Submitted by Jill G. Lewis
This is James C. Gartman (son of Daniel and Susannah Pledger Gartman):
Pension questionnaire dated January 7, 1904 signed by James C. Gartman
states that he was born Oct. 6, 1834 in Habersham Co., GA. He enlisted
in Nov. 1864 from Rock Island Prison in Illinois. His occupation was a
stone cutter. He was discharged Nov. 29, 1865. After discharge he
lived in Etowah County, AL and was presently a farmer.
Jill also has a "Certificate to be given to a Soldier at the time of
It says that James C. Gartman, a corporal of Captain John W. Clarks, Co.
A of the 1st Regt. of Alabama Volunteers, was born in Habersham Co, GA,
and profession stone cutter. He enlisted at Eufaula, Jan. 17, 1861 to
serve one year. It said he was entitled to a discharge by reason of
"reenlisting for the War". I do not know what company he re-enlisted
in, but it is fairly obvious from his pension records that he was
captured by the Union side and in prison in Rock Island before resigning
with the Union side to get out of prison.