Committee Ė February 26,1923
No. 1207, 67th Congress, 4th Session, Senate
Report No. 1217
G. Bingman, 1818 East Mallon Avenue, Spokane, Spokane County, Wash.,
is the widow of John J. Bingman, who served during certain Indian wars
in Captain Randallís Company B., Second Idaho Volunteers, in 1877.
(I.W.W. Orig. 15637)
soldierís and widowís claims under the act of March 4, 1917, were
rejected on the ground that the official records of the United States
afford no evidence of alleged soldierís service in company E. Idaho
Mounted Volunteers, in 1877, and his name is not borne on the rolls of
any organization of Idaho Volunteers on file in the archives of said
as above cited is pensionable, and the only qu4estion involved is
whether the soldier actually rendered service as alleged.
Soldier claimed that he served in Company E, Idaho Volunteers
from June 15 to August 25, 1877, his wife (claimant) stated that he
served in the war against the Nez Perce Indians in Idaho in 1877 under
Capt. D.B. Randall. Captain
Randallsí company was Company B, not E, as alleged by the soldier.
support of the bill there have been filed the sworn statements of F.A.
Fenn, J.G. Rowton, and J.B. Morris, as follows:
am a citizen of the United States of the age of 68 years and a pensioner
under the act of March 4, 1917; I was personally well acquainted with
John Jacob Bingman in his lifetime; I was a member of Capt. D.B.
Randallís company of volunteers during the Nez Perce Indian war of
1877, and for a short time served as commissary sergeant of said company
in the campaign of 1877; I know personally that John Jacob Bingman
served in Capt. D.B. Randallís Company in that war, but as to whether
he was regularly enrolled in that company I can not say; I know that
John Jacob Bingman performed duty regularly with that company, and that
he received rations like any other member of the company while I acted
as commissary sergeant.
April 4, 1922
am a citizen of the United States of the age of 71 years and a pensioner
under the act of March 4, 1917; I was a resident of Idaho County, Idaho,
in the summer of 1877 and participated as a volunteer in Capt. D.B
Randallís company in the Nez Perce Indian war of 1877;
I was acquainted with John Jacob Bingman in his lifetime and
personally know that said John Jacob Bingman took an
active part as a volunteer with me in that war; said John Jacob
Bingman served in said war as a volunteer with men who were enrolled in
Capt. D.B. Randallís company of volunteers, but as to whether he was
so enrolled I can not say.
April 1, 1922
whom it may concern:
hereby certify that I am a physician and surgeon; that I was practicing
my profession in Idaho County, Idaho, in the year of 1877, and that I
was regimental surgeon for the volunteers and belonged to Capt.. D.B.
Randallís company, and that I personally know that John Jacob Bingman
resided in Idaho County and that he also belonged to Captain Randallís
company, and that he did active service all through the Nez Perce Indian
war and is as much entitled to pension as any person who devoted their
time and energy to protect our citizens and country.
March 25, 1922
papers is a repot from the Bureau of Pensions showing that Witnesses F.A.
Fenn and J.B. Morris are pensioned for service rendered in Captain
Randallís Company B, Second Idaho Volunteers in 1877.
Joshua G. Rowton is pensioned under the act of March 4, 1917, for
service in Company F., Nineteenth Kansas Cavalry, during the campaign
against the Cheyenne and Kiowa Indians. His name is not borne on the official muster roll of Captain
Randallís company, but it is found upon an unauthenticated typewritten
evidence has been filed showing that the claimant is the soldierís
legal widow. She was
married to him February 14, 1888, and lived with him until his death,
December 12, 1917.
is 67 years of age. Evidence filed in support of the bill indicates that she has
no property, but receives about $200 per year from the sale of property
which she did own. Medical
evidence shows that she is suffering with infirmities due to old age and
can only do light housework.
of all the facts it is believed that this committee should hold that the
claimantís husband served over 30 days in Capt. D. B. Randallís
Company B, Second Idaho Volunteers, during the Nez Perce Indian war in
1877, and that her name be placed on the pension roll as the widow of an
Indian war survivor at the rate of $12 per month, and it is so