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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mexican War, 1846 to 1848|Mexican War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[US Mexican War Pension Records|Pension Records]]''
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mexican War, 1846 to 1848|Mexican War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[US Mexican War Pension Records|Pension Records]]''
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Pensions were first granted to widows and minor children whose husbands or fathers had died in the service and to veterans who were disabled. Pensions based on 60 days of service were first granted to veterans or unremarried widows in 1887.
  
 
=== Pension Records  ===
 
=== Pension Records  ===
  
Pensions were first granted to widows and minor children whose husbands or fathers had died in the service and to veterans who were disabled. Pensions based on 60 days of service were first granted to veterans or unremarried widows in 1887. The following are the only pension records that have been microfilmed:
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'''Selected Application Files of the Morman Battalion'''
  
*''Selected Pension Application Files for Members of the Morman [sic] Battalion, Mexican War, 1846–48''. National Archives Microfilm Publication T1196. [FHL films [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F36152 0480129–49].
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The only pension records that have been microfilmed are:
  
Other pension files are available at the National Archives.
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*''Selected Pension Application Files for Members of the Morman Battalion, Mexican War, 1846–48''. (NARA T1196)
  
*A small number of individuals are mentioned in the [[1883 Pension Roll|1883 Pension Roll]].
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:'''Online'''
  
Below is an index to the names of veterans and widows who applied for or received pensions:  
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::*[http://www.fold3.com/title_96/mormon_battalion_pension_files Mormon Battalion Pension Files] (Fold3} ($)
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::*{{RecordSearch|1852758|United States, Mormon Battalion Pension Applications, 1846-1923}} (FamilySearch) - index only
  
*''Mexican War Index to Pension Files, 1887–1926''.  National Archives Microfilm Publication T317. (FHL films [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Mexican+War+index+to+pension+files%2C+1887-1926&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= 0537000]–13.) Alphabetically arranged and includes the veteran’s name, rank, and unit; names of dependents; date of filing and application; certificate numbers; act filed under; and state from which application was made.  
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:'''Libraries'''
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::*Locate these records at a library using [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/518490999 Worldcat].
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::*Family History Library {{FHL|0480129|disp=0480129–49}}
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'''Pension Records for Other Soldiers'''
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Pension records for other soldiers have not been microfilmed and are available only at the National Archives.
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A small number of individuals are mentioned in the [[1883 Pension Roll|1883 Pension Roll]].
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=== Indexes ===
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'''Mexican War Index to Pension Files, 1887–1926'''
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*''Mexican War Index to Pension Files, 1887–1926''.(NARA T317). (FHL films {{FHL|0537000|disp=0537000–13}}) Alphabetically arranged and includes the veteran’s name, rank, and unit; names of dependents; date of filing and application; certificate numbers; act filed under; and state from which application was made.
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:*{{RecordSearch|1979390|United States, Mexican War Pension Index, 1887-1926}} (FamilySearch)
  
 
:Published versions of the above index are listed below:  
 
:Published versions of the above index are listed below:  
  
::*Troxel, Navena Hembree, and Susan Merrill Warner. ''Mexican War Index to Pension Files, 1886–1926''. 13 Volumes. Plano, Texas: N. H. Troxel and S. M. Warner, 1983–92. [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F56733 973 M2mw].) Entries list either the name of the veteran or widow’s application number or both, state or country, unit served, date of application, and residence at the time of application.  
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::*Troxel, Navena Hembree, and Susan Merrill Warner. ''Mexican War Index to Pension Files, 1886–1926''. 13 Volumes. Plano, Texas: N. H. Troxel and S. M. Warner, 1983–92. (FHL book {{FHL|973 M2mw|disp=973 M2mw}}) Entries list either the name of the veteran or widow’s application number or both, state or country, unit served, date of application, and residence at the time of application.
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::*White, Virgil D. ''Index to Mexican War Pension Files''. Waynesboro, Tennessee: National Historical Publishing, 1989. (FHL book {{FHL|973 M22mw|disp=973 M22mw}}) Entries include the name of the veteran and widow, certificate number, date of application, and unit served.
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::*Wolfe, Barbara Schull. ''An Index to Mexican War Pension Applications''. Indianapolis, Indiana: Heritage House, 1985. (FHL book {{FHL|973 M22w|disp=973 M22w}}) Entries include the name, state where the veteran was living at the time of application, date of application, and application or certificate number.
  
::*White, Virgil D. ''Index to Mexican War Pension Files''. Waynesboro, Tennessee: National Historical Publishing, 1989. (FHL book [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Index+to+Mexican+War+pension+files&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= 973 M22mw].) Entries include the name of the veteran and widow, certificate number, date of application, and unit served.
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'''Old War Index to Pension Files, 1815-1926'''
  
::*Wolfe, Barbara Schull. ''An Index to Mexican War Pension Applications''. Indianapolis, Indiana: Heritage House, 1985. (FHL book [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&collectionId=&fed=false&page=1&catSearchType=keywords&searchCriteria=Index+to+Mexican+War+pension+applications&placeName=&author_givenName=&author_surname= 973 M22w].) Entries include the name, state where the veteran was living at the time of application, date of application, and application or certificate number.
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*The "[[Old War Index to Pension Files, 1815-1926]]" (NARA T316) also includes pensioners of the Mexican War. The records are available online. They relate mainly to pensions based on death or disability incurred in service and cover regular army, navy and volunteer soldiers.
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===

Revision as of 22:43, 22 April 2012

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Pensions were first granted to widows and minor children whose husbands or fathers had died in the service and to veterans who were disabled. Pensions based on 60 days of service were first granted to veterans or unremarried widows in 1887.

Pension Records

Selected Application Files of the Morman Battalion

The only pension records that have been microfilmed are:

  • Selected Pension Application Files for Members of the Morman Battalion, Mexican War, 1846–48. (NARA T1196)
Online
Libraries

Pension Records for Other Soldiers

Pension records for other soldiers have not been microfilmed and are available only at the National Archives.

A small number of individuals are mentioned in the 1883 Pension Roll.

Indexes

Mexican War Index to Pension Files, 1887–1926

  • Mexican War Index to Pension Files, 1887–1926.(NARA T317). (FHL films 0537000–13) Alphabetically arranged and includes the veteran’s name, rank, and unit; names of dependents; date of filing and application; certificate numbers; act filed under; and state from which application was made.
Published versions of the above index are listed below:
  • Troxel, Navena Hembree, and Susan Merrill Warner. Mexican War Index to Pension Files, 1886–1926. 13 Volumes. Plano, Texas: N. H. Troxel and S. M. Warner, 1983–92. (FHL book 973 M2mw) Entries list either the name of the veteran or widow’s application number or both, state or country, unit served, date of application, and residence at the time of application.
  • White, Virgil D. Index to Mexican War Pension Files. Waynesboro, Tennessee: National Historical Publishing, 1989. (FHL book 973 M22mw) Entries include the name of the veteran and widow, certificate number, date of application, and unit served.
  • Wolfe, Barbara Schull. An Index to Mexican War Pension Applications. Indianapolis, Indiana: Heritage House, 1985. (FHL book 973 M22w) Entries include the name, state where the veteran was living at the time of application, date of application, and application or certificate number.

Old War Index to Pension Files, 1815-1926

  • The "Old War Index to Pension Files, 1815-1926" (NARA T316) also includes pensioners of the Mexican War. The records are available online. They relate mainly to pensions based on death or disability incurred in service and cover regular army, navy and volunteer soldiers.

References