Here is the listing for Harris in the Pension Index, found on Ancestry: http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?gss=angs-c&new=1&rank=1&msT=1&gsfn=Francis+Kelly&gsfn_x=0&gsln=Har…
Do you know his wife's name or the county where they lived? Here is a listing of the Alabama, Texas and Virginia Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958: http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=texasconfederatepensions&so=2&pcat=MIL_PENSION&gss=angs-c&new=1…
Dear Mr. Walker,
Thank you so much for responding to my posting on History Hub. I have been working on finding this information for a very long time and I believe it would open up some new historical info about the Civil War that has not previously been known.
I did try to open the “Harris in the pension index” link that you furnished but after logging in, I got a message saying this was only available to institutions and not consumers.
Regarding the state pension records you mentioned, I do not believe Francis Kelly Harris received a confederate pension. Be believe he was recruited in England by Union Agents to go to Texas and join the Confederate Army and gather certain information and THEN find a way to get to the Union forces to report. Therefore, we believe any pension would have been a Union Pension. At some point after his last known location in Richmond, he returned to the UK and lived in Kirkcudbright, Scotland. We believe his pension was paid through US Consulate offices in either Glasgow, Scotland or Carlisle, England.
I really appreciate ANY assistance you may be able to give me. If the best way forward is to commission paid work by you or someone recommended by you, that, too, would be an option.
On behalf of Linda L. Skov (by her husband Erik)
PS I am attaching a timeline of Francis Kelly Harris with sources. I particularly find interesting the Identity of the Officer returning him from Fortress Monroe to Fort Delaware. Only a “very important person” would have been escorted by the Core Commander’s personal escort (adjutant).