Sunday, August 15, 2010

Israel P Axsom in the Civil War

by Norma Zanetti

son of Martin Axsom.
Israel married Jennetta Nicholson 21Dec1849 in Surry County, NC. He & Jennetta lived in the Dobson District of Surry County in 1860. He was a farmer & enlisted in Company H 21st NC Infantry 05June1861 in Dobson, Surry County, NC. for a period of 12 months. He was 32. He was present & accounted for (reported at sick camp in September & October1861.) until he was wounded in the knee at Winchester, VA on 25May1862. Israel died at Winchester on or about 15July1862 following two amputations. It is not known if his body was returned to Surry Co. A claim was filed with the Office of the Confederate States Auditor for the War Dept. by M. Axsom, Administrator, on 19March1863. (M. was likely Israel's father, Martin.) there is no record of any payment. Israel's widow, Jennetta, filed a widow's claim for pension in Surry Co, NC in 1885 under the provisions of an act entitled "An Act for the relief of certain soldiers in the late war between the States." ratified 11March1885. in 1901, age 75, Jennetta again applied for a widow's pension under the provisions of the same Act ratified 11March1889, as amended by the General Assembly of 1891, 1893, 1895, and 1901.

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