Sorry - forgot this. Felix Flora alias Trim, Civil War Claimants Affidavit where he explains his version of why he used an alias:
Claimants Affidavit - dated 20 May 1904, Brockville, Ontario, Canada
"Felix Flora alias Felix Trim, F, 12 U.S. Inf. personally came before me, a consul of the United States at Brockville, Ontario, Felix Flora of Brockville Ontario which is his Post office address person of lawful age who being sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid claim as follows:
That the reason for his bearing a different name now from the one under which he enlisted in the United States Army is as follows: that he was born in Bangor, State of Maine that his fathers name was Felix Flora - that his father was killed, accidentally in a sawmill when he, was about two years old. That his mother subsequently married in Canton, in the State of New York, John Trim. That he took the name of his step-father Trim. That Trim was the name he was known by and answered to. That enlisted in the United States Army as Felix Trim. Served three years and was discharged as Felix Trim. That about the time that he was married he resumed his own right, (that of his own father) name and has ever since been known as Felix Flora. That he has ever since signed as Felix Flora. That he is the identical person who enlisted in the 12th United States Infantry, served three years in the same and was discharged as Felix Trim. He further says that he did not serve in the military or naval service of the United States before Oct. 7 1864 or after Oct. 7 1867.
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