Report of the Chief of Record and Pension Office Case of Abram Lancaster 33rd USCT August 16, 1901
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions,
Washington, D. C. Aug 15, 1901
Respectfully referred to the Chief of the Record and Pension Office, War Department, requesting a full military and medical history of the soldier with personal description and name of former owner.
No other report on file. ICP No. 1008582 Name, Abram Lancaster Co. F 33 Reg't USC Infy
H. Clay Evans? Commissioner
Record and Pension Office, War Department, Washington. Aug 16 1901 Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions, with the information that in the case of Abraham Lancaster, also borne as Abram Lancaster Corpl, Sgt and Pvt., Co. F, 1 S. C. Inf. designation changed to Co F, 33 USC Inf Mar or Apl '64 and in addition to report dated Feby. 7 1890, the rolls show him as follows: Feby 28/63 Present Apl 30 /63 Absent with leave June 30 /63 Present Same to Feby 29 64, Dec 31/64 Present. Same to April 30 /65. Jne 30 /65 Absent sick since June 10 / 65, Aug 31, 1865 same Oct 31/65 Present same to m/o. Age 26 years Height 5 ft 8 1/4 in, Lt. brown complexion, dk brown eyes Black hair. An engineer. Born in St. Augustine, Fla. Free on or before April 19 1861.
Medical Records that have been indexed (or discovered) since the report of Feb 7, 1870 was made show the following additional information: treated as Abram Lancaster, Corp, co F, S.C. Vol. Aug 16 to 26. 63, Fever, ret'd to duty Abram Lancaster, Corp, and Nov 2 & 3 63 colicus; as Abram Lancaster Corp. co F, 33 U. S. C. Inf, Sept 29. 64. (diagnosis not stated): (Oct 9, 64 .Pvy22 65 and Apr 24 65 (diagnosis not stated) Apr 27 65 Typhs mal Feb as Abraham Lancaster, Prv Co C & Aug 7 65 to __, Intermittent fev as Sergt, co F and from _ Oct 16 65, (diagnosis not stated), ret'd to duty. Nothing additional found. by Authority of the Secretary of War:" F. C. Auiworth Chief, Record and Pension Office
Notes: 1 Date of April 19, 1861 - Date of Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation of Blockade against Southern Ports - President Johnson's Proclamation ending the war uses the dates: "15th and 19th of April, 1861, the President of the United States, in virtue of the power vested in him by the Constitution and the laws, declared that the laws of the United States were opposed and the execution thereof obstructed in the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings or by the powers vested in the marshals by law; and...." The date of April 15 was Lincoln's Proclamation requesting troops the April 19th proclamation is the blockade of the southern ports. This is extremely important in a world that thinks that the War of the Rebellion started with Fort Sumpter and ended with Lee's surrender. This may be popular but would change many court cases that use the legal definition of the beginning and ending of the war. (Proclamation to Raise Militia was April 15, 1861