Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home Resident

Joseph E. Hobson

Admission Date: March 9, 1898 - age 54

Residence: Clinton, DeWitt County, Illinois

Birth: July 22, 1843, Crawfordsville, Indiana

Service: Civil War, 21st Illinois Infantry, Co. A, Private

Disability: Rheumatism and crippled hands

Pension: $12.00 per month, # 635153

Death: March 20, 1905 , Danville, Illinois

Family Members: Mary Hobson, wife; one child (name not given)

Doctor: Dr. R. H. Jones, Home Hospital Surgeon

Occupation: Laborer

Notes: Joseph went AWOL in 1900, was discharged as a deserter in 1901 and jumped the fence in 1903.

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