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Civil War pension rec.for Daniel Tounzen
Posted by: Carrie Date: February 24, 2001 at 12:55:30
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This is what I have as far as pension papers for Daniel Tounzen. I notice that there is never a mention of a "John Daniel Tounzen" in this information. I tried to transcribe it the way it was spelled. sometimes that was a little difficult!!
Hope it will help someone along on their search.


Know Ye, That DANIEL TOUNZEN, a Private of Captain Milton
Kennedy’s Company, (“D”) US battalion Regiment of Kansas Vol.
Mounted Inf. Volunteers who was enrolled on the nineteenth day of
November, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty, to serve three years
or during the war, is hereby DISCHARGED from service of the United
States, this Tenth day of August, 1865, at Little Rock Arkansas by
reason of S[ ink blot on page ] of Disability, Cerrhosis of the liver,
contracted in line of duty while under enlistment,
Said Daniel Tounzen was born in Henry Co. in the State of Tennessee,
is 37 years of age, 5 feet 7inches high, dark complexion, blue eres,
Auburn hair, and by occupation, when enrolled, a shoemaker.
Given this day at Little Rock Ark. This Tenth day of August 1865.
[signed] R. M. Sackey, Asst. Surg. USA
In charge Gen. Hospital,
Little Rock Ark.
[page 1]



DANIEL TOUNZEN, Private of Captain Milton Kennedy’s Company,
(D) of the 1st Kansas Vol. Battalion Mounted Inf. Volunteers was
enlisted by Lt. Grimes, at Van Buren, Arkansas on the nineteenth day of
Nov. 1863, to serve three years; he was born in Henry Co. in the State of
Tennessee, is 37 years of age, five feet seven inches high, dark
complexion, blue eyes, auburn hair, and by occupation when enlisted a
Shoemaker. During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for
duty 60 days. This Soldier states that while on duty at Van Buren, Ark.
In March 1864, he was taken sick with fever after exposure to wet and
cold. He has done but a few days of duty since. Had Rheumatism
before enlistment.
Station: Little Rock, Arkansas
Date: August 7 1865
[signed] R. M. Sackey, Asst. Surg. US. V. in charge.
I Certify, that I have carefully examined the said Daniel Tounzen of
Captain M. Kennedy’s Company, and find him incapable of performing
the duties of a soldier because of Cirrhosis of the Liver disease
contracted in line of duty while under enlistment. - and in consequence
of it. Unfit for Vol. Reserves Corps.
Disability: one half.
[signed] A. Theodore Pak, asst. Surgeon, US Vols
Discharged this Tenth day of August 1865, at USA Gen. Hosp.
Little Rock, Ark.
[signed ] R. M. Sackey, asst Surg. US V. In charge Gen. Hospital,
Little Rock, Arkansas.

State of Arkansas
County of Crawford
       On this 6th day of October, A.D. One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-
Seven, personally appeared before me, Clerk of the Circuit Court, a court of record
within and for the county and State aforesaid, DANIEL TOUNZEN, aged 48 years,
a resident if the town of Van Buren, county of Crawford, State of Arkansas, who,
being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Daniel Tounzen
who was Enrolled on the 19th day of November, 1863, in Company ‘D’ of the 1st
Battalion of Kansas Vol. Mounted Infantry Vols., Commanded by Milton
Kennedy’s, and was honorably Discharged at Little Rock, Arkansas on the 10th day
of August, 1865; that his personal description is as follows: Age: 38 years; height: 5
feet 7 inches; complexion: dark; hair: Auburn; eyes: blue. That while a member of
the organization aforesaid, in the service and in the line of his duty at Van Buren, in
the State of Arkansas on or about the Spring of 1864, he was exposed in performing
picket, Scout and forage duty. He took cold, contracted fever, which settled or fell
upon his liver and lungs, whereby he is greatly disabled– His Stomach was greatly
swollen and is now greatly swollen, at times it is with great difficulty that he can get
his breath– frequently he has to be propped up in his bed of nights– he’s disease
was termed and endorsed on his discharge, “Cirrhosis of the Liver, contracted in
line of duty since enlistment.”
That he was treated in hospitals as follows: At Fort Smith Arkansas About two
weeks in Spring of 1864, At the General Hospital at Little Rock Arkansas about
four months ending August 10, 1865.
That he has been employed in the military or naval service otherwise than as stated
above: he was a part of the time in Co. ‘F’ 13th Kansas Mounted Infantry, but the
service on this discharge covers all the time he served.
That since leaving the service this applicant has resided in the Leavenworth City,
then near ________ Caldwell Co., Kentucky, ten years and here nearly two years in
the State of Kansas about 8 months and his occupation has been that of a
That prior to his entry into the service above named he was a man of good, sound,
physical health, being when enrolled a Shoemaker. That he is now 2/3 disabled
from obtaining his subsistence by manual labor by reason of his injuries, above
described, received in the service of the United States; and he therefore makes this
declaration for the purpose of being placed on the invalid pension-roll of the United
He hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, William L.
Taylor of Van Buren, State of Arkansas, his true and lawful attorney to prosecute
his claim. That he has not received or applied for a pension. That his Post Office
address is Van Buren, county of Crawford, State of Arkansas.
Claimant’s signature: Daniel Tounzen.
Attest: T.S. Foster
       J. T. Wogatts?
[page 3 ]

State of Arkansas
County of Crawford.

