Organization Index to Pension Files

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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|Civil War]] (1861-1865)
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|Civil War]] (1861-1865)  
*[[United States Indian Wars, 1780-s-1890-s|Indian Wars]] (1780s-1890s)
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*[[United States Indian Wars, 1780-s-1890-s|Indian Wars]] (1780s-1890s)  
*[[Spanish-American War, 1898|Spanish-American War]] (1898)
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*[[Spanish-American War, 1898|Spanish-American War]] (1898)  
 
*[[Philippine Insurrection, 1899 to 1902|Philippine Insurrection]] (1899-1902)
 
*[[Philippine Insurrection, 1899 to 1902|Philippine Insurrection]] (1899-1902)
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An Index to Pension Applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on online. Officially called the "Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900" (NARA T289). Despite the name, the records actually cover 1861-1917. This collection is also known as the "[http://linealarboretum.blogspot.com/2010/03/determining-if-your-ancestor-had-civil.html Organization Index]" and the "Civil War Pension Index Cards". It is similar to the "General Index to Pension Files". Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the [[Spanish-American War, 1898|Spanish-American War]], the [[Philippine Insurrection, 1899 to 1902|Philippine Insurrection]], the [[United States Indian Wars, 1780-s-1890-s|Indian Wars]], and [[World War I United States Military Records, 1917 to 1918|World War I]].
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An Index to Pension Applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on online. Officially called the "Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900" (NARA T289). Despite the name, the records actually cover 1861-1917. This collection is also known as the "[http://linealarboretum.blogspot.com/2010/03/determining-if-your-ancestor-had-civil.html Organization Index]" and the "Civil War Pension Index Cards". It is similar to the "General Index to Pension Files". Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the [[Spanish-American War, 1898|Spanish-American War]], the [[Philippine Insurrection, 1899 to 1902|Philippine Insurrection]], the [[United States Indian Wars, 1780-s-1890-s|Indian Wars]], and [[World War I United States Military Records, 1917 to 1918|World War I]].  
  
These records are also available free at any library providing free access to Fold3.com.
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These records are also available free at any library providing free access to Fold3.com.  
  
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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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.  
  
Content of the Records:
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Content of the Records:  
  
 
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*Name  
 
*Name  
*Rank, Company and Regiment
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*Rank, Company and Regiment  
*Date of enlistment
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*Date of enlistment  
*Date of discharge
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*Date of discharge  
 
*Date of application filing
 
*Date of application filing
  
 
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*Application number
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*Application number  
*Certificate number (if pension was approved)
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*Certificate number (if pension was approved)  
*Additional military service
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*Additional military service  
*Remarks
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*Remarks  
 
*Date and location of death
 
*Date and location of death
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'''Libraries'''  
 
'''Libraries'''  
  
:*Locate these records at a library using [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30306025 Worldcat].
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:*Locate these records at a library using [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30306025 Worldcat].  
 
:*Family History Library {{FHL|573022|title-id|disp=Various film numbers}}
 
:*Family History Library {{FHL|573022|title-id|disp=Various film numbers}}
  
=== See also ===
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=== See also ===
  
 
*[[General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934|General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934]]
 
*[[General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934|General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934]]
  
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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 records]]
 
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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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Revision as of 05:43, 3 July 2014

Wars covered
(list may not be complete)

An Index to Pension Applications of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on online. Officially called the "Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900" (NARA T289). Despite the name, the records actually cover 1861-1917. This collection is also known as the "Organization Index" and the "Civil War Pension Index Cards". It is similar to the "General Index to Pension Files". Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I.

These records are also available free at any library providing free access to Fold3.com.

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
  • Rank, Company and Regiment
  • Date of enlistment
  • Date of discharge
  • Date of application filing
  • Application number
  • Certificate number (if pension was approved)
  • Additional military service
  • Remarks
  • Date and location of death

Online

Libraries

See also