May absent with Pioneer Squadron - June 63 Co. not accounted for - July 63 with Pioneer Squadron - aug 63 Co. not accounted for - Sept. Oct & Nov 63 with Pioneer Squadron - Dec 63 not found - Roll said Co for Jany & Feb 64 (first roll on file) present - Roll Co "B" same Battalion (to which transferred) for Mch & Apl 64 absent detached as carpenter - May & June 64 transferred to Regt -      
      Hospital records 22" Ill Commencing Feb 63 + terminating April '64, name not borne      
      Med. Records 1st Pioneer Brigade not on file.      
      Records of this Office furnish no evidence of alleged disabilities      
        R. C. Dauiss                      
Assistant Adjutant General
by Thulls

Return to
J. Merriam
U. S. Pension Agent
Chicago, Ill.
Certificate No.       354678      
Name       John Galloway      
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Washington, D. C.       January 15       , 189 8
Sir :
      In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular to him with replies to the questions enumerated below.
Very respectfully,
H. K. Evans                           
Commissioner of Pensions
First. Are you married? If so, please state your wife's full name and her maiden name.
Answer.       yes.     June Galloway.     June Robinson      
Second. When, where, and by whom were you married?
Answer.       March 15th 1866. Sparta, Ill. by Rev. Stewart      
Third. What record of marriage exists?
Answer.       Recorded at Chester, Randolph Co. Ill.      
Fourth. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce.
Answer.       No.      
Fifth. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth.
Answer.       one.     Ann June Galloway     born Jan. 6th 1867.      
Date of Reply,       July 4th       , 189 8       John Galloway      

Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Washington, D. C., January 2, 1915      
      Sir : Please answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below? The information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your widow or children. Use the inclosed envelope, which requires no stamp.
Very respectfully
G. M. Saezgaber           
                  PINCKNEYVILLE, ILL.
      354678             CIV. WAR
                  GENL. DEL.
No. 1.Date and place of birth? Answer,       Sept. 8, 1836.   Ayreshire Scotland      
         The name of organization in which you served? Answer,       Army of the Cumberland      
No. 2. What was your post-office at enlistment? Answer :       Sparta, Ill.      
No. 3. State your wife's full name and her maiden name. Answer:       June Robison      
No. 4. Where, when, and by whom were you married?
      Answer :       March 1866       by Rev. Stewart at Sparta, Ill.      
No. 5. Is there any official or church record of your marriage?
      If so, where? Answer :       At Chester Ill. Randolph Co.      
No. 6. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife the date of the marriage and the date and place of her death or divorce. If there was more than one previous marriage, let your answer include all former wives.
      Answer :       no.      
No. 7. If your present wife was married before her marriage to you, state the name of her former husband, the date of such marriage, and the date and place of his death or divorce, and state whether he ever rendered any military or naval service, and if so, give name of the organization in which he served. If she was married more than once before her marriage to you, let your answer include all former husbands.
      Answer :       no.      
No. 8. Are you now living with your wife, or has there been a separation?
      Answer :       Wife died Feb. 12 - 1914.      
No. 9. State the names and dates of birth of all your children, living or dead.
      Answer :
                      Ann June Tesuhlston      
                      Married Nov. 1899      
Date       March 11 - 1915       (Signature)       John Galloway      

30 -       APR 4 1916         July 11, 1916      
      You are hereby notified that check #       1912765       for $    90   
dated       July 4, 1916       in favor of
Certificate #
                  PINCKNEYVILLE, ILL.
      354678             CIV. WAR
                  GENL. DEL.
Class       GENERAL LAW      
Section       One       has been returned to this office by the Postmaster
with the information that the pensioner died       May, 1916      
and said check has this day been canceled.
Very respectfully,
                  Guy O. Taylor
                                    Disbursing Clerk.

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