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From: (Nancy Beck)
Subject: Claim to State for services rendered
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 16:24:19 -0500
I am excited to see this list, and looking forward to hearing from others the stories of their 11th Texas Cavalry member.
My great grandfather John Roberson Diamond from Whitesboro, Grayson County, has never been listed as a member of the 11th Texas Cav. Yet the State of Texas sent me this copy of his claim. If he wasn't a wagonmaster with the 11th then what is this claim for? Can anyone out there explain to me what I did receive.
Thanking you in advance,
Nancy from Brownsville
From the holdings of the Texas State Library & Archives, Austin, TX:
Claim No. 22 The State of Texas to John R. Diamond October 2, 1861, For service as Wagon Master in Young's Regiment of Texas Calvary (the 11th) from August 12, 1861 to October 2, 1861, at sixty dollars per month. $100.00.
Approved order to be paid - Oct. 2nd 1861, by James J. Diamond, Lt. Col. Calvary Regiment.
I certify that the above is correct and just ; that the services were rendered as stated; and that they were necessary for the public service. T.M. Randolph, Captain, A Quartermaster.
Signed by John R. Diamond
Claim against the State of Texas, Claim No. 2428 for $100.00 filed by John R. Diamond on 15 December 1863. Nature of Claim Services as Wagon Master, Colonel Young's Regiment. C.R. Johns, Comptroller. C.H. Randolph, Treasurer.
Other members of John Roberson Diamonds family in the 11th Texas Cav. is :
Younger brother James Jackson Diamond,
Older brother Green Berry Diamond
His son James Lamar Diamond
His nephew, and son of Green Berry, Eli Madison Diamond .
Both James Lamar and Eli Madison Diamond were killed in action at Pea Ridge Arkansas