The Civil War military pension records for

The Civil War military pension records for

Garret Lewis Terrel (1843-1910) of NYC & Brooklyn, NY

 

transcribed by Pamela L. Poulin, 2010, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins University

 

from the Civil War Pension file for Garret L. Terrel at the National Archives and Records Service, Washington, D.C.; containing invalid’s pension application no. 233558 and certificate no. 155446, and widow’s pension application no. 964089 and certificate no. 734457.

 

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Garret Lewis Terrel

(a painter; a brother of Thomas Stephen Terrel (1837-1913), the artist;

son of Nathaniel Buckingham Terrel (1802-1871))

 

Garrett [sic] Lewis Terrel, b. Aug. 22, 1843, d. July 9, 1910

 

Oldbridge, NJ, married Emma F. [P?] Dudley, who is listed in

1880-81, NYC Dir:  as ‘confectionary,’ d Jan. 6, 1923.

 

      Brooklyn Directories 1875—1900/1901 

list him as a driver mostly, lab, stableman, hostler;

 according to his address, it appears he worked for and lived with his brother,

Nathaniel Luther Terrel (d.1901, obit in Brooklyn Daily Eagle, January 3, 1901); their father was Nathaniel Buckingham Terrel (1802-1871), who started this business in NYC, he was listed as a ‘cab man’ as early as 1838 [NYC Directory]. The business (as late as 1933, possibly longer) turned into a trucking business in Brooklyn.

Another brother, Irijah Buckingham Terrel, born Apr. 14, 1841 --died Oct. 8, 1912, Brooklyn, NY; married Adelia Ann Collins; they resided 30 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY

[NYC Dir 1875-1912: driver, truckman, clk, carman, electrician, janitor.  Appears also to have

 worked for his brother Nathaniel Luther Terrel.]

 

Civil War Military Pension Application

[There might be military records in addition to this]

 

 

1.  Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, DC, August 1, 1878.  Pension application

no. 233.558.  ‘mustered into service as a Private on the 30th day of April 1861 at New York in  Co. H, 10th Regiment of New York Volunteers to serve 2 years.  On the Muster Rolls of Co H of that Regiment, Form enrollment to 31 Oct 1862, he is reported Present - November and December 1862, absent wounded at Battle of Fredericksburg, Va,  Dec. 13th, 1862.-Co was in action at that time & place.-Reported on Subsequent of Co, absent sick in Hospital.-sometime borne as Garrett L. Terrel.-Was wounded in Shoulder joints in action at Fredericksburg Va, Dec 13, 1862, and was admitted to Elkington G[eneral] H[ospital]-[Wash.,] D.C.  Dec 17, 1862, with G[un].S[hot]. W[ound to] shoulder, transferred March 26, 1863, was admitted [St Joseph] G[eneral]. H[ospital] . Central Park N. Y. City, March 27, 1863 with G.S.W. left shoulder and discharged April 30, 1863 at N.Y. City.- because of expiration of period of enlistment.’

2.  Declaration for an Original Invalid Pension [18 February 1892].  State of New York, county of Kings, on this 18 day of Feby A.D. one thousand eight hundred and 92, personally appeared before me A Notary Public, a court of record within and for the county and State aforesaid Garret L. Terrel aged 48 years, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Garret L. Terrel, who was enrolled as a Private on the 27th day of April 1861, in Company H of the 10th Regiment of NY Infantry, afterwards commanded by Col. John E. Benedict and was honorably discharged at St. Joseph Hospital on the 30th day of April 1863; that his personal description is as follows:  age 48 years; height 5 feet 7 3/4; complexion Light; hair Dark;  eyes hazel.  That while a member of the organization aforesaid, in the service and in the line of duty, at Fort Monroe, Va in the State of Virginia on or about the month of June 1862, he contracted Disease of Kidneys from exposure to Cold, and about the month of October 1861, he contracted scurvy from the use of improper food and exposure, causing ulcerated gums and loss of teeth and cannot masticate his food which causing indigestion.  “I was for Gun Shot Wound in Erkington Hospital, Washington, D.C. and transferred to St. Joseph, New York City.”

That he was treated in hospitals, as follows:  “was not treated in Hospital, Doctored Myself for two Years or More after my Discharge from Service in April 27th 1863.”  That he has not been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated above.  that he has not been in the military or naval service of the United States since the 27th day of April 1863.  That since leaving the service above named he was a man of good, sound physical health, being when enrolled a “Painter.”  [His brother Thomas Stephen Terrel was an artist, a painter.]  That he now from those complaints, disabled from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of his injuries above described, received in the service of the United States; and 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 of substitution and revocation ______________ of his true and lawful attorney to prosecute his claim, that he has received No. 155.466 & applied for a pension; that his residence is No. 45 Canter [sic;  Center?] Street, Brooklyn, NY and that his post-office address is same. (Two witnesses who can write sign here [only had one witness]): Jos. W. Kay, (Signature of Claimant): Garret L. Terrel

 

3.  Discharged Soldier’s Claim for Pension [23 March 1899]

State of New York, New York City County. 

