General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934
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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:
- Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 (Ancestry) ($)
- United States, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 (FamilySearch)
- A wiki article describing the above online collection is found at: