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Mississippi Pension act

The language of Mississippi’s pension act is as follows: “To every such soldier or sailor [who had lost a leg, or an arm], or servant of the officers, soldiers and sailors of the late Confederacy who is now, or may hereafter be, otherwise incapacitated for manual labor by reason of a wound received in said service; and, to the widow remaining unmarried, of any soldier or sailor who lost his life in said service, while a citizen of this State” (“An act for the relief of certain soldiers and sailors and servants of officers, soldiers and sailors of the late war between the States,” Chapter 12, Laws of the State of Mississippi, Passed at a Regular Session of the Mississippi Legislature, Held in the City of Jackson, Commencing Jan’y 3, 1888, and Ending March 8, 1888 [Jackson, Miss.: R. H. Henry, 1888], 30).

No difference in recognition here. Reminds me of the 1956 law recognzing CSA soldiers as Us Vets. They served they suffered they are granted pensions.