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Monday, January 17, 2011

Military Monday

Adam Potter Cavit Civil War Veteran

Adam Potter Cavit was in the South Dakota Soldiers' Home in Faulkton, Faulk, South Dakota. He states on one document that he was in the war for 9 years, yet one of his enlistment dates is 4 Oct 1864. O Company, Reg 13th Iowa Inf. Pvt. under John L Parker. a discharge date of 21 Jul 1865 states the end of the war as a reason for discharge, in Louisville, KY.

While in the Soldiers' Home he was diagnosed as having a stroke and mentally bad, memory not good. He was recieving $12 a month pension (Pension cert # 600612).

On one form he said his closest living relative was his sister Olive Ann Foor, on another form he stated if he should died in the Soldiers Home he wanted John Robertson of Sioux City, IA to be informed and was his closest living relative.

A letter he recieved at this address, 1320 E 59th St, Los Angeles, CA, from the Soldiers' Home stated that they were dropping him since he had not been there since 14 Jan 1912.

He died 22 Nov 1915 in Los Angeles, CA. I am assuming he lived with his sister there because she died 24 March 1933 in Los Angeles, CA.

Adam is my 2nd great grand uncle.

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