Background. While researching ancestor named Henry SCHRIML born 5 OCT 1809 Bavaria and died 16 APR 1865. Married to Katherine Maria HERRMANN born 24 JUL 1815 Germany and died 29 Jan 1901 Dayton, Ohio. I found family writings that "... [h]e had been an officer [Captain] in the Civil War, was shot in the chest by the enemy and contracted tuberculosis and died shortly afterwards". Because of surname misspellings, "Americanizing" (Schriml, Schimmel, Schiml, Smith, Schmidt, etc), I cannot find him nor the widow pension for his wife.
Question To make sure I'm not eliminating folks, I want to make sure I'm understanding the use of the "Date Of Filing" portion of the Civil War pension cards. So I'm looking for an explanation or definition of that column on the cards. Thank you.