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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 to Pension Files|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.
  
  
The pension files that this index and the "Organizational Index" refer to have not been filmed and are only available at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. You can [http://www.archives.gov/forms order copies] from the National Archives. The archives staff will copy only selected documents unless you specifically request copies of all the documents in the file.
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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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:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4654 Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934] (Ancestry) ($)
 
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4654 Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934] (Ancestry) ($)
 
:*{{RecordSearch|1919699|United States, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934}} (FamilySearch)
 
:*{{RecordSearch|1919699|United States, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934}} (FamilySearch)
 
::A wiki article describing the above online collection is found at:
 
 
::*[[United States, General Index to Pension Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, General Index to Pension Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
  
 
'''Libraries'''  
 
'''Libraries'''  
  
 
:*Locate these records at a library using [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=%22General+Index+to+Pension+Files%22 Worldcat].  
 
:*Locate these records at a library using [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=%22General+Index+to+Pension+Files%22 Worldcat].  
:*Family History Library {{FHL|540757|disp=FHL 540757-541300}}
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:*Family History Library {{FHL|184124|title-id|disp=FHL 540757-541300}}
  
 
=== See also ===
 
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[[Category:United_States_Civil_War,_1861_to_1865]] [[Category:US Indian Wars, 1780s-1890s]]
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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]]

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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.


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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Libraries

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