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Balmon Blakey Pyle

Letter From M. S. Pyle, Alto, Texas, For Comrades To Confirm Confederate Service.

M. S. Pyle, of Alto, Tex., is trying to secure testimony to his record as a Confederate soldier the will enable him to get a pension. He volunteered at Marshall, Tex., in December, 1863, in Captain Stith's and Beard's company, and later was transferred to Company E, Harrison's Cavalry Regiment at Waco. The regiment then joined Magruder's command at Fort Smith, Ark., and there Comrade Pyle was captured and sent to a prison near Galveston, and was released after the surrender. He was reared by a relative named Balmon, who lived near Marshall, Tex., on Parker Creek. Any information can be sent to Capt. P. A. Blakey, Alto, Tex.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, June, 1922.

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