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Civil War Pensions By State

This collection references specific pension records freely available through different project websites online. The pension law governing claims based on death or disability from military service was passed on 14 July 1862. Later pension laws were based on length of service and disability not necessarily incurred in the service. Beginning in 1892 women who were employed as nurses by the government were also eligible for pensions.

Indiana Civil War Pensions

Indiana Pension Records Boone County Houk, William , Application Abstract Clark County Anderson, James Brady, Levi , Widow’s Application & Misc. Elkhart County McFarren, James, Widow’s Application Grant County Boyer, Amandus , Invalid Application Abstract Delaney, John , Invalid Application & Abstracts Hancock County Manning,  Joel , Invalid Application & Misc. Howard County Atkisson, James W. , Invalid Application & Misc. Brass, Alexander , Invalid Application & Questionnaire Crousore, Andrew R. , Mother’s Application & Abstracts Jessup, Thomas J. , Misc. Papers & Csr Shaw,  James C. , Invalid, Widow’s Applications & Misc. Snow, John M. , Widow’s Application Johnson County Settles, Isaac , Invalid Application Lawrence County Evans, Elijah , Information & Death Statement Hostetler, George Robert , Invalid Application & Misc. Madison County Beaty, William R. , Widow’s Increase McKnight, Eleanor , Widows Application Morgan County Anderson, John , Invalid Questionnaire Randolph County Jackson, Jacob A. , Widow’s Application Scott County Collings, Thompson , Widow’s Application Collings, William P. , Invalid Application Sparks, William R. , Widow’s Application Whitson, Thomas W. , Widow’s Application Skeel, Nicholas , Invalid Application Abstract Skeel, Nicholas , Widow’s Application & Misc. Shelby County Bennett, James C. , Invalid Application Bennett, Jeremiah , Invalid Application McFerran, Lewis W. , Widow’s Application For Increase Sullivan County O’haver, Thomas B. , Invalid Application Tippecanoe County Fisher, Isaac , Father’s Application & Misc. Watkins, James Thomas , Application For Minor Heirs Compiled Service Records Clark County James R. Anderson Wayne County John A....

Georgia Civil War Pensions

All pages listed, hosted at USGenWeb Archives Project Georgia Babb, Tillman L. Invalid Application Babb, William A. Widow’s Application & Misc. Badger, George M. Widow’s Application Extracts Ballard, James Pope , Daughters’ Application Extracts Boyd, W. L. E. , Widow’s Application Boyd, William , Invalid Application Brewer, John Wesley , Invalid, Widow’s Applications & Misc Bridges, Wiley Jones , Father’s Application & Misc Bryan, W. A. , Invalid Questionnaire & Misc Caldwell, P. Ct. , Widow’s Questionnaire & Misc. Chambers, William , Invalid Questionnaire, Csr Extracts & Misc. Coulter, R. M. V. , Invalid, Widow’s Questionnaire & Misc. Forshee, Noah , Widow’s Application Fuller, James S. , Pension Abstract Gaultney, Zachariah Timothy , Widow’s Application & Misc. Harris, Abraham B. , Widow’s Application & Misc. Mrs. L. F. Harris , Widow of Weaver Jones Hill, Hamilton Henry , Invalid Application & Misc. Hill, Lewis , Invalid Application Hill, Slaughter , Invalid Application & Misc. Horton, Payton Flournoy, Invalid Questionnaire & Misc. Horton, Payton Flournoy, Invalid Questionnaire & Misc. Hudson, D. A. , Invalid Application & Misc. Huddleston, George B. , Invalid Application Jacobs, James W. , Invalid, Widow’s Applications & Misc. Jones, Nathaniel Levi, Widow’s Application Abstract & Misc. Jones, Weaver , Widow’s Affidavit & Misc. Kendrick, Thomas, Invalid Application Layfield, John, Widow’s Application & Misc. Massey, William D., Widow’s Application Abstract & Misc. Mitchell, Warren Anderson , Widow’s Application Abstract & Misc. Murrah, M. H., Widow’s Questionnaire Parker, John Forsyth , Invalid Application Abstract Prather, Richard , Invalid Questionnaire & Misc. Peterman, John Benjamin , Invalid Application & Misc. Peterman, John Benjamin , Widow’s Questionnaire & Misc. Ray,...

