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Alfred M. Sadler
[Submitted by Jan Orndorff]

Alfred M. Sadler (Oct. 2 1845 - Aug. 1922)
son of
of Alfred & Nancy Sadler of Hyde Co., NC

Invalid Certificate No. 1030492,  Name – Alfred M. Sadler, Rank – Private, Service – Co. F 1st N.C. Vol. Inf;  Agency Original Roll:  Knoxville

 Soldiers Application

Alford M. Sadler,   Service – Company F. 1st N.C. Inf Vol, Address is Hobucken, Pamplico Co., N.C.
Filed by M. Moore, Atty. Washington Beaufort Co, North Carolina

Declaration for Invalid Pension
January 19, 1892

State of    North Carolina   , County of    Beaufort    , ss:
ON THIS  19  day of   Jany , A.D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety   two   personally appeared before me, a U.S. Commissioner for the Eastren District of N.C.  within and for the County and State aforesaid;   Alford M. Sadler  aged   44  years, a resident of the       of    Hoebucken County of  Pamplico, State of   North Carolina, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Alford M. Sadler who was ENROLLED on the 1st Monday after old chrismas day, 1864  at Wash. N.C.  in Company F  1st N.C. Regiment U.S. Vols. in the war of the rebellion, and served at least ninety days, and was HONORABLY DISCHARGED at New Bern  N.C., on the 27 day of June    1865.  That he is now unable to earn a support by manual labor by reason of Rheumatism in Both Legs and Both feet and also a very bad sore on the left ankle he contracted while in the Service of the U.S. at morehead city, N.C. on about the summer of 1864 while on duty.  That said disabilities are not due to his vicious habits, and are to the best of his knowledge and belief permanent.  That he has  not  applied for pension under application No.           .  That he is  not a pensioner under Cerfiticate No. and he further states that he have been suffering with the said above disease ever since discharge from the U.S. Army – 1865.  That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension-roll of the United States under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890.  He hereby appoints  M. Smoosy of Washington, N. C.  his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim, and he directs that the sum of ten dollars be paid to said attorney.  That his POST OFFICE ADDRESS is Hoebucken   County of  Pamplico  State of   North Carolina.
Alford [his x mark] M. Sadler
(Signature of Claimant)

    E. Edwin Harding
    John L. Pilly
    (Two Witnesses who can write, sign here)

    Also personally appeared E. Edwin Harding & B. F. Braddy, residing at Washington and J. L. Pilley, residing at Washington,   persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw                             , the claimant, sign his name (or make his mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reasons to believe from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him for 2 – 30 years and 10 years, respectively, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.
    E. Edwin Harding
    B            Braddy
    John L. Pilly

    Sworn to and subscribed before me this 19 day of Jany , A.D. 1892 and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, &c., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses 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.

    E. B. Simmons    Commissioner’s Seal
        U.S. Commissioner for Eastern Dist of N.C.

Additional Evidence in Claim of Alford M. Sadler
General Affidavits of William Gaskill & Joseph Sadler

Jan 21, 1892 - by William Gaskill, aged 49, resident of Pamplico Co., NC, declared & signed in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
He have been personally acquainted with the said claimant for 3 years and further state that the said soldier Alford M. Sadler have been in the said affiant imploy for 3 years and are still in his imploy.  That he is with him ever day on a boat.  Therefore he fell that he can state his condition fully.  The said claimant is suffering with the Rheumatism from his feets up to his knee and also a very bad sore on his left ankle which prevent him from any hard labor he also state that the said sore is running all the time.

Mar 21, 1892 - by Joseph Sadler, age 18 yrs and John G. Sadler, age 62 yrs, residents of Hobucken, Pamplico Co., NC,  appeared before Wiley J. Mayo, J.P., declared and signed that they are acquainted with his rheumatism of both feet and large, running sore on left leg.

Statement of Claimant
May 3, 1892

Alfred Sadler appeared before W. J. Mayo, J.P. age 45 yrs, states he was late Private Company F 1st N.C. Regiment U.S. Vols. enlisted on Dec. 28, 1863, Captain David G. Lake’s & did not serve in any other company nor regiment, discharged June 27, 1865 at New Berne, N.C. and have not served nor enlisted in any other military or naval since June 27, 1865.

Surgeon’s Certificate
May 25, 1892

S.T. Nicholson, M.D. – Examination finds him 5'11" in height and 45 years old; suffering with muscular rheumatism and above ankle on the anterior surface of lower third of the tibia a chronic ulcer, size of palm of hand, with considerable discoloration & ______.  Is not able to perform full manual labor.  Physical condition is poor.

General Affidavits of George Whealton & Joseph Morris
August 11, 1892

 George Whealton, age 43 of Mesic, Pamlico Co., NC, & Joseph Morris, age 46 of Mesic, Pamlico Co. appeared before Wiley J. Mayo, J.P. declaring as follows:
That we know that the above named man Alfred Saddler, is the same man who was a private in Co. F. First North Carolina Infantry.  We know this through being members of the same regiment that George Whealton was a member of the same Co. viz – F. 1st N.C. Infantry and that Joseph Morris was a member of Co. B. 1st N.C. Infantry, that they have lived within a few miles of the above named Alfred Saddler since the close of the war, and that his name is Alfred Saddler.

