Final pay of deceased soldier
Would it be odd for the family of a deceased soldier to not file for any back pay he had coming?
A. Brooking (real name Assurbus with an array of spellings) is listed on the register of general hospital, Howard's Grove, Richmond, Virginia. He was admitted 6 July 1864 and died of measles in July or August of 1864 (conflicting records) He was a private in Co. K, 4th Alabama Infantry. I finally found his grave in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, where his name is listed in their records as A. Brookling. Seems one of his CSA records was incorrectly written or transcribed. I could not find a record of his widow filing for a pension, or even a claim for any back pay he might have had coming. This seems strange to me, especially since the widow of his brother, Sterling Brooking, Co. A 47th Alabama Infantry, did file for his back pay. Another deceased brother, James Claiborne Brooking, Co. F, Private, 4th Georgia Infantry, also has a record of his widow making a claim. Is there somewhere else I should be looking?
Thanks for any thoughts.