Hello George, As far as I know all former Confederates and widows of the original 11 Confederate States did receive State pensions if they lived long enough and met certain criteria. Also Kentucky also had pensions for both Union and Confederate although the Federal pensions were awarded much sooner. I want to say it was about 1910 that Confederates and their widows started getting pensions from the State of Kentucky. Not sure about Missouri and Maryland.
I passed through Gulfport about a week ago but it was 2:00 in the morning way too late for phone calls. Busy, busy, busy would describe the past few months both in work and the Chase biographies. Talking to the West Virginia Civil War Roundtable about the dead at Camp Chase in a few weeks and then the radio interview in West Virginia about Camp Chase and then the Camp Chase Memorial in Ohio on Memorial Day.
BTW I found another 7th Mississippi Soldiers grave however it's probably old news. Because it had to do with the 7th Mississippi I bought you a booklet about his tombstone and grave. I still have your physical address and will sent it to you this coming Monday which means you should receive it about next Thursday. I ran across a fellow who pretty much does the same as I do when it comes to cemeteries as he writes biographies of the dead. The soldier in question was with Company D of the 7th Mississippi Regiment Infantry.