Florida Civil War Pensions

Florida Florida Confederate Pension Application Files Index Alachua County Baker County Bay County Bradford County Brevard County Broward County Calhoun Charlotte Citrus Clay Columbia Dade DeSoto Dixie Duval Escambia Flagler Franklin Gadsden Gilchrist Glades Gulf Hamilton Hardee Hendry Hernando Highlands Hillsborough Holmes Indian River Jackson Jefferson Lafayette Lake Lee Leon Levy Liberty Madison Manatee Marion Martin Monroe Nassau Okaloosa Okeechobee Orange Osceola Palm Beach Polk Putnam St. Johns St. Lucie Sarasota Seminole Sumter Suwannee Taylor Union Volusia Wakulla Walton Washington Civil War Pension Applications Following hosted at Florida Civil War Pension Project Surname A Surname Ba-Bel  Surname Bem-Bo  Surname Br-Bro Surname Bru-Bz Surname C-Ca Surname Ce-Com Surname Con-Cz Surname Da-De Surname Di-Dz Surname E Surname F Surname Ga-Gl Surname Go-Gz Surname H-Harr Surname Hart-Hig Surname Hil-Hz Surname I Surname J-Ji Surname Jo-Jz Surname K Surname La-Lei Surname Lem-Lz Surname Ma Surname McA-McL Surname McM-Mi Surname Mo-Mz Surname N Surname O Surname Pa-Pe Surname Pf-Pz Surname Q Surname Ra-Ri Surname Ro-Rz Surname Sa-Se Surname Sh-Sl  Surname Sm-Sp Surname St-Sy Surname Ta-Th Surname Ti-Ty Surname U Surname V Surname Wa-We Surname Wh-Wi Surname Wi-Wz Surname X Surname Y Surname Z Application for Pension hosted at USGenWeb Archives Pension Project Civil War ) Baker County John Edward Mobley Bradford County Green B. Goodman Solomon H. Renfroe Columbia County Daniel Levy Hancock J.C. Waldron Escambia County John Silcox Lawrence S. Browder Bartilla Emma, widow of Hawkins Clifton Sarah Fillman widow of John Silcox Pension of William F. Lewis Franklin County Pension Abstract: Hannah Amanda Blackwell Gadsden County Thomas Howell Pension Documentation, Alfred E. Hodge Hamilton County Pension of Felix Smith Hernando County Thomas J....

Arkansas Civil War Pensions

Arkansas (following hosted at USGenWeb Archives Pension Project Civil War ) Widow’s Application Abstract Johnson County Alverson, Joseph Pike County Townsend, William S. Invalid Widow’s Applications & Misc. Scott County Bates, Martin Stephen Cates, William F. Davis, William T. Lynch, John B. McClain, George W. McKay, Andrew C. Miner, Maston Speights, William Levi Williams, Elias Invalid Widow’s Application Abstracts Saline County Hicks, Thomas Jefferson P. Scott County Hooper, Ambrose Humes Journey, Elijah F. Widow’s Application Bradley County Castleberry, Jesse Columbia County Foster, Jackson Scott County Johnston, Whitmill M. McClain, John W. Stinson, James A. Wiley, Thomas Jefferson Invalid Application & Misc. Scott County Cornelius, George W. Jimison, Thomas J. Jones, William Smith Walker, Lewis Williams, John Widow’s and Minors Child’s Abstracts, Misc. Scott County Dawson, Peter Invalid Application Abstract Lonoke County Evans, Joel J. Scott County Hudgens, Henry W.C. Keeton, Daniel McCormack, W.A. Newborn, John Pinkney Minor Child’s Application Scott County George, William P . Mother’s Application & Misc. Scott County Tate, John...

Alabama Civil War Pension Records

Alabama Civil War Pension Records Description Barbour County Civil War Pensions, hosted at ALGenWeb Archives Project Application for the Relief of Confederate Soldier T. G. Loftin Application for Widow’s Pension Mrs. Emma Ellen [Fountain] Stephens Reclassification of Widow’s Pension Mrs. Emma Ellen [Fountain’ Stephens Application for the Relief of Confederate Soldier, J. W. Stephens Application for Widow’s Pension Susan A. Fountain Stephens Prisoner of War Records, Samuel E. Stephens Bibb County Civil War Pensions, hosted at Bibb County Alabama GenWeb Pritchett, William N. Quinn, J. V. Butler County Civil War Pensions, hosted at ALGenWeb Archives Project Harris, Polly, widow of John Harris, Lowndes County Wilson, David Russell, His war records February 10, 1899 Page, James Andrew, an abstraction Williams, Eshter A., widow of Squire F. Williams Civil War Pensions, hosted at Butler County ALGenWeb Burkett, W Henry Pension of widow Mary (Polly) Franklin Page, James Andrew CSA Pension App. Shreve, William Clement CSA Pension App. Stuart, Lewis Carnes Pension of widow Sarah Ann Parker Wilson, David Russell CSA Pension App. Calhoun County Civil War Pensions, hosted at ALGenWeb Archives Project George Washington Bennett Civil War Pension Application DeArman, John 1872 Scoggijns, S. D. “Mark” (Pvt) Chambers County Civil War Pensions, hosted at ALGenWeb Archives Project Allen, William (Pension) Barnes, F. L. (Pension) Bishop, Phronitia T. widow of William Blassengame, James L. CSA Records Blassingame, John M. (Pension) Brooks, James Thomas (Pension) Shreve, William Clement (Pension) Willoughby, Mary widow of J. T. (Pension) Cherokee County Civil War Pensions, hosted at ALGenWeb Archives Project Leath, John A. Pension Clarke County Individual Records, hosted at ALGenWeb Archives Project Thames, James, Monroe County...

