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John Ely Pike: Civil War veteran from Cane Valley, Adair Co., KY

You are invited to check out the Adair County Veterans List which now has a number of links to stories including the fascinating one which follows
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By Jim Allison
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John Ely Pike in the Adair County Veterans List as being in the Civil War. I have a paper from the National Archives that I would like added to his record if that is allowed. I typed it with the original spelling as found in the document. Also, I'm including a photograph of Mr. Pike.

John Ely Pike was my Great- Great- Grandfather via his daughter Lucy, who married Nathan Allison.

Here is the info. I have typed from the National Archive record:You have my permission to use this information and picture on the site. It follows:

Affidavit for Officers or comrades Testimony, State of Kentucky, county of Adair. In the matter of John E. Pike

On this 31st day of May 1886 personally appeared before me A H Judd in and for the aforesaid county, duly authorized to administer oaths, W L Watson aged 54 years, a resident of Cane Valley, KY. That he was a Sergeant in Co. C. 13 Kentucky Infantry with John E. Pike thr. the service and new that he contracted the measles in the service at Camp Hardy Johnson and was hold away from there about Nov. the 20, 1861. Then I did not see him till about the 10th of January 1862. We was mustered in the (cannot read) service about the 12 day of January 1862. The claimant John E. Pike was taken sick I think the next day with fever pumorry. I think he was hold away in a day or 2. I did not see him till about the 1st of March 1862 when he came back to the regiment and remained till the fight at Shiloh where he was wounded. I then did not see him till in sixty-three. He was with us at the battle of Huff Ferry and Parnes Station when a bum shell stuck the ground, went under his feet and busted, turned him a summersault. After a while he got up but was addle considerable. After that he was not able to march much and was put on post duty.

s/William L. Watson
By the way, I found your information by searching for Allison on theColumbiaMagazine website. It was a note fromBrenda Dreyer sent to you. My address is:

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Adair County Civil War Veteran: John Ely Pike of Cane Valley, KY

2007-12-22 - Cane Valley, KY - Photo From the archives of Jim Allison.
JOHN ELY PIKE was a veteran of the Civil War from the Cane Valley area of Adair County, KY. Jim Allison not only supplied this picture, from a copy of testimony for a an application for a pension for John Ely Pike.

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