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John C Neill
Civil War Documents

( There are various spelling on the records - Neill, Neal, and Neil )
courtesy of Kathyrn Todd
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John C. Neill
The son of Matthew & Sarah (nee Cherry) Neill
Born on Born January 1, 1846
Military Service - Civil War :
      Co. K, 5th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry Volunteers
Died on July 24, 1924 in Kansas
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January 6, 1864
VOLUNTEER ENLISTMENT
STATE OF
      Mississippi      
  Camp      
TOWN Of
      Clear Creek      
      I,       John C. Neill       born in       Washington Co.      
in the State of       Illinois       aged       Eighteen       years,
and by occupation a       Farmer       DO HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE to have
volunteered this       Sixth       day of       January       186 4 ,
to serve as a Soldier in the Army of the United States of America , for the
period of THREE YEARS, unless sooner discharged by proper authority; Do also
agree to accept such bounty, pay, rations, and clothing, as are, or may be, estab-
lished by law for volunteers. And I       John C. Neill       do
solemnly swear, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States
of America
, and that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their
enemies or opposers whomsoever; and that I will observe and obey the orders of
the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over
me, according to the Rules and Articles of War.
Sworn and subscribed to, at       Clear Creek, Miss.      
      this       Sixth       day of       Jan'y       186 4
Before       Lt. Jas. Nisbet      
                      Company Cd.
}       John C.(his X mark) Neill      
      I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, That I have carefully examined the above named Volunteer, agreeably
to the General Regulations of the Army, and that, in my opinion, he is free from all bodily defects and
mental infirmity, which would in any way disqualify him from performing the duties of a soldier.
      J. B. Ensey Surgeon      
      5th Ills. Cav. Vol.      
Examining Surgeon
      I CERTIFY, ON HONOR, That I have minutely inspected the Volunteer,       John C. Neill      
previous to his enlistment, and that he was entirely sober when enlisted: that, to the best of my
judgment and belief, he is of lawful age; and that, in accepting his as duly qualified to perform the duties
of an able-bodied soldier, I have strictly observed the Regulations which govern the recruiting service.
This soldier has       Blue       eyes,       Brown       hair,       Dark       complexion, is       5       feet
      7       inches high.
      James Nisbet / Lieut.                             
     5      Regiment of     Ills Cav    , Volunteers
Recruiting Officer
      Mustered into the service of the United States, in Company     K    ,     5th     Regiment of     Ills Cav    , Volunteers, on the     25th     day of     January     186 4 , at     Hebron, Miss.    
      C. W. G. Hayde      
      1st Lt. - 5 3d C Ills Inft -      
      ACU. 4th 4" Dis. 17th A C      

DECLARATION OF RECRUIT
      I,       John C. Neill       desiring to VOLUNTEER as a soldier in the Army of the United States, , for the term of THREE YEARS, Do declare, That I am
      Eighteen       years and            months of age; that I have never been
discharged from the United States service on account of disability or by sentence
of a court-martial, or by order before the expiration of a term of enlistment; and I
know of no impediment to my serving honestly and faithfully as a soldier for three years.
Given at       Clear Creek, Miss.                           
this     Sixth     day of     January     186 4
      John C. (his X mark) Neill      
Witness :
            Lt. T. H. Barnfield      
No.       1      
      John C. Neill      
Volunteered at       Clear Creek, Miss.     
    January 6th     18 64
By       Lt. James Nisbet      
      Fifth       Regiment of       Ills Cav      
                __________
   First    enlistment, had served in Company      
            Regiment of            
discharged         186  
 

1864
N | 5 Cav | Ill.
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           John C. Neill           
  Pvt  , Co. K, 5 Reg't Illinois Cavalry
Age       18       years.
Appears on
Individual Muster-in Roll
of the organization named above. Roll dated
      Hebrons, Miss, Jan 25       186 4
Muster-in to date       Jan 6       186 4
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Joined for duty and enrolled:
When       Jan 6       186 4
Where       Camp Clear Creek, Miss     
Period       3       years.
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Bounty paid $           /100       due           
Valuation of horse; $           /100
Valuation of horse equipments; $            /100
Remarks :       Received no bounty      
      nor Premium      
 
