Rash's Surname Index

Notes for James Tolbert COLE

I have received the pension records of James Cole from the National Archives. There were some surprising facts in these records.

His rank was that of Private. He served in Company C, 58 Pa. Volunteer Infantry, service number was 465,660. It looks as if he received a medical discharge from the war in 1864. On August 20, 1862, in Camp Oak Grove, near Portsmith Virginia, he was standing in line and suddenly became sick and was diagnosed with a sunstroke. He fell and ruptured his left testicle. He was then carried from the field to the field hospital. He served under Liet. Daniel F. Linns, joined on October 2, 1861 and was discharged on January 24, 1863, due to medical conditions resulting from the above situation. His actual recorded height was 5 feet, 7 and 3/4 inches tall.

An interesting note in his file is the second marriage that I never knew of. Apparently he married a Caroline C. Galloway on October 5, 1904 in Philadelphia. I had no idea of this marriage at all. Later in the records, she had applied for half of his pension and stated that they were not together in the later part of 1905. I still need more information on this area.

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