Isaac VanBibber and Sarah Davis
John VanBebber and Margaret Chrisman
Isaac VanBebber and Mary Martin
Nancy Malinda VanBebber and Canada Hodge Rogers
Deposition in support of his application for his Union Army pension
My name is Canada H. Rogers, my age is 59 years, my Post Office is Tazewell, Claiborne County, Tenn. I am a farmer. I was a 2nd Lieut in Company C, 1st Regiment Tenn Infantry. In December 1861 while at London, Ky I was taken sick with fever and went to the house of George Miller, a citizen. I was treated by Dr. Rogers, assistant surgeon of my regiment and afterwards by Dr. Doak, a civilian. I remained at Miller's house about 8 weeks when I joined my company at Summersette, Ky. just before the battle of Mill Springs. I did not go upon duty until Feby 1862. In November 1862 while on detached service I was captured by a rebel command under Major Montgomery and placed in prison in Knoxville, Tenn. where I remained until Jun 1863 when I escaped by jumping from a window 15 feet from the ground. I again joined my regiment at Lancaster, Ky about the last of June 1863 and went on duty.
In the winter of 1863-4 while with my company in Meigs County, Tenn I was attacked with rheumatism which I believe was caused by exposure while a prisoner in Knoxville. I went to the house of a man named Gaddis and remained there about 3 weeks. I was treated by a citizen physician whose name I have now forgotten. I was troubled with rheumatism more or less from that time until I was discharged from the service on the 17th day of September 1864 and from then until the present time.
In 1869 I became ruptured. My physician Dr. Lewis informed me that it was caused by weakness. I know of no other cause for it. After my discharge from the service Drs. Crank and Lewis treated me. Since my discharge from the service I have followed farming, having it carried on for me. I have never since my discharge been able to do any heavy or fatiguing labor. When I enlisted I was a healthy, able-bodied man and was entirely free from rupture or rheumatism. I have lived in Claiborne County for 47 years last past except about 12 years I lived in Campbell County a few miles distance from my old home in this county. I think Dr. Mitchell is the doctor's name who treated at Gaddis' house.
Canida H. Rogers
Subscribed and sworn to before me and I certify that I have no interest in this matter; this 8 day of July 1885.
H. Ritchie, Clerk
From the pension files of Canada Hodge Rogers, claim #544753.