I can't make out the location in the first one. It looks like it reads "at or near Ostusror?" Could it be in Missouri? There was a lot of fighting and local warfare between both sides.
The second document seems to say he was a soldier. I can't read the punctuation, so the first line is confusing as to who the deceased soldier is. I think it is saying the deceased soldier is John Lindsey, the husband of the Claimant. John's mother was Lydia or something close to that.
Here is the best that I can do.
attended the funeral of said deceased soldier the former husband of claimant John Lindsey we know is dead from the talk we have heard in claimants family from time to time & from the personal knowl-edge we have of the family ?U - latione? of said claimant & deceased soldier. We lotte? personally nuern? Miss Lydist? Lindsey who was the mother of said John Lindsey de-ceased during her lifetime.
We have lived? at her home in Macon county, MO and have heard her talk about claimant and her deceased husband relating incidents & family occurences which took place before the death of said John Lindsey & connecting claimant as his wife with the sauly?? a family record volicle? cal? have seen these in the houses-sin? of said mother Lydial? Lindsey, we have cile?? informed her Ciele? sent to the Commission of Pensions Washington D.C. giving the date of the death of said John Lindsey, we here reason to believe is genuine in every respect & entitled to credit on recollection now is that said.