This information was sent to me by Linda Viel
In the pension papers for CLEVELAND EGGERS is an affidavit from H.C.
General Affidavit of H.C. Morefield age 59 on 25 Jan 1900 of Johnson
City, TN - "That he served in the same Co. and Regt in the war of the
Rebellion with the claimant and messed with him part of the time. That
while we were in camps at Strawberry Plains Tenn about Nov 1863. The
Claimant was working with his pistol and it went off and sd it jared his
head and said He had a rooring in his head. And he complained of his
head and ear all the time we were in service and often sd he believed he
would loose the hearing in one ear altogether. And that while we were
on the Stoneman raid South in N.C. at Patricks(?) Court House Col.
Miller of the 13th Tenn Cal was detailed with about 300 men to go to go
Witheville VA to burn the Reidy buih Bridge the claimant and myself and
one other comrade were sent out to a picket and was cut off from the
detachment by the Rebels and had to leave our horses and take the
mountains. We had to travel the mountains and scout through to
Taylorsville, Tenn (now Mountain City) and the claimant was complaining
of his legs and said He had rhematism and while we were Scouting through
to said ____ the claimant was suffering so with his legs so badly that
we had to help him along at that time. Genl Lilson was at Taysville and
I reported to him. I did not see him any more until we returned to
Knoxville Tenn. I then saw him there and he was still complaining of
his head and limbs and continues to complain of his head and limbs until
we were mustered out."