A private of the 37th Mississippi Infantry
8 1/4 x 13 1/2, two sided, imprinted form, filled out in ink. Form No. 6. Application for Indigent Widow of Soldier or Sailor of the late Confederacy. For Mrs. Harriet F. Davis 64 years old, who is residing in Jasper County, Mississippi. Her husband was William S. Davis, who served in Captain B.F. Loper's Co., Company H, 37th Mississippi Regiment, (The Jasper Avengers) with the regiment being commanded by Colonel Orlando S. Holland. The document further states that Private Davis served in the Confederate army for about 3 years and surrendered at Greensboro, N.C. in 1865, and he died on October 1, 1901. Bears numerous signatures including members of the board and T.Q. Brame, the Chancery Clerk, with the embossed seal of the Chancery Court of Jasper County, with vignette of an eagle sitting on an olive branch with arrows in its talons.
Accompanying the pension document is a letter written in ink on a piece of 5 1/8 x 8 1/2 lined stationary.
Mr. T.Q. Brame,
Bay Springs, Miss.
I am living in Lumberton now and expect to make this my home as far as I know.
Light age toning and wear. Both items have a hole at the top of the paper. Archival tape repair on one of the folds on the reverse of the application document.
Private William S. Davis served with Co. H, 37th Mississippi Infantry, 1862-65.
The 37th Mississippi Infantry, saw action at Iuka, Corinth, Perryville, Vicksburg, the Atlanta campaign, and the Nashville campaign, to name a few places.