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Moses Loucks, Ephratah
Civil War Pensioner 
Pension # 112782


Declaration for Original Invalid Pension

State of New York
County of Fulton, ss:

On the date hereinafter mentioned, personally appeared before me, Clerk of the County Court, a court of record within and for the County and State aforesaid, Moses Loucks, resident of the town of Ephratah, County of Fulton, State of New York, who being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Moses Loucks who was Enrolled on the 13 day of August, 1862 and served in Company E of the 115 Regiment of N. Y. Vols. commanded by Simeon Sammons and was discharged at Albany Raleigh N. C. on the 17 day of June, 1865; that his personal description is as follows:  Age 48 years, Height 5 feet 10 inches; complexion fair; color of eyes dark gray; hair brown.  That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and in the line of his duty, at Fort Gilmore in the State of Virginia, on or about 29 day of Sept 1864 he lost the hearing of his right ear. while in the charge on Fort Gilmore.

He get a pension of $6 per mo by Cert. No. 112782, for gun shot wound on right side and back.  He asks an increase on this disability.  It is much worse and disables him greatly.

That he was treated in the hospital as follows:  Jarviss Hospital Annappolis and he was in the Hospital at Albany about ten days, got his discharge in hospital at Albany.  

That he has not been employed in the military or naval service otherwise as stated above.

That since leaving the service this applicant has resided in Ephratah, Fulton County NY.

That prior to his entry into the service above named he was a man of good physical health, being, when enrolled, a farmer.  That he is now almost wholly disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of the disability, above described, received in the service of the United States; an 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, Milo B. Stevens & Co. of Washington, D. C., his true and lawful Attorneys to represent his claim.

That his post-office address is Ephratah, County of Fulton, State of New York.

Signature:  Moses Loucks (his mark)
Attest:  Barney Panalstine, Philip Kenicutt

Date:  unreadable


General Affidavit

State of New York
County of Fulton, ss:

In the matter of the claim for new pension 112782 in the case of Moses Louckes, Late Private of Co. E, 115 Reg't New York Vols., Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for the County and State aforesaid, whose post office address is Ephrata, County of Fulton, and State of New York, of lawful age, who, being duly sworn, declare, in relation to the aforesaid claim, as follows:

Was not treated for deafness while with the Regiment was taken Prisoner the same day.  Received the injury to my head and did not return to my regiment when I was paroled I was sent to the Hospital at Anapolas Meriland I was in said hospital till November 1864 when I received a furlough to go home and vote was not able to return to the above named hospital till the eighth day of March 1865 had my furlough extended by the Doctors that treated me for deafness of the right ear and injury to my head.  The Doctors that treated me his name was Perles H. Burnap is now dead.   

Moses Loucks (his mark)
Witness:  Philip Kennicutt, Edwin A. Christman
No date


Adjutant General's Office

Washington, D. C., July 13th, 1871

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt from your Office of application for pension No. 15642, and to return it herewith, with such information as is furnished by the files of this Office.

It appears from the Rolls on file in this Office, that Moses Loucks was enrolled on the 13th day of August, 1862, at Ephrata in Co. E 115th Regiment of New York Volunteers; to serve three years or during the war, and mustered into service as a Private on the 26th day of August 1862, at Fonda, N. Y. in Co. E, 115th Regiment of the New York Volunteers, to serve three years, or during the war. On the Muter Roll of Co. E, of that Regiment, for the months of Nov. & Dec 1862, he is reported present, and so reported until Muster Roll for Sept and Oct reports him, Pvt. absent wounded & captured by enemy Sept. 29, 1864 Paroled & sent to G. H. Annapolis, and so reported to Jany & Feby 65 when reported Pvt. absent Paroled Prisoner in Hospital at Annapolis Md and Apr 65 Pvt. absent, wounded and in hospital at Annapolis Md - muster out roll dated June 17, 1865 reports him absent wounded.  Sent to U. S. Gen. Hospital Annapolis, Md May 1865.  Records on file show him "admitted to Div. No. 1, G. H. Annapolis Md from Steamer "George Seary" Oct 9, 1864 furloughed from Nov. 3 to 12th,1864. reported a deserter Nov. 30, 1864.  Returned March 9, 1865, transferred May 11, 1865 Entered Jarvis G. H. Baltimore, Md May 12, 1865 transferred June 29, 1865, Entered McDougall G. H. Fort Schuyler N. Y. July 1, 1865 transferred July 11, 1865 Entered Ira Harris G. h. Albany NY July 18, 1865 and was furnished a discharge made out for him at Muster Out of Co. June 17, 1865 and paid it to include July 3rd, 1865 on said discharge."


Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions

Certificate No. 112782
Name:  Moses Loucks

Washington, D. C., January 15, 1898

In forwarding to the pension agent the executed voucher for your next quarterly payment please favor me by returning this circular with replies to the questions enumerated below.  

No. 1.  Are you married?  If so, please state  your wife's full name and her maiden name:  Nancy Loucks formerly Jennings

No. 2.  When, where and by whom were you married:  Reverend Towner, Rockwood, Fulton Co., NY.

No. 3.  What record of marriage exists? Certificate

No. 4.  Were you previously married?  If so, state former wives: was not formerly married.

No. 5.  Have you any children living?  If so, state names and dates of their births:
Andrew Loucks, July 25, 1860
Aaron Loucks, Feb 8, 1868
Reuben Loucks, Aug 28, 1872

Dated:  July 4, 1898, Signature:  Moses Loucks, (his mark)


Widow's Declaration for Original Pension or Increase of Pension.


State of New York, County of Montgomery, ss;

On this 1st day of December, A. D. 1902, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public in and for the County and State aforesaid, Nancy Loucks, aged 68 years, who, being by me and duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by Acts of Congress granting pension to widows:  That she is the widow of Moses Loucks who enlisted under the name of Moses Loucks at Ephratah, N. Y. on the 13th day of August 1862, in Company "E" 115th Regiment of New York Vol Inf in the war of the Rebellion and who received a gun shot wound in right side in the line of his duty at Fort Gilmore, near Richmond, Va., and nearly total deafness of right ear from which he died on the 12th day of November, 1902, who bore at the time of his death, the rank of Private in Co. "e", 115th Regt.; that she was married under the name of Nancy Jennings to said Moses Loucks on the 20th day of August 1855 by Rev. J. D. Towner at Rockwood, Fulton Co., N.Y., there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that neither she nor her husband had been previously married.

That she hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, M. Walwrath of St. Johnsville, New York, her attorney, to prosecute this above claim; that her residence is Ephratah, Fulton County, New York.

Signature:  Nancy Loucks, (her mark)
Witnesses:  Aaron Locks, Elizabeth Loucks

Dated:  Dec 3, 1902



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