Civil War Pension Application File, ca.1887-1888 From Veteran of Battle of Fredericksburg.

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Civil War Pension Application File, ca.1887-1888 From Veteran of Battle of Fredericksburg.
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Trenton, NJ. 1860-1888. Large group lot, all are documents to and from the Department of the Interior and the law firm called the "Pension and Claim Agency" representing Civil War veteran, trying to obtain his pension, regarding a Union Army Civil War veteran, Ira Leap, and his requests for a disability pension. Includes an 1887 filled-out Proof of Origin of Disability document which highlights the rheumatism that he contracted during the Battle of Fredericksburg, leaving him unable to partake in hard labor; Application for Pension document with handwritten records concerning Leap's various applications and communications; 1886 Envelope from the Department of Interior, Pension Office addressed to James Rusling; Notice of Issue providing a pension of $2 a month to Ira Leap due to his rheumatism; many handwritten letters addressed to Mr. Rusling from Ira Leap, including several which states $2 is not enough; And a rejection of an application for a pension increase. The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought December 11–15, 1862, in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia, in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War. The combat, between the Union Army of the Potomac commanded by Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia under Gen. Robert E. Lee, included futile frontal attacks by the Union Army on December 13 against entrenched Confederate defenders on the heights behind the city. It is remembered as one of the most one-sided battles of the war, with Union casualties more than twice as heavy as those suffered by the Confederates. A visitor to the battlefield described the battle to U.S. President Abraham Lincoln as a "butchery."