James W. Logan served as a corporal in Co. A, 31st Illinois Infantry Regiment, U.S. (Union) during the Civil War (War of Rebellion per below). He and his wife entered the Illinois Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home in Quincy, Illinois, in 1908. At the time, he and Eveline Wilson Logan were living in Cobden, Union County, Illinois. James W. Logan indicated his disability was based on age, a Civil War gunshot wound (G.S.W.), piles (hemorrhoids), and rheumatism.