State of Kansas County of Ford
In the matter of Richmond F Hammond, late member of Co D 14″ Reg’t Ill Cav Vols
On this 8 day of March A.D. 1898 personally appeared before me RIchmond F Hammond aged 57 years, a resident of Dodge City in the county of Ford and State of Kansas well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows:
My Chronick diarehea was contracted while I was a Prisoner of War at Andersonville, Geo in summer and fall of 1864 and continued on me while I was at Charleston South Carolina and at Florence South Carolina wheas I came near loosing my life with it and it has continued on me ever sense and I farther state that the Doctor that attended me when I got home from Rebel prisons is dead so is the next one and that is the reason why I cannot get the evidence of them.
I did not serve in the Naval or military service of the United States prior to May 23, 1861 nor subsequent to June 16 1865
Affiant’s post office address is Dodge City Ford Co Kansas
Richmond F Hammond
Stamped: Mar 18 1898