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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|Civil War]] (1861-1865)
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"General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934" (NARA T288) The collection relates to service between 1861 and 1916. This index is similar to the "Organization Index". It is arranged in a different format, however. The index is arranged by the veteran’s or widow’s name and his unit, rank, date and application number, certificate number if accepted, and state of filing.
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"General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934" (NARA T288) The collection relates to service between 1861 and 1916. This index is similar to the "Organization Index". It is arranged in a different format, however. The index is arranged by the veteran’s or widow’s name and his unit, rank, date and application number, certificate number if accepted, and state of filing.  
  
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<br> The actual pension records that the "Organization Index" and "General Index" cards refer to are currently only available through the National Archives. See [[Union Pension Records#Civil_War_.E2.80.98Widows.E2.80.99_Pensions|Civil War ‘Widows’ Pensions]] for more information.
  
The actual pension records that the "Organization Index" and "General Index" cards refer to are currently only available through the National Archives. See [[Union Pension Records#Civil War ‘Widows’ Pensions|Civil War ‘Widows’ Pensions]] for more information.
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*Name  
 
*Name  
*Name of dependent (widow or child)
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*Name of dependent (widow or child)  
*Service (often company and regiment)
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*Service (often company and regiment)  
*Date of application filing
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*Date of application filing  
 
*Application number
 
*Application number
  
 
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*Certificate number (if pension was approved)
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*Certificate number (if pension was approved)  
*State where application was filed
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*State where application was filed  
*Attorneys name
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*Attorneys name  
 
*Remarks
 
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'''Online'''  
 
'''Online'''  
  
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4654 Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934] (Ancestry) ($)
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=== See also ===
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=== See also ===
  
 
*[[Organization Index to Pension Files|Organization Index to Pension Files]]
 
*[[Organization Index to Pension Files|Organization Index to Pension Files]]
  
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[[Category:United_States_Civil_War,_1861_to_1865]] [[Category:US_Indian_Wars,_1780s-1890s]] [[Category:United_States_in_Spanish-American_War,_1898]] [[Category:United_States_in_Philippine_Insurrection,_1899_to_1902]] [[Category:NARA_military records]]

Latest revision as of 07:16, 3 July 2014

Wars covered
(list may not be complete)

"General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934" (NARA T288) The collection relates to service between 1861 and 1916. This index is similar to the "Organization Index". It is arranged in a different format, however. The index is arranged by the veteran’s or widow’s name and his unit, rank, date and application number, certificate number if accepted, and state of filing.


The actual pension records that the "Organization Index" and "General Index" cards refer to are currently only available through the National Archives. See Civil War ‘Widows’ Pensions for more information.

Content of the Records:

  • Name
  • Name of dependent (widow or child)
  • Service (often company and regiment)
  • Date of application filing
  • Application number
  • Certificate number (if pension was approved)
  • State where application was filed
  • Attorneys name
  • Remarks

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