Book mark:           
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      S. A. Fitch      
Copyist
N | 5 Cav | Ill.
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           John C. Neill           
  Pvt  , Co. K, 5 Reg't Illinois Cavalry
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for       Jan + Feb       186 4
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Present or absent       Present      
Stoppage $           /100       for           
Due Gov't, $           /100       for           
Valuation of horse; $           /100
Valuation of horse equipments; $            /100
Remarks :
      Joined the      
      Company Jan      
      6   64      
 
 
 
 
 
Book mark:           
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      Posey      
Copyist

N | 5 Cav | Ill.
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           John C. Neill           
  Pvt  , Co. K, 5 Reg't Illinois Cavalry
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for       Mch + Apl       186 4
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Present or absent       Present      
Stoppage $           /100       for           
Due Gov't, $           /100       for           
Valuation of horse; $           /100
Valuation of horse equipments; $            /100
Remarks :            
Book mark:           
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      Posey      
Copyist
N | 5 Cav | Ill.
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           John C. Neill           
  Pvt  , Co. K, 5 Reg't Illinois Cavalry
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for       May + June       186 4
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Present or absent       Present      
Stoppage $           /100       for           
Due Gov't, $           /100       for           
Valuation of horse; $           /100
Valuation of horse equipments; $            /100
Remarks :            
Book mark:           
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      Posey      
Copyist

N | 5 Cav | Ill.
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           John C. Neill           
  Pvt  , Co. K, 5 Reg't Illinois Cavalry
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for       July + Aug       186 4
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Present or absent       Present      
Stoppage $           /100       for           
Due Gov't, $           /100       for           
Valuation of horse; $           /100
Valuation of horse equipments; $            /100
Remarks :       Recruit --      
      3 Installmt bounty      
      due $40 --      
Book mark:           
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      Posey      
Copyist
N | 5 Cav | Ill.
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           John C. Neill           
  Pvt  , Co. K, 5 Reg't Illinois Cavalry
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for       Sept + Oct       186 4
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Present or absent       Present      
Stoppage $           /100       for           
Due Gov't, $           /100       for           
Valuation of horse; $           /100
Valuation of horse equipments; $            /100
Remarks :       Recruit --      
      3 Installmt bounty due      
      $40 --      
Book mark:           
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      Posey      
Copyist

N | 5 Cav | Ill.
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           John C. Neill           
  Pvt  , Co. K, 5 Reg't Illinois Cavalry
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for       Nov + Dec       186 4
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Present or absent       Present      
Stoppage $           /100       for           
Due Gov't, $           /100       for           
Valuation of horse; $           /100
Valuation of horse equipments; $            /100
Remarks :       Stop for 2 S D + C. W. A      
      carb Swivel $149      
      1 Installmt bounty      
      due Recruit ---      
Book mark:           
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      Posey      
Copyist

1865
N | 5 Cav | Ill.
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           John C. Neill           
  Pvt  , Co. K, 5 Reg't Illinois Cavalry
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for       Jan + Feb       186 5
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Present or absent       Present      
Stoppage $           /100       for           
Due Gov't, $           /100       for           
Valuation of horse; $           /100
Valuation of horse equipments; $            /100
Remarks :       Stop for 2 S D +      
      C W Carb Swivel      
      $149 | First Instal-      
      ment Bounty not paid      
     Recruit      
Book mark:           
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      Dalton      
Copyist
N | 5 Cav | Ill.
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           John C. Neill           
  Pvt  , Co. K, 5 Reg't Illinois Cavalry
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for       Mar + Apr       186 5
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Present or absent       Present      
Stoppage $           /100       for           
Due Gov't, $           /100       for           
Valuation of horse; $           /100
Valuation of horse equipments; $            /100
Remarks :            
 
 
 
 
Book mark:           
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      Dalton      
Copyist