In the matter of Claim for pension of Daniel Tounzen, o. 243924
Personally came before me a Circuit Clerk in and for aforesaid
County and State, the said Daniel Tounzen, citizen of the Town
of Waldren, County of Scott, State of Arkansas, well known to
me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly
sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case, as follows:
That he has filed all the evidence he can in support of his claim,
except that of Creed Bentley and Peter Richards, two of his
comrades. Also he can furnish the testimony of Mrs. W.J.
Richards, Wm H. Richards and Wm J. Townzen who are
relatives of his and knew him before, during, and since the war
intimately and continually. This he thinks is all the evidence he
can get in support of his said claim–

attest– when the affiant signs by mark (2 persons.)
Wm. L. Taylor
Joshua Young.
signature of Affiants–Daniel Tounzen
his mark– X

[page 6]

State of Arkansas, County of Crawford.

On this 19th day of September, 1852, personally appeared
before me, a Clerk of a Court of Records in and for the County
and State aforesaid, Mary E. Tounzen, a resident of Van Buren
in the County of Crawford and State of Arkansas aged 51 years,
who being duly sworn, makes the following declaration, in
order to obtain the Pension provided by the Act of Congress
approved JULY 14, 1862. That she is the widow of DANIEL
TOUNZEN who was a private in Company ‘D’ commanded by
Milton Kennedys in the 1st Battalion Kansas, Vet, Mounted
Infantry Vols., in the war of 1861; that her maiden name was
Mary E. Frazee and that she was married to said Daniel
Tounzen on or about the 13th day of June 1853, at the Clerks
Office in the County of Caldwell and State of Kentucky by
James C. Weller MG. That a certified copy of said marriage
record is hereto attached.
SHE FURTHER DECLARES that said Daniel Tounzen, her
husband, died at Van Buren in the State of Arkansas on or
about the fourth day of April 1882 of Chronic disease of liver
and lungs. She also declares that she has remained a widow
ever since the death of said Daniel Tounzen and that she has not
in any manner been engaged in of aided or abetted, the
rebellion in the United States; and she hereby appoints William
L. Taylor of Van Buren, Arkansas as her lawful Attorney, with
power of substitution, and authorizes him to present and
prosecute this claim, and to receive her pension certificates.
The following are the names, dates of birth, and places, and
residence of all the children of her deceased husband who were
under sixteen years of age at the time of his death: Mary M.
born April 31, 1870 and John D. born June 10, 1872 both
reside with me at Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.
My Post Office address is Van Buren, Crawford County,

If mark is made, 2 witnesses who write sign here:
Wm L. Taylor
Jos.S. W. Wonek(?)
[signature of claimant] Mary E. Tounzen X her mark.
Hanck and Martha A Barber residents of Van Buren, Crawford
County and State of Arkansas to me well known as credible
persons, who being duly sworn, declare, that they were present
and saw Mary E. Tounzen sign her name to the foregoing
declaration, and that they have every reason to believe, from
appearance of said applicant, and their acquaintance with her,
that she is the identical person she represents herself to be, and
know that said deceased recognized said applicant as his lawful
wife, and that she was so recognized by the community in which
they resided; and that they have no interest direct or indirect, in
the prosecution of this claim.

Signature of witnesses: Jos. S. W. Womak, Martha A. Barber.
Attest: Wm L. Taylor, Chas. E. Taylor
[page 12]

to any Minister of the Gospel, or any of the persons legally
authorized to solemnize Matrimony:
You are permitted to solemnize the RITES OF MATRIMONY
Between Daniel Tounzen
and Miss Mary Elizabeth Frazee,
the requirements of the law having been complied with.
Witness my signature as Clerk of the Caldwell County
Court, this 13th day of June 1853,
Attest: James C. Weller, Clerk.

This is to Certify, that on the 13th day of June 1853,
the RITES OF MATRIMONY were legally solemnized by me
between Daniel Townsend,
and Miss Mary E. Frazee,
at the Clerks Office in the County of Caldwell, KY
in the presence of
Wm. M. Robertson
Jacob Shalley re.
Signed– James C. Weller, M. G.

[page 13]

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