Georgia War of 1812 Pensions

Pension application files for most War of 1812 veterans, however, will be found in the second series of pension files, i.e., those based on the acts of 1871 and 1878. These acts, based on length of service alone, relate mostly to militia veterans called to federal service. The 1871 act provided pensions to veterans who had served at least sixty days or to their widows if they had married before 1815. The 1878 act provided pensions to those veterans, or their widows, who only served fourteen days. By the time these acts were passed, most applicants were widows or minors rather than veterans themselves. A typical file usually contains the soldier’s or widow’s application file, a statement of service usually provided by the Pension Bureau, and other papers prepared by the Third Auditor’s Office. Of the two, the widow’s or minor’s application is potentially the richest in genealogical information. This is because the widow had to provide proof of marriage, including the date or place of marriage, and usually the maiden name. Important data about marriages before 1815 found in some of the files may not be available anywhere else. Interfiled among these pensions in some cases are some bounty land application files. While the pension files are not on microfilm, an informative index showing much data has been microfilmed as Index to War of 1812 Pension Application Files (M313, 102 rolls). Supplementing the index is a remarried widow’s card index, which covers the period 1816 – 1860. The alphabetically arranged index cards show the new remarried name of the veteran’s widow and the former veteran’s name. 1840 Pensioners...

Alabama War of 1812 Pensions

Pension application files for most War of 1812 veterans, however, will be found in the second series of pension files, i.e., those based on the acts of 1871 and 1878. These acts, based on length of service alone, relate mostly to militia veterans called to federal service. The 1871 act provided pensions to veterans who had served at least sixty days or to their widows if they had married before 1815. The 1878 act provided pensions to those veterans, or their widows, who only served fourteen days. By the time these acts were passed, most applicants were widows or minors rather than veterans themselves. A typical file usually contains the soldier’s or widow’s application file, a statement of service usually provided by the Pension Bureau, and other papers prepared by the Third Auditor’s Office. Of the two, the widow’s or minor’s application is potentially the richest in genealogical information. This is because the widow had to provide proof of marriage, including the date or place of marriage, and usually the maiden name. Important data about marriages before 1815 found in some of the files may not be available anywhere else. Interfiled among these pensions in some cases are some bounty land application files. While the pension files are not on microfilm, an informative index showing much data has been microfilmed as Index to War of 1812 Pension Application Files (M313, 102 rolls). Supplementing the index is a remarried widow’s card index, which covers the period 1816 – 1860. The alphabetically arranged index cards show the new remarried name of the veteran’s widow and the former veteran’s name. 1840 Pensioners...

General Index of Pension Files, 1861-1934

The National Archives have microfilm publication of a general index to pension files. The pension applications to which this index applies relate chiefly to Army, Navy, and Marine Corps service performed between 1861 and 1916. Most of the records relate to Civil War service; some relate to earlier service by Civil War veterans; others relate to service in the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Boxer Rebellion, and the Regular Establishment. There are no Federal pension records for service in Confederate forces. Each card in the general index gives a veteran’s name, rank, unit, and term of service; names of dependent(s); the filing date; the application number; the certificate number; and the state from which the claim was filed. The darker cards relate to naval service. Where to find the Records: You can search microfilm T-288 at the research facilities listed below. Alabama Birmingham Public Library, Tutwiler Collection of Southern History and Literature, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203. California NARA-Pacific Region (San Francisco), 1000 Commodore Dr., San Bruno, CA 94066-2350. District of Columbia National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20408-0001. Illinois NARA-Great Lakes Region (Chicago), 7358 South Pulaski Rd., Chicago, IL 60629-5898. Indiana Allen County Public Library, Historical Genealogy Department, 900 Webster, P.O. Box 2270, Fort Wayne, IN 46801-2270. Indiana State Library, Genealogy Division, 140 North Senate Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204. Massachusetts NARA-Northeast Region (Pittsfield), 10 Conte Drive, Pittsfield, MA 01201-8230. Michigan Library of Michigan, 717 West Allegan St., P.O. Box 30007, Lansing, MI 48909. New York New York Public Library, U.S. History, Local History & Genealogy Division, Fifth Ave. & 42nd St.,...
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