N | 5 Cav | Ill.
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           John C. Neill           
  Pvt  , Co. K, 5 Reg't Illinois Cavalry
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for       May + June       186 5
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Present or absent       Present      
Stoppage $           /100       for           
Due Gov't, $           /100       for           
Valuation of horse; $           /100
Valuation of horse equipments; $            /100
Remarks :       Stop for one Revl      
      S D + C W 15¢      
Book mark:           
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      Dalton      
Copyist
N | 5 Cav | Ill.
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           John C. Neill           
  Pvt  , Co. K, 5 Reg't Illinois Cavalry
Appears on
Company Muster Roll
for       July + Aug       186 5
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Present or absent       Present      
Stoppage $           /100       for           
Due Gov't, $           /100       for           
Valuation of horse; $           /100
Valuation of horse equipments; $            /100
Remarks :       Stop for 1 Rev      
      S D + C W $15/100      
Book mark:           
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      Dalton      
Copyist

N | 5 Cav | Ill.
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           John C. Neill           
  Pvt  , Co. K, 5 Reg't Illinois Cavalry
Age       18       years.
Appears on
Co. Muster-out Roll
      Springfield Ill.    Oct 27       186 5
Muster-out to date       Oct 27       186 5
Last paid to       Feb 28       186 5
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Clothing account :
Last settled Dec. 31 186 4 ; drawn since $ 4944/100
Due soldier $           /100 ; due U.S. $          232/100
Am't for cloth'g in kind or money adv'd $           /100
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Due U.S. for arms, equipments, &c $           /100
Bounty paid $      180       /100 ; due $      120      /100
Valuation of horse $            /100
Valuation of horse equipments; $            /100
Remarks :       Stop for ordnance      
      lost or destroyed      
      $ 1.52      
Book mark:           
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      Dalton      
Copyist

N | 5 Cav | Ill.
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           John C. Neill           
         , Co. K, 5 Reg't Illinois Cavalry
Appears on
Company Descriptive Book
of the organization named above.
Description
Age     18     years ; height         feet         inches
Complexion            
Eyes             ; hair            
Whee born            
Occupation       Farmer      
Enlistment
When       Jan 6       186 4
Where       Clear Creek Miss.      
By whom       Lt. Nisbet       ; term       3       y'rs.
Remarks :
Book mark:           
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      T. Walker      
Copyist
N | 5 Cav | Ill.
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           John C. Neill           
  Pvt  , Co. K, 5 Reg't Illinois Cavalry
Appears on Returns    as follows :
      Jan. 64 Gain Jan. 15 64      
      Clear Creek Recruited      
      in Regt.      
           
      Mch 65. Ex. on daily duty      
      with mule train      
      Mch. 1. 65      
           
      Apl. 65. Ex. on daily duty      
      with Pack train      
      Mch. 3. 65      
 
 
 
Book mark:           
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      Dhindley      
Copyist

1890
      West       Div.
      N. S.      , Ex'r.
No.       779420      
      John C. Neill      
      Pr. K. 5th Ill. Cav.      
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions,
                        Dec 16       18 90
Sir :
      It is alleged that       John C. Neill       enlisted       Jany 4th      18 64
and served as a       private       in Co.       K       ,       5       Reg't       Ill. Cav      
and was discharged at       Springfield, Ill., Oct 27       18 65
      It is also alleged that while on duty at       Vicksburg, Miss.      
on or about       winter       18 64-65 he was disabled by       rheumistism or -
something in disease of heart and kidneys      

and was treated in hospitals of which the names, locations, and dates of treatment are as follows :
      none alleged      
      In case of the above named soldier the War Department is requested to furnish an official statement of the enrollment, discharge, and record of service so far as the same may be applicable to the foregoing allegation, together with full medical history. Please give the rank held at the time he is claimed to have incurred the disability alleged, and if records show that he was not in line of duty during that period, let the fact be stated.
  Very respectfully,
      John B. Risaorn      
Commissioner
The Officer in Charge of the
      Record and Pension Division,
                                 War Department

No.       779420      
War Department
Record and Pension Division
      Respectfully returned to the Commissioner
of Pensions.
      John C. Neill      
Co.       K       , Reg't       5 Ill Cavy      
was enrolled       Jany 6       , 186 4
and       Mus Out Oct 27       , 186 5
      with Co.      
 
