Coleman, Anschutz & Erk joint affidavit, Page 1: "We, Christian Coleman & Andrew Anschutz and Andrew Erk on our oath state that we were privates (except Andrew Erk who was sergeant) of Co “I” 2nd Ky Vol Infty & were present with our said Co at the Battle of Pittsburg Landing [a.k.a. Battle of Shiloh] on April 6th & 7th 1862. That we well remember Justus Schwab a sergeant of our Co and that he was present at said fight on the night of April 6th it rained all night & he with the balance of us stood all night without shelter in line of battle and on the night of the 7th April we all laid in a cornfield, on low level ground covered with water several inches deep, from which exposure the said Justus Schwab caught a hard cold from which he was unable to do duty for several weeks and his health began to fail and he was unable after said time to keep up with his company on a march & had to have comrades help him to carry his knapsack and soon became emaciated and looked like a sick man & was in fact frequently sick but refused to go to the Hospital, but insisted on Staying with his Co. until the fall of 1863 when he was detailed on account of his ill health on recruiting duty & sent home and was absent from the Co. untill [sic] about April 1864. On his return he looked much better, but was still feble [sic] in health and so continued untill his discharge in June.
"We have no interest either direct or indirect in this application for pension or the prosecution of the same."
That our P.O. address is as follows;
Andrew Anschutz, 595 Walnut St
Andrew Erk, No.10 McMicken Ave, both Cincinnati
Christian Coleman resides at Ludlow Kenton Co Kentucky
Andrew Erk, Seagt
Sworn & subscribed to before me the said Christian Coleman, Andrew Anschutz & Andrew Erk this 3rd day of April 1879.
D.S. Vanpelt, Notary Public Hamilton Co Ohio