Submitted by: John and Cindy McCachern
SUMMARY OF GARRET BURKETT'S CIVIL WAR RECORD
Pension Record of Garret Burkett
1. 4-Sept-1879 Declaration For Invalid Pension. A. Garret Burket age 37 living within 1 1/2 miles of Post Office in Clark Center, Clark County, IL. B. Entered service under name Garret Burket on Feb 25, 1864, Pvt, Co. E, 62nd Reg, IL Volunteers commanded by Captain Luther L. Humphrey. C. Garret discharged at Little Rock , Ark, on March 6, 1866. D. Garret's personal description: age 37; 5 ft, 6 inches tall; dark complexion; dark hair; gray eyes. E. Sept 1864 he contracted at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, typhoid pneumonia caused by exposure resulting in diseased lungs. F. Treatment: In Regional Hospital at Pine Bluff, Ark, Sept 1864 for 3 months. G. Occupation: farmer in Clark County, IL.
2. Affidavit In Garret Burketts Pension Claim By H. C. Fahlbush, Age 54, Marshall P.O., Clark Co, IL
That he was well acquainted with said Burkett between 2 and 3 years prior to and at date of his enlistment in March 1864 living within 3/4 of a mile of said claimant all the time above named. And knew that he was strong and able bodied young man and has especially free from disease of the lungs and he had no disease of the lungs or typhoid pneumonia prior to the date of enlistment. And have lived one mile from said claimant all the three said years and personally know he has been affected all the time. Some times better and then again worse with disease of the lungs and make the above situation____as after as once a week during above named final hours.
3. 16-Mar-1880 GARRETT BURKETT APPLIES FOR INVALID PENSION
He says that for three years immediately proceeding his enlistment he has resided in Clark county, Illinois, and his occupation was that of farming and since his discharge he has resided in the same place and his occupation has been the same. At Pine Bluff State of Arkansas on or about August or September as now he recollects whilst in camp he was taken sick with typhoid Pneumonia in the year 1864. And was treated by surgeons Cameron and Hutch, both of them are dead. And since his discharge being treated by Dr. J. McMucer, Dr. Haslaed who are dead and R.H. Bradly. And he had no attacks of any other disease and states that he has performed some manual labor since his discharge that of farming and has been prevented from filling his usual occupation at least one half of his time each summer and is worse in the fall and winter.
GARRET (X) BURKETT
4. 15-Nov-1880 The pension office ask Garret Burkett who served as a private in Company E, 62nd Illinois Volunteers to furnish data on his illness. A. Disability---typhoid and pneumonia contacted at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, Sept 1864. B. Was in Regimental Hospital C. Discharged from service March 6, 1866.
5. 21-Jan-1881 CLARK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
Personally appeared before me a clerk of the county court of the county aforesaid, Garret Burkett who being upon oath says that he is an applicant for pension claim 11354. That he has made diligent search for his company commander and cannot find out his where about or place of residence. That he also has received the intelligence that Dr. Seth Hatch who was an assistant surgeon of his Regt and treated him for disability while in the service is now dead. He asks that in consequence of his inability to procure the testimony of the above named offices that he be allowed to furnish proof required by his comrades in the service.
GARRET (X) BURKETT
6. Affidavit For Pension He was unable to show medical evidence showing continuous treatment since discharge, because for a greater portion of the time he treated himself with domestic and patent remedies. He cannot furnish testimony of Dr Martin Flenner who treated him in May 1866 and at times since because Dr. Flenner refuses to testify giving as his reason that he doesn't believe in pensions. He therefore respectfully requests that the testimony of neighbors be accepted as showing his condition during periods not covered by medical evidence.
GARRET (X) BURKETT
7. 29-Jan-1881 Information On file In Adjutant Generals Office: A. Garret Burkett was enrolled Feb 25, 1864, at Mattoon, IL, in company E, 62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry. B. He volunteered for three years service. C. Company Rolls Report: 1. March/April 1864---absent, left sick at Little Rock, Ark. 2. May/June 1864---present, returned to duty in company. 3. June 10, 1864---present at roll call through April 3, 1865. 4. Sept 1864---name not on rolls, company stationed at Pine Bluff, Arkansas. 5. March 6, 1866---mustered out with company at Little Rock, Arkansas. 6. July 6, 1864---Garret was sick in quarters and admitted into the Regimental Hospital July 14, 1864, with fever. Sick in quarters Nov 1864. 7. Nov 23, 1864---returned to duty. 8. Dec 21, 1864---sick in quarters with influenza. 9. Dec 24, 1864---returned to duty.