On this twenty-third day of March AD 1899, before me, Control of W S _____Court for the Southern District of New York for the City and County of New York, personally appeared Garret L. Terrel aged 33 years  [is this correct?] a resident of East New York in the Count of Kings and State of New York who being first duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Garret L. Terrel who enlisted in the service of the United States at New York City in the State of New York on the 30th day of April A.D. 1861 as a Private in Company H commanded by Captain George F. Hoppel [sp] in the 10th Infantry Regiment of New York State Volunteers, in the War of 1861 and 1865 for the suppression of the Rebellion and was honorably discharged from the said service on the 30th day of April A.D. 1863.  That while in the service aforesaid and in the line of his duty, he became disabled at the time and place and in the manner following, to wit:  On the 12th day of December A.D. 1862 at the battle of Fredericksburg, Va. he was wounded in the left shoulder by a gun shot.  Ball passed through the collar bone and lodged in the shoulder blade.  The ball was cut out at Central Park Hospital, New York City about four weeks before he was discharged [three months after it was lodged in his shoulder!].  Went after being wounded to a church used as hospital.  Next day went to Falmouth.   Dec 15th went to Ecklington Hospital, Washington, D.C.  Was there three months.  Had furlough of one month.  Went back and after a week was sent to Central Park Hospital, New York _5.

He also declares that since his discharge as above stated, he has resided at New York City- and Brooklyn and East New York, that he is by occupation a Carman [His father Nathaniel Buckingham Terrel was a carman, at first had horses and coaches in New York City, and later his son and grandson of the same first name, had trucking firm in Brooklyn.  See New York City Directories and Brooklyn Directories.] and that his Post Office address is 27 Batt[l]e Ave. east New York, county of Kings and State of New York.

      He makes this declaration in order to obtain the benefit of the provision granting pensions made by Act of Congress, approved July 14th, 1862 and J.P. Hunt, Jr of New York City, New York is hereby appointed his Attorneys to prosecute this claim and procure a Pension Certificate. 

Garret L. Terrel 

Claimant’s Signature

      Sworn to, subscribed, and acknowledged before me, the day and year first above written, and at the same time and place personally appeared:  Clarence H. Wandel (83 Ross St) a resident of Brooklyn, New York and John Gallager (22 Beach St) resident of New York City-N.Y. before me, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit and who being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Garret L. Terrel sign his name (or make his mark) to the foregoing declaration and power of attorney; and they further swear that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the applicant and their acquaintance with him, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; they further state that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim; that the said Garret L. Terrel is by occupation a Carman and that his habits of life now are and have been since his aforesaid discharge uniformly good.

Clarence H. Wandel

John Gallager

Witnesses’ signatures

Sworn to, subscribed and acknowledged before me, this 23rd day of

March A.d. 1899.  and I hereby certify that I have no

interest, direct or indirect, in he prosecution of this claim.

Geg. F. Betts

Clerk N Y district Court

for the Southern district of New York

 

4. [February 20, 1908]  3-014. Act of February 6, 1907.  DECLARATION FOR PENSION.  The pension certificate should not be forwarded with the application.

State of New Jersey

County of Middlesex

      On this 20 day of Feby, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and Eight [20 February 1908] personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the county and State aforesaid, Garret L. Terrel, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is 64 years of age, and a resident of Old Bridge county of Middlesex, State of New Jersey; and that his is the identical person who was enrolled at New York City under the name of Garret L. Terrel on the 23 day of April 1861 as a Private in Co. H. 10th Reg, N.Y. Vol. in the service of the United States, in the Civil War, and was honorably discharged at N. Y. City on the 30 day of April 1863.

That he was not employed in the military or naval service of the United States otherwise than as stated above.  That his personal description at enlistment was as follows:  Height, 5 feet 7 3/4 inches; complexion, light; color of eyes, gray; color of hair, auburn; that his occupation was Painter; that he was born N.Y. city 1843 August 28.

      That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows:  Brooklyn, 1864.  South Amboy, N.J., 1884. Brooklyn, 1886.  South Amboy, N.J., 1906.   Old Bridge, 1906.

      That he is now a pensioner.  That he has heretofore applied for pension #155.446.

      That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the act of February 6, 1907.

     

That his post-office address is Old Bridge, county of Middlesex, State of New Jersey.

Garrett. L. Terrel

(Claimant’s signature in full.)

Attest:  (1) Herbert Appleby

        (2) William M. Appleby

Also personally appeared Herbert Appleby residing in Old Bridge, NJ and William M. Appleby residing in Old Bridge, N.J., persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say that they were present and saw Garret L. Terrel, the claimant, sign his name (or make his mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of the claimant and their acquaintance with him of 10 years and 10 years, respectively, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim. 

Herbert Appleby

William M. Appleby

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 20 day of Feby. A.D. 1908, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc, were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

____________

Notary Public

[stamped] U.S. Pension Office Mar 7 1908.  Validity accepted S.A. Cuddy, Chief, Law division per JTh 3 9 08.

