Proof of Disability for Abram Lancaster
by Scipio Miller
December 28, 1889
National Archives - Pension
This document is a proof of disability for Abram Lancaster given by Scipio Miller on December 28, 1889. The document gives Abram Lancaster as a member of the 33 USCT Company F
who was discharged at Charleston S. C. on January 30, 1866 at close of the war. Abram Lancaster was injured on July 4, 1864 building a bridge near James Island while lifting a log. Scipio
Miller (member of 33rd USCT Company G) was also holding the log and helped carry Abram Lancaster to the Regimental Hospital. The surgeon who examined the injury was
J. M. Hawks.
Scipio Miller and Abram Lancaster were enlisted at the same time by
General Saxton at Camp Saxton. When the regiment moved to Savannah Ga., Abram Lancaster was left behind at the
Hospital at James Island. When Lancaster came to Savannah they met in the Regimental Hospital where Scipio Miller was a patient with rhumatism. Scipio Miller knew Abram Lancaster for
30 years. J. W. Allen was the clerk of Court who certified the Proof of Disability. J. W. Allen and D. L. Dunham were the witnesses to Scipio Miller's mark. (Note the banks on the spaces for
dates of the signatures.)

Proof of Disability
State of Florida, County of
St. Johns, SS.

On this 28th day of Dec, 1889, personally appeared before me, a Clerk of the Circuit in and for the County and State aforesaid, duly authorized to administer oaths aged 50 years and a
resident of St. Augustine, County of St. Johns, and State of Florida, who, being duly sworn according to law, states that he is acquainted with Abram Lancaster, applicant for Invalid Pension,
and knows the said Abram Lancaster to be the identical person of that name who served as a Corporal in company "F" 33", Regiment of  U.S.C.T. and who was discharged at Charleston S.
C., on or about the 31" day of January, 1866, by reason of close of war.

That the said Abram Lancaster while in the line of his duty, at James Island, in the State of South Carolina, did, on the 4 day of July, 1864, become disabled in the following manner, viz: I was
a Private in Co. G. 33 Regiment The above named applicant became disabled while lifting a log for the Building of a Bridge to Cross a bog Near Breast works in James Island S. C. in the 4th
day of July 1864.

Affiant further declares that the facts above stated are personally known to him by reason of being present when the applicant was Injured having hold of the same log and help to carry
applicant to the Regimental Hospital surgeon
J. M. Hawks stated applicant for Injury to Breast. Myself and applicant enlisted in the same day under Genl. Saxton at Camp Saxton. the
Regiment Moved to Savannah Ga and applicant was left in the Hospital at James Island S. C. He came afterwards as I met him in the Hospital being disabled my self with Rhumatism.

Affiant further states that he is well acquainted with the claimant, having known him for 50 years, and further that his knowledge of the facts above set fort is derived from having served as a
member in of the 33 Regiment.

1. J W Allen
D. L. Dunham

Scipio (his mark) Miller

Sworn to and subscribed before me, and I certify that I read the foregoing affidavit to said affiant, and acquainted him with its contents before he executed the same; that I am in nowise
interested in said case, nor concerned in its prosecution; that said affiant is personally known to me and is a credible person.

J. W. Allen
Clerk of the Circuit Court
St. Johns County, Fla
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