Friday, May 13, 2011
Look what arrived today!
I know you can't see it well but yes, that says National Archives, Washington, D.C.
MY PENSION FILE HAS ARRIVED IN 28 DAYS!
(You can read here how I requested the pension file)
I've taken some time to browse through the pages and I don't think I'm going to find too many clues. It doesn't mention Emery's death date but it does give me clues as to when he was alive because he re-applied for his pension several times. And it does tell me that he applied for pension due to diarrhea which continued throughout his lifetime.
Now I need to study Civil War battles so I can truly understand what he went through during the war.
Stay tuned as I learn more.