Amanuensis Monday ~ James Calvin Myrick , pt 1


Petition of James L Myrick
Lauderdale County Alabama
For
Horses, Pork, Fodder, Sheep, Bacon, Corn
taken in said county by the US Army

amount 2582.50

Submitted by Lewis & Fullerton
Solicitors, Washington DC

James Calvin Myrick
vs
The United States

To the Honorable Commissioners of Claims

The petition of James Calvin Myrick, a citizen of the State of Alabama residing near Florence in the county of Lauderdale and State of Alabama respectfully represents that, at the time the claim herewith presented accrued, he was a citizen of the State of Alabama residing ten miles north of Florence in Lauderdale County, that he was the original owner of said claim, that no other person or persons have any interest in right or title to said claim or any part thereof, that he was a citizen of the United States and remained a loyal adherent to the cause and the Government of the United States during the war of the rebellion, that he was so loyal before and the time of the taking of the property for which this claim is now made, and that said claim has never been presented to any other Officer, Agent, or Department of the Government, nor to Congress, or to any committee thereof...
Of his own knowledge your petitioner avers and states the facts to be
1st. That on or about the ___(tb)  day of November 1863, a large force of United States troops, under the command of General Dodge, while passing through Lauderdale County Alabama, took at the residence of petitioner in said County, removed to their camp, near petitioner's residence, then consumed or con__(tb)  to their use the following property belonging to petitioner to wit: one gray mare, suited with saddle, worth one hundred & fifty dollars- one thousand pounds of fresh pork, at 15 cents, worth one hundred and fifty dollars- one thousand pounds of fodder, of good quality worth seventy dollars,- eighteen (18) heads of sheep at 3 dollars per head, worth 54 dollars.  Petitioner does not know the name or names of the officers or soldiers who took said property or to what place or station said property was consumed by said U.S. soldiers as their said camp near petitioner's property was removed, or what company, regiments or other organization of said United States troops used the ___.(tb)   No voucher receipt, or other writing was given transfer by the persons taking said property.  a few days after the taking of the above described property, the 18th Missouri United States regiment took from petitioner at his residence in said County for their use the following property belonging to petitioner to with: one light colored bay mare, suited for saddle, worth one hundred and fifty dollars.  Petitioner does not know the name of the officer who commanded the 18th Missouri regiment.  Nor to what place or station his property was removed- no voucher, receipt or other writing was given therefore by the persons taking the same.  Upon information and belief petitioner states that General Dody was in Command of the United States troops in the district in which said property was taken at the time of the taking thereof. 
2nd of his own knowledge this petitioner further avers and states that on or about the 1st day of September 1864, a company of United States cavalry under command of an officer whose name is unknown to petitioner, and under whose authority they seemed to be acting, came to petitioner's residence in said County, took, removed to the camp of the 7th Illinois U.S. regiment under Col Rowell, at Bailey Springs in said County, and them co__ to the use of said U.S. regiment the following property belonging to petitioner to wit: two hundred pounds of bacon, good quality, worth fifty dollars, no voucher, receipt or other writing was given, therefore by the persons taking said property- upon information and belief petitioner states that General Dodge was in command of the United States forces in the district in which said property was taken at the time of the taking thereof.

3rd Of his own knowledge petitioner further avers and states that some time in the month of ____ 1864 a large force of United States troops under the command of General Rouseau while carrying on military operations in Lauderdale County Alabama, took at the residence of petitioner in said County and then and there con__ (tb) to their use the following property belonging to petitioner to wit:  one thousand pounds of fresh pork at 15 cents, worth one hundred and fifty dollars, - one thousand, five hundred pounds of fodder, of good quality, worth thirty dollars- petitioner does not know the name or names of the officers or soldiers who took said property in the use of what regiment, company or other subdivision of said United States troops under said Rouseau, the same was taken as to what place or station said property was removed- no voucher, receipt, or other writing was given therefore by the persons taking the same- A few days after the taking of the above described property a regiment of United States Calvary under the command of Col Brownlow, took at the residence of petitioner, by order of said Brownlow, and then and there concerted to the use of said U.S. Cavalry the following property- belonging to petitioner to wit: one bay horse draught mules worth one hundred fifty dollars. Petitioner does not know to what place or station said property was removed,. no voucher, receipt, or other writing was given __ by the persons taking the same.  Upon information and belief petitioner states that General Dodge was in command of the United States forces in the district in which said property was taken at the time of the taking thereof.

.......................to be continued

....James C Myrick was my fourth great grandfather.  His son Elias (third great grandfather) had already moved  his family to Hempstead County Arkansas by the time of the civil war. 

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