Swiney, S.M. - Civil War Pension
Application for Pension
Application of Indigent soldier or Sailor of the Late
Confederacy, under Chapter 102, Code of 1906, as amended by Laws of April 5th,
1910, Chapter 207, and Laws of March 24th, 1916, Chapter 199, and
Laws of March 27th, 1918, Chapter 131, S.B. 47, H.B. 347, and
H.B. 987 Laws 1920.
What is your name? S.M. Swiney
What is your age? 75 yrs.
In what county do you reside? Prentiss
What is the name of your postoffice? Booneville, R.
Are you a bona fide resident of the State of Mississippi?
Are you married or unmarried? Married
In what State and County did you reside when you enlisted
in the service of the Confederate States? Tishomingo Co., Miss.
In what county do you reside now? Prentiss
In what county did you reside last year and the year
Did you draw a pension from the State of Mississippi last
Did you draw a pension last year from any other State or
Are you now, or have you been within the last three years,
an inmate of the Soldiers Home at Beauvoir? No
What was the date of your enlistment? Sept. 1862
What was the number of the regiment or name of the vessel
in which you first enlisted? Armstrongs Battallion
The name of its commander? Col. - don’t know.
Letter of designation of the company in which you
enlisted? Company E
The name of its captain? Clark, George
The length of time which you served in the above company
of regiment? 8 mos.
Were you ever discharged or transferred from the above
If so, give the date of discharge or transfer? 1863
If discharged, on what grounds? Bad health
If transferred, to what command? X
Did you enlist the second time in the Confederate service?
If so, into what regiment or Company? X
Were you discharged from this command before the surrender
in 1865? Yes
If so, for what cause? On account of health
Were you at any time absent from your command without
If yes, how long and why? X
Did you ever absent yourself from your command without
leave, and join another? No
Were you with your command in active service at the
surrender in 1865? No
Where did your command surrender? Okalona, Miss.
Were you absent from it when it surrendered? Yes
Why were you absent? See above
How long had you been absent? 1863
What is your occupation at present? (left blank)
Do you apply for a pension-because you are indigent and
unable to earn a support by your own labor? Yes
Do you hold any State, United States, County or City
office from which you are receiving as a salary or fees the sum of six
hundred dollars per annum? No
Have you any sons over 16 and under 21 years of age?
If yes, how many? X
Have you any property in your own right or in the right of
your wife? Yes
What is its true, just and correct value? $1500.00
Have you a home of your own? Yes
If not, with whom do you live? X
Is the person you are now living with a relation? X
If so, what relation? (left blank)
Have you any relation or connection whose legal duty it is
to provide for you? No
Signed S.M. Swiney (X-mark)
Sworn to and subscribed before me, this 6th day
of Sept. 1920.
C.R. Lacy, Chancery Clerk
("Deficiant War Reccord"-is written on the front of the
application. Assume he was denied.)