George Washington Pilgrim

Portrait of George Washington Pilgrim Headstone Photograph

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G. W. Pilgrim
1840 - 1926
6, Ga. Reg.
Wheeler's Brig.
Tenn. Army
Full Name: George Washington Pilgrim
Location: Section:Confederate Field, Section 1 (F)
Row:S  Number:18
Reason for Eligibility: Confederate Veteran 
Birth Date: 1840 
Died: August 15, 1926 
Buried: August 17, 1926 
Confederate Home Roster Information:
Birth Place: Georgia 
Occupation: Farmer 
Marital Status: Widower 
Came To Texas: 1870 
Residence: Pittsburg, Texas 
Admitted To Home: June 26, 1925 
Religion: Methodist 
 

PILGRIM, GEORGE WASHINGTON (1840 ~ 1926). George Washington Pilgrim was born in Georgia in 1840. During the Civil War, Pilgrim and his brother, Isaac, were mustered into service on July 11, 1861, at Lynchburg, Virginia. Both fought in the same unit, Company G, 6th Georgia Cavalry, Iverson's Brigade, Martin's Division, Wheeler's Corp, Army of Tennessee. While serving in the war, Pilgrim participated in many battles, but most notable: Antietam, Chancellorsville, Franklin, and Nashville. At Nashville, the Confederate army was almost annihilated, and Pilgrim was wounded. After Lee's surrender, Pilgrim was discharged from the Army in April 1865.

After serving for the Confederacy, he moved to Texas in 1870, and settled in Pittsburg, Camp County. While living in Texas, Pilgrim worked as a farmer and was a Methodist. On August 10, 1913, Pilgrim filed a Soldiers' Application for Pension for Soldiers in Indigent Circumstances with the State of Texas. He received a monthly pension of $50. Due to old age, Pilgrim was admitted to the Confederate Men's Home in Austin, Texas on June 26, 1925, and died on August 15, 1926.

Information taken from Confederate Home Roster and Family Information.

Additional Multimedia Files To Download:

#5043) Title:Camp County Confederate Veterans
Source:Celeste Pilgrim
Description:Rotary Luncheon in Pittsburg, Texas on May 15, 1923

 

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