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A.M. Pyron 1866 Before He Left For Texas

Posted by
halfback (Rolla, United States) on 16 July 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.


I have a zerox copy of a handwritten letter that the daughter of A.M.
Pyron, Mary Pyron, wrote on July 31, 1931 for her father's application
for a Confederate pension. Her letter is addressed to Anna Price
Hewett, San Antonio, Texas. Anna Price Hewett had some role to play
in grandfather's Confederate pension application. In his pension
file in the Texas state Archives there is a letter from Anna Price
Hewett to George H. Sheppard, State Comptroller, dated August 3, 1931.
I am not sure what Anna's role was in the application process.

The July 31, 1931 letter of Mary Pyron to Anna Price Hewett is part of
the A.M. Pyron pension application file at the Texas state Archives.
It has an office stamp of August 4, 1931 on it and a signature. I
went to the Archives building on the grounds of the state capital in
Austin in about 1979 and they zeroxed the documents in his file for
me. Several years later I scanned most of the documents, which are
shown below as separate photo copies. I am typing the letter of Mary
Pyron to Anna Price Hewett here because I did not scan it.

"Somerset, Texas
July 31, 1931

Anna Price Hewett
San Antonio, Texas

Dear Miss Hewett:

My father say he enlisted in the Confederate army after his 17th
birthday which was November 17, 1863, at Hamburg, Arkansas under
Captain Hawkins and Colonel Slemonds, 2nd Arkansas Cavalry, letter of
company, I, a very important regiment at the time. They were on the
march when Lee surrendered, and were camped on the Red River in Texas.
He said when news came, they disbanded, and he went back to his home
Arkansas, in Ashley county, 8 miles from Hamburg. He does not
remember how long he was home when he was called to Hamburg to sign a
paper that he would support the Union - Reconstruction time - he
called it.

He was never in a battle but in several skirmishes, one time near Pine
Bluff, Arkansas. His horse was shot, but did not die there. He said
he got the horse back to camp by walking and leading him.

This isn't much information but he says its hard to remember back 65
years, so if you will write the War Department again perhaps these
dates will help some.
Yours sincerely,
Mary Pyron"

These links below are to pages of A.M. Pyron's Confederate pension
application, which was approved.

Links: A.M. Pyron Confederate Pension Application Part One Part Two Part Three
J.W. Deal testimony Part Four
Bexar county letter Part Five
Approval of A.M. Pyron pensi