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.