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Orrin Sloan
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Birth: Jan. 10, 1836
Meigs County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 10, 1910
West Bend
Palo Alto County
Iowa, USA

According to his military discharge papers he was 26 years old and 5 foot 7 1/2 inches high. He was light in complexion, had black eyes and dark hair. He was a Sergt.
Orrin enlisted at Madison, WI on August 30, 1862. He was in Company H with the Third Wisconsin Volunteers of the U. S. Cavalry. He fought throughout the south for two years and then he fell ill. He was five months in a hospital at Jefferson Barracks, MO. He was met at Madison, WI, by E. S. Stone, his wife's grandfather, and taken to his residence to be cared for. He was " very weak and poorly suffering from the effects of chronic diarahoea and lung complaint". This quote was taken from the affidavit of E.S. Sloan in the matter of Pension for Orrin Sloan. It also states that he was still suffering from the effects in 1884 at the time of the affidavit. There is written testimony for his pension claim from his half brothers, David and William S. Sloan, taken on Mar. 1, 1899. Orrin filled out the paperwork for Invalid Application For Pension on March 9, 1891. The before stated pension was an act of June 27th, 1890. He had tried for a pension in 1884. There is a Declaration for Invalid Pension dated March 6, 1891. It states he was discharged for phthisis pulmonalis and general debilit, chronic diarrhoea and rheumatism. He was discharged about 15th June or July, 1864. He ahd contracted Lung disease while upon Guard duty on the Low Grounds opposite Little Rock, Arkansas. Phthise Pulrionalic and General debility as stated bythe asst. surg. U.S.A. and Endorsed upon the face of his discharge. He was treated first in the regimental hospital, then sent to the general hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas, then transferred to the Jefferson Barracks, MO where he was finally discharged as being unfit for duty on account of the above causes. After he recouperated in Madison, Dave Co., WI he moved to West Bend Twp., Palo Alto Co, IA and became a farmer. An affidavit to the Adjutant General's Office on Oct 6, 1884 states he was reported on roll from enrollment to Dec. 31st, 1862 (four months) present and same for Jany and Feby 63. Mar and Apr 63 absent on detached service since Apr 9th 63. May and June 63 to June 30, 64 present. July and Aug 64 absent sick in Hospital at Little Rock. Sept and Oct 64 absent sick in hospital in St. Louis. Returns for Sep, Oct and Nov 62 don not report absent inlisted men of Company H by name. Returns July and Sep 64 don not repot him absent. The last papwework is from the Department of the Interior of Des Moines, IA on Mar. 7, 1911 states he was dropped as a pensioner because of death. He was paid $24 to the 4th of Apr. 1910.

A second batch of records give the rolls and states he has blue eyes and light hair, auburn complexion and stood 5'8". His bounty paid was $25 and due was $75. It also states his name as Orange Sloan. 
Family links: 
  Mathilda Jane Stone Sloan (1845 - 1885)*
  Edwin Julius Sloan (1872 - 1896)*
  Mary Ina Sloan (1878 - 1880)*
*Calculated relationship
Sergeant, 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry, 1862-1864
West Bend Cemetery
West Bend
Palo Alto County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Cemetery Wanderer
Record added: Sep 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77032400
Orrin Sloan
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Orrin Sloan
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Orrin Sloan
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