The soldier(s) name is: James L. Ashcraft
Co. D, 26th AR Inf. Enlisted: Bradley Co.
Neighbors and first cousins, the two are James Leonard Ashcraft married Cath. F. Crook, and James Leon Ashcraft married Sarah Jane Byrd.
I have two service record cards: Company Muster Roll both for J.L. Ashcraft; March & April 1863; Last paid to Feb. 28, 1863. Here is where the two cards differ; one says "Present", the other says "Died in camp near Little Rock April 7, 1863".
One card follows that says "Present" for May & June 1863; paid to April 30, 1862 (obviously a clerical error).
Leonard's wife died before widow's pensions were offered.
Leon's wife, Sarah Jane, applied in 1905. She and two men who served with Leon state he was killed by Federal soldiers in October of 1863. Her pension was denied for lack of proof of husband's death.
A clue may exist if I could find the date that the Bradley Co. Indigent Families of Soldiers list was compiled in Monticello by the Freedman's Bureau. Leonard's wife and children are not listed; Leon's wife and children are listed.
Thanks ever so much for any input whatsoever!