8. 15-Jan-1898 Form From Bureau of Pensions A. Married: Yes, Amelia Fahlbush B. Where married: March 9, 1862 in Clark County, IL, by Linas Gilbert M.G. C. Record: Clark County, IL D. Previous marriage: No E. Living children: James b, 1862; Linas b. 1864; Emma b. 1866; Mary b. 1869; Vina b. 1871; George b. 1879; Elisha b. 1882.
9. 15-Mar-1915 Form Filled Out By Garret And Returned To Bureau Of Pensions A. Born: Armstrong County, Pa, March 22, 1842 B. Enrolled: 62nd IL regiment Infantry Company E C. Post Office at Enlistment: Clark Center, Clark County, IL D. Wife's name: Amelia (Fawbush) Burket E. Marriage: Married by Rev. Linas Gilbert, Auburn Twp, Clark County, IL, March 9, 1862. F. Were you previously
married: No G. Living with wife: Yes H. Name and birth dates of all children living and dead: 1. James Walter Burket b. Nov 25, 1862 2. Linas William Burket b. Oct 3, 1864 3. Rosa Emma Burket b. Dec 28, 1866 4. Mary Burket b. April 11, 1867 5. Lavina Burket b. April 11, 1871 6. George Franklin Burket b. Jan 27, 1879 7. Lyma Edward Burket (dead) b. Feb 1, 1876 8. Elisha Elmer Burket b. Jan 31, 1882
10. 3-Jul-1917 COMMISSONER PENSION REPORT
A. Garrett Burkett, Co. E, 62nd regt, IL Infantry, age 22, 5ft, 6 inches tall, dark complexion, gray eyes, dark hair, born Armstrong County, Pa. Farmer. B. No record found of any absence without authority, no arrest or confinement, or court-martial or any other service. C. Treated July 6 and 15 to 19, 1864, fever; July 21-Aug 1, 1864, fever; Aug 13 to 16, 1864, typhoid fever; June 22, Aug 2 and Sept 4, 1865 intermittent fever.
D. Garrett Burkett, Co. E, 62nd regt, IL Infantry, age 22, 5ft, 6 inches tall, dark complexion, gray eyes, dark hair, born Armstrong County, Pa. Farmer. E. No record found of any absence without authority, no arrest or confinement, or court-martial or any other service. F. Treated July 6 and 15 to 19, 1864, fever; July 21-Aug 1, 1864, fever; Aug 13 to 16, 1864, typhoid fever; June 22, Aug 2 and Sept 4, 1865 intermittent fever.
11. 20-Oct-1923 Garret Burket personally came before the notary Public stating he was 81 years old, a citizen of Marshall and required regular personal aid and attendance of another on the first day of July, 1923.
GARRET (X) BURKETT
12. 14-Sep-1923 Declaration For Pension A. Age 81, resident of Marshall, Clark County, IL B. Enrolled service at Mattoon, IL, on Feb 25, 1864, Co. E, 62nd Reg., IL Vol C. Discharged March 1866 at Little Rock, Ark D. Born March 22, 1842, at Armstrong Co, Pa E. Has cancer of the mouth, rheumatism and general disability caused by age F. Since war always lived in Clark County, IL G. Is now a pensioner
13. 10-Sep-1924 Garret Burket dropped from pension rolls because of death on Aug 29, 1924. He was paid $72/mo pension.
14. 20-Oct-1923 Garret Burket personally came before the notary Public stating he was 81 years old, a citizen of Marshall and required regular personal aid and attendance of another on the first day of July, 1923.
GARRET (X) BURKETT
15. Garret Burket's Military Service Record
A. Garrett Burkett, pvt, 62nd reg't, IL Infantry 1. Age 22 2. Muster in roll March 5, 1864 at Mattoon, IL 3. Enrolled Feb 25, 1864 At Mattoon, IL, for 3 yrs 4. Paid $60 bounty B. March/April 1864, muster rolls listed as absent. Left sick at Little Rock, Ark, April 25, 1864. C. May/June 1864 muster roll---present---returned to duty June 10, 1864, having been absent. Sick since April 25, 1864 D. July/Aug 1864 muster roll---present E. Sept/Oct 1864 muster roll---present F. Nov/Dec 1864 muster roll---present---transferred to new Co. E G. Mar/Apr 1865 muster roll---present H. May/June 1865 muster roll---present I. July/Aug 1865 muster roll---present J. Sept/Oct 1865 muster roll---present K. Nov/Dec 1865 muster roll---present L. Jan/Feb 1866 muster roll---present M. March 6, 1866 muster roll---owed U.S. Government $4.25 on clothing account, bounty paid Garrett $220 and he is still due $80
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