From      Aug 31      , 186 4 to      Apr 30      , 186 5
he held the rank of       Pvt.      
 
and during that period the rolls show him
present except as follows       Other     
      records furnish nothing     
      add'l bearing, upon this     
      case     
      The medical records show him treated as
follows       a John Neal +c Mar 14 + 15 64 Diarrehoca, as John Neill +c July 22 to 25, 1864, Int fever; as John Neil Oct. 13 + 14 64 Remittant ; As John C. Neil +c. Oct 16 to 22 64 Dysentery ; As John Neil +c. July 10to Aug 11 65, l arm shot wound returned to duty.
Nothing additional found     

By authority of the Secretary of War :
      F. C. Ainsworth                                      
Captain and Ass't Surgeon, U. S. Army
Date       Dec 17 1890     
(Commissioner of Pensions.)

 
 
 
 
1915
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. Saezgabere      
Commissioner
JOHN C NEILL
                CLAY CENTER, KANS
590325                 ACT FEB
(Stamped)
U. S. Pension Office
Apr 8, 1915
No. 1. Date and Place of birth?  Answer.   Perry County, Illinois   January 1, 1846
The name of organization which you served?  Answer.   Company K, 5th Ills. Cavalry  
No. 2. What was your post office at enlistment?  Answer.   Vicksburg, Miss.  
No. 3. State your wife's full name and her maiden name.  Answer.          
No. 4. When and by whom were you married?  Answer.   Not married | never was  

 
[Rest of document is blank ]

Act of May 11, 1912
DECLARATION FOR PENSION
The Pension Certificate Should Not Be Forwarded With The Application
State of       Kansas       , county of       Clay      , ss :
      On this       17th       day of       April      , A. D. 19 15, personally appeared before me, a       Notary Public      , within and for the county and state aforesaid,       John C. Neill       who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is       69       years of age and a resident of       Clay Center      , county of       Clay      , State of       Kansas       ; and that he is the identical person who was enrolled at
      Vicksburg, Miss.       , under the name of       John C. Neill       , on the     4th     day of     Jan     , 18 64 , as a       Private       in       Co. K. 5th Regiment, Illinois Vol. Cavalry       in the service of the United States, in the       Civil       war, and was Honorably Discharged at       Springfield, Ill.       , on the       27th       day of       Oct.       , 18 65
That he also served       - - - - -      
      That he was not employed in the military or naval service of the United States otherwise than stated above. That his personal description at enlistment was as follows : Height,       5       feet       7       inches; complexion       Light       ; color of eyes,       blue       ; color of hair       dark       ; that his occupation was       farmer       ; that he was born       Jan 1       , 18 46 , at       Perry County, Ill      
      Applicant served to end of war.      
      That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows :     Clay Center, Kans., Denison, Kansas, and moved back to Clay Center, Kans, his present home.    
      That he is a pensioner under certificate No.       590,325      . That he has       not       applied for pension under original No.            
      That he makes this declaration for the purposes of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the act of May 11, 1912.
      That his post-office address is       Clay Center       , county of       Clay      , State of       Kansas      
Attest : (1)       W. S. Hare      
(2)       Glenn I. Boulian    
|       John C. Neill      
Subscribed and sworn to before me this       17th       day of       April      , A. D. 191 5   and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration were fully made known and explained to the applicant before swearing, including the words            erased,
and the words            added ; and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.
(Stamped)
U. S. Pension Office
Apr 20, 1915
      W. F. Richl, Notary Public     
      Clay Center, Kans.      
Com. expires Dec. 16, 1917


1924
14Aug1924 Envelope
590 325
      Pension Bureau
      Dept of the Interior
      Disbursing Clerk
            Washington D. C.
      I mailed a letter to Your Office yesterday and think I made a mistake in the date of the death of the late John C. Neill. It was July 24, 1924
Resp.
            Geo. W. Neill
               Adm.

John C Neill
           Clay Center Kans
      590325            Act May
Drop Report -- Pensioner
      Invalid       Cert. No.            
      Pensioner            
      Soldier            
      Service            
      Class             Section 1      
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Law Division
                                    , 192  
      In the above-described case a declaration filed
in this Division indicates that said pensioner died
                                    , 19  
PerChief, Law Division
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Finance Division
                              Aug 8 - 1924       , 192  
    The name of the above-described pensioner who
was last paid at the rate of $       50       per month
to       Jul 4 - 1924       , 19   , has this day
been dropped from the roll because of       Death      
      July 24, 1924      
  O. J. Randall      
Chief, Finance Division



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