General Affidavit of Lewis Swindall
March 31, 1894

Lewis Swindall, age 30 yrs of Washington, NC,  (written by W. R. Pender from oral statement of Lewis Swindall), declares as follows:
 I am well & personally acquainted with the claimant Alford M. Sadler, about 15 or 18 years.  I lived in the same neighborhood where he did for a about 8 or 10 years and I have ofton times heard him complain of the Rheumatism & weakness and also would ofton complin of soar of which he said he contracted while in the U.S. Army.  At time he would be down not able to work at all by reason of Rheumatism.  I saw the claimant a few day ago and he was very thin & look very weak complaining of rheumatism & he seem to be total unable to do any manual labor.  I have never known him to any manual labor some time he would be at work, there again he would be down for several weeks at a time, so he could not do any thing and now he is very, very, poor endeed can not support himself and he is now a subject of charity and has to do small job work such as cooking & working on small boats which is here very small wages poor mans work.  I am no relation to him & I am not concern in his pension claims.

Affidavit of Alfred M. Sadler
September 17, 1894

Appointment of Attorneys
April 23, 1897

Department of Interior Questionnaire
Washington, D.C. - June 20, 1899

General Affidavits of N.W. Ireland, Jr. & F.W. Alcock
May 11, 1901


Department of the Interior Questionnaire
Washington, D.C. - May 11, 1901

Department of the Interior Questionnaire
Washington, D.C. - April 7, 1915
[see Alfred Sadler/Harriet Overton marriage record]

Letter from Alfred M. Sadler to Pension Office, Washington, DC
November 22, 1915 - Hobucken, NC

    Gentlemen,  Some time ago I filed a claim for an increase of pension as I had became intitled according to the last acts of the pension laws I am now 72 years old have complied with all the requirements so fair as I have bin informed if there is any more for me to doo please in form me I am gitting old and disabled if there is anything for me I need it if there ain’t anything for me please inform me of the matter.  You will greatly oblidge.
    Yours most truly,
        Alfred M. Sadler

Letter from Alfred M. Sadler to Pension Department, Washington, DC
December 13, 1915

Hobucken, NC
Dec. 13. 1915
Pension Department Washington, DC
Gentlemen in reply to your letter of Dec. 3 I will say as to the different dates given as to birth it must of bin made by the writer I have to imploy someone to doo my writeing for me and it must of bin a mistake of them.  I have no record of my age it having bin lost but 43 was right in my best judgement.  My fathers name was Alfred Sadler mother name Nancy Sadler, boath died when I was very young.  All the old people who lived there at that time is dead and gon I can’t find any one who knows any thing of the matter I was born at Swanquarter Hyde County and lived there untell I joined the Army in 63.
    Yours Very truly,
        Alfred M. Sadler
Sworn to and subscribed to before me this 13th day of Dec 1915.  J. R. Sadler, J.P.
    Alfred [his x mark] M. Sadler

Reissue Act of May 11, 1912 – Submitted for Admission Dec. 18, 1915

Alfred M. Sadler, Hobucken, Pamplico Co, NC, Rate of $16.50 per month commencing Nov 11, 1913; $21.50 from Oct 12, 1915; $27 from Oct 12, 1920.  No attorney. resubmitted Feb 19, 1916; Reissue from Act of February 6, 1907 pensioned at $12 per month under Act of Feby 6, 1907.  Stamped “Approved for Increase $38 from June 10, 1918”.  Claimant does not write.

Letter to Chief of Civil War Division from Board of Review, Washington, D.C.
December 27, 1915

 “In view of claimant’s discrepant statements as to age, and the unreliability of the age 18, at enlistment, and the fact that he grew several inches after enlistment, it is suggested that a call be made on the Census Bureau for age shown in 1850 & 1860.  /signed/ W. A. Paul, Reviewer

Letter from Chief of Civil War Division
January 16, 1916

“According to the record charts, birth would be in 1845, but his growth after enlistment would invicate that he was younger than 18 and this is corroborated by many of his old statements.”  /signed/ A. A. Aspinwall, Chief Bd. Rev.

Letter from Bureau of Census to Civil War Division answering request of census information for 1850-1860
February 24,, 1916

 “Caintuck District, Hyde County, N.C., enumerated on the 21st day of August, 1850, shows Alfred M. Sadler age 4 in household with Alfred & Nancy Sadler.  No record of this Sadler family found in 1860.”

Drop Report – Pensioner

Disbursing Division Sep 18, 1922, Check No. 4688825 $50.00 dated Sep 4, 1922, Section 4, returned by postmaster with information that the above-described pensioner died _____ 1922 has been canceled.   E.E. Miller, Disbursing Clerk Per EK.

Finance Division Sep 19, 1922.  The name of the above described pensioner who was last paid at the rate of $50 per month to Aug 4, 1922 has this day been dropped from the roll because of death about Aug 15, 1922.  J. Randall, Chief, Finance Division, Sep 8, 1922.  [see Alfred Sadler death certificate]

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