 

5.  [24 March 1908]  Under Act of February 6. 1907. No. 155 446.  United States of America, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions.

      It is hereby certified that in conformity with the laws of the United States, Garret L. Terrel who was a Private  Co. H. 10th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry is entitled to a pension at the rate of Twelve dollars per month to commence on the Seventh day of March one thousand nine hundred and eight.

Given at the Department of the Interior this

 twenty fourth day of March

one thousand nine hundred and eight

and of the Independence of the United States

of America the one hundred and thirty second

James _____ Garfield

Secretary of the Interior.

Countersigned

V. War__

Commissioner of Pensions

Former payments covering any portion of the same time to be deducted.

 

6.   [11 July 1910]  State of New Jersey––Bureau of vital Statistics. 

7.        

CERTIFICATE AND RECORD OF DEATH.

Place of Death.  County Middlesex.  Township East Brunswick, Village Old Bridge. NJ

Full Name of Deceased  Garret Lewis Terrel

Sex Male  Color or race  White  Married  Date of Death July 9th, 1910.  Date of Birth Aug 22, 1843.  Age 66 yrs, 11 mos.  Occupation (a)  Trade, profession or particular kind of work Painter (b)  General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which employed (or employer)––––––––.  Birthplace (State or country) New York

Parents Name of Father Nathaniel Terrel  Birthplace of Father (State or Country) U.S.  Maiden Name of Mother Sarah Eger  Birthplace of Mother (State or Country)  U.S.

The above is true, to the best of my knowledge (Informant)  Geo. F. Terrel [son?],

318 Birch St., Camden, July 11th 1910, W.J. Nagle, Registrar.

Medical Certificate of Death.  Date of Death, July 9th, 1910.  I hereby certify, that I attended deceased from July 2nd, 1910 to July 9th, 1910 that I last saw him alive on

July 9th, 1910, and that death occurred on the date stated above.  The cause of death was as follows:  Chronic Valvular trouble of heart.  Contributory:  Dysentery [of] 10 days.  (signed) _. _. Crandall, M.D. July 9th, 1910 (Address)  Old Bridge

Place of burial or removal  South Amboy, N.J.  Date of burial July 11th, 1910

Undertaker Stillwell Mason, Address So. Amboy, N.J.

 

7.  [25 April 1911]  3-007 Act of April 19, 1908. DECLARATION FOR WIDOW’S PENSION.  State of New York, county of Kings, On this 25 day of April A.D. one thousand nine hundred and eleven personally appeared before me, a Notary Public within and for the county and State aforesaid, Emma D[udley]. Terrel aged 65 years a resident of Brooklyn, County of Kings, State of New York, who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain pension under the provisions of the Act of Congress Approved April 19, 1908.

      That she is the widow of Garret L. Terrel, who was fought under the name of Garret L. Terrel at New York on the 26 April, 1861 as a private in Co. H, 10 NY Vol[unteer] Inf[ranty] and honorably discharged April 30 1863 having served ninety days or more during the late civil war.

      That he was not in the military or naval service of the United States or otherwise than as stated above.

      That she was married under the name of Emma P. Dudley to said soldier at NY City on the 18th day of May 1864 that there was no legal barrier to the marriage; that she had not been previously married; that the soldier had not been previously married:  No prior Marriage of the Parties. and that neither she nor said soldier married otherwise than as stated above.

      That the said soldier died July 9, 1910 at New Jersey; that she was not divorced from him and that she has not remarried since his death.

      That the said soldier left the following named children who are now living and under sixteen years of age, to wit:  [no children listed]

 

      That she has not heretofore applied for pension.  Soldier was pensioned Cert. No.  155446.

That her post office address is 27 Willoughby St. County of King State of New York

Attest:  (1) Fred Dudley

            (2)        Lillian Dudley 

                        Emma F. Terrel (Claimant’s signature in full)

Also personally appeared Fred Dudley, residing in Brooklyn, NY and Lillian Dudly [her brother and sister-in-law?], residing in Brooklyn, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw Emma F. Terrel, the claimant, sign her name (or make her mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe, from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with her of 12 years and 50 years, respectively, that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

 Fred Dudley

Lillian Dudley

(signatures of witnesses.)

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 25 day of April, A.D. 1911; and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.

George H. Jackson

(Signature)

____________

(Official character.)

[stamped:]  U.S. Pension Office, May 1, 1911.

 

8.  Emma F. [sic] Terrel, 434 Mikle [sic] St.  611 N.J. St.  734457 May Wid.  Drop Report––Pensioner.  Department of the Interior.  Bureau of Pensions.  Widow.  class:  Act of May 1, 1920, Group 2.  Disbursing division.  Jan 1, 1924.  No check to be cancelled. Above described pensioner [Emma Dudley Terrel] died Jan 6, 1923

Jan 17, 1924.  The name of the above-described pensioner who was last paid at the rate of $30 per month to Jan 4, 1924 has this day been dropped from the roll because of Death.

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Chief. Finance Division.