Included in the Civil War Pension records I have for Mason J. Plummer is a affidavit from Oliver C. Nokes, of Welda, Anderson Co. Kansas. The Nokes are not of my family lines. I am posting my transcription of the record in hopes it helps someone. Marysue.... now in Aransas Pass TX
Aug 1883 - Welda, Anderson Co. KS.Affidavit from Oliver C. Nokes. Oliver C. Nokes, age 58, served in Co. "D", 10th Regt. Kansas Vol.states that on or about the 16th of Dec. 1864 near Nashville, Tenn, Mason J. Plummer incurred a gunshot wound in left thigh between hip and knee joint. Had just made a charge.Was ordered to lie down, then was ordered to rise and charge again and as we raised, he received the shot.Capt. Jones gave us the order.I was by his side and saw it myself.Then on the 10th of April 1865 at Fort Blakely, Alabama, just after the battle of Fort Blakely I saw and visited M.J. Plummer in his tent when he complained very much of pain in the head and inflamed eyes.I also saw him often.We removed to Montgomery, Alabama,He was under treatment by the Regimental Surgeon. From that time till we were discharged at Fort Leavenworth his eyes were inflamed very much.My means of knowing is from observation at the time.The Battle of Ft. Blakely was fought 7 April 1865.Soon after I asked Mason J. Plummer to go and see his brother, he said he could not, his head hurt him.His eyes looked bad then, saw him until we were discharged the 19 day of Sept 1865.He had a wet cloth over his eyes often.I have looked at his eyes often and I told him he would have trouble with them. Signed: O.C. Nokes.