4 edition of Increase of pensions to certain soldiers of the Civil War. found in the catalog.
Increase of pensions to certain soldiers of the Civil War.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Invalid Pensions.
|Other titles||Increase of pensions for Byron C. Mitchell, Calvin P. Lynn, and Harry S. Lee|
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Initially, Mississippi’s pensions for Confederate veterans were limited to soldiers or sailors and their former servants with a disability sustained during the war, such as the loss of a limb, that prevented them from engaging in manual labor, and to women who had been widowed during the war . After the war ended, pension applications were submitted by widows and other dependents of Civil War veterans who served between and These records are for those pensions approved by the federal government.
The USGenWeb Archive Project - Alabama File Managers. SORRY, BUT THE ALABAMA FILE MANAGERS CANNOT HELP YOU WITH PERSONAL RESEARCH WE DO NOT LIVE IN ALABAMA AND HAVE NO ACCESS TO ANY RECORDS Record Of Appications For Pensions For Cleburne County pension records Page 1 Page 2 Some Civil War Soldiers in Cleburne County: . Civil war pension files can be an invaluable resource in genealogy research. Read our tips on how to access and use these records to find your ancestors! The Civil War was fought in the United States from , and approximately , Americans served on either the Union (Northern) or Confederate (Southern) side.
Confederate Pension Application. Civil War Pensions. Contributed by Robert C. Kenzer. In the immediate postwar years, Virginia tried to provide aid to its soldiers who had suffered significant disabilities during the American Civil War (–), especially those who had lost limbs. Over time the state shifted its artificial-limbs program to a commutation payment. The Act provided pensions for all Union Army veterans who had served ninety days and who were unable to perform manual labor, whether or not the cause of their disability was related to their service in the American Civil War. The Act also provided pensions for .
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Grantingannadpensions increase of pensions to certain soldiers arid sailors of. the Civil Warand certain widows,and dependent children of soldiers and sailors'of said war, having met, after full and free conference have agreed to recommend'and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows: That"the' Senaterecede from its amendments numbered 1, 2, 3, 7.
But amounts increased as it became necessary to recruit soldiers to a war that was no longer popular or easy, and pensions served as recruiting tools. These first recipients only received benefits from the time of their application.
Civil War pensions became the world’s largest welfare system. Since soldiers’ homes were only available for long-term care, veterans had to patch together treatment and. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, This database contains the names of approximately million soldiers who served in the American Civil War.
In addition to their names, information that may be listed for each soldier includes regiment, company, and rank. U.S., Civil War Soldier. The roll also includes several veterans and widows who were receiving pensions for service during the War of Civil War Pensioners on the Roll This online book gives the name of each Civil War pensioner for all Pennsylvania counties inthe cause for which pensioned (how wounded), the post-office address, the rate of pension per.
This publication contains index cards for pension applications of veterans who served in the U.S. Army between andincluding wars other than the Civil War.
Records are sorted by units within regiments from each state in the Union. Find a soldier by searching on his name or browse by regiment. Learn about his term of service, and use the information to request his pension record.
unit(s) in which he served, and the counties in which he and his widow lived after the Civil War. Alabama In Alabama began granting pensions to Confederate veterans who had lost arms or legs. In the State began granting pensions to veterans' widows. In the law was amended to grant pensions to indigent veterans or their widows.
Following the Civil War, pensions were initially granted under the "General Law" enacted on 22 July in an effort to recruit volunteers, and later expanded on 14 July as "An Act to Grant Pensions," which provided pensions for soldiers with war-related disabilities, and for widows, children under sixteen years of age, and dependent relatives of soldiers who died in military service.
The files are grouped under the soldier's name. The pensioner's name (typically the widow's) is searchable, often giving her maiden name as well.
Children's names and other dependents' names are searchable as well. Case files include where and when a man served, details of his service, his life before the war, and his family, including information about his widow, children, and sometimes his. Still Paying a Civil War Pension More Federal troops gather in front of the Appomattox Court House near the time of Confederate Gen.
Robert E. Author: Curt Mills. An act to increase the pension of widows, minor children, and various Indian wars, and so forth, and to grant a pension to certain widows of the deceased soldiers and sailors of the late civil war.
Author: U.S. Congress Subject: Congr Session 1, Chapter ; \r\n Keywords. An Act To amend an Act entitled 'An Act to increase the pensions of widows, minor children, and so forth, of deceased soldiers and sailors of the late Civil War, the War with Mexico, the various Indian wars, and so forth, and to grant a pension to certain widows of the deceased soldiers and sailors of the late Civil War,' approved April nineteenth, nineteen hundred and eight, and for other purposes.
Veteran’s Pensions: The Law and Its Administration From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War. By Edward F. Waite. An Article from Harper’s new monthly magazine (Vol IssueJanuary, ) Text from: Library of Congress American Memory Collection The pension system of the United States, which, including the appropriation for the current year, has taken from the Treasury more.
Although U.S. Civil War veterans had received pensions since and Southern state governments had provided their veterans with artificial limbs and veteran retirement homes since the end of the war, it was not until the s and early s that the elevens states of the former Confederacy enacted what can accurately be called pension systems.
Civil War Pension Record Book. The Owsley County History and Genealogy Society announces the release of the new book, 'Civil War Pension Records of Owsley County, KY Veterans', Volume I.
These are transcribed records, compiled, alphabetically into volumes. This first volume includes surnames A-B. UPDATE: The custodial information presented in this post may be out of visit the Civil War Military Records Research page on for information on how to order Civil War Pension Files.
The following is a guest blog from Diane Dimkoff, director of the Customer Services Division. Detail of Authorization of Pension Petition, August 8, Dismantling the Myth of the “Black Confederate” A new book explores the false—yet oddly ubiquitous—belief that black men fought for the South during the Civil : Rebecca Onion.
The issue of pensions for Civil War veterans had been discussed since the s. Ina basic system was established which granted pensions to soldiers who could provide proof of time spent in the military and a disability incurred while in service.
Moses Triplett died inmaking his family members eligible for his Civil War pension. Irene Triplett’s mother died in — leaving the daughter eligible. USA Today notes that the last Civil War veteran died at age inand the last Civil War widow died in at age Author: Randy Lilleston.
Some Americans hoped to expand veterans’ benefits into pensions for all of the needy elderly and social insurance for workingmen and their families. But such hopes went against the logic of political reform in the Progressive Era.
Generous social spending faded along with the Civil War generation. Civil War pensions are especially fascinating because of the wide array of things people submitted as evidence." In the 19th and early 20th centuries, only Union soldiers were eligible for.Civil War Pensions Origins The Civil War affected an entire generation.
Forty-one percent of all north- ern white men born between and ,60 percent of those born between andand 8 1 percent of those born in served in the Union army during the Civil War. Union soldiers constituted a fairly representative cross.Confederate Pension Records - Civil War.
When Southern pension systems did finally emerge, they generally resembled the pre U.S. system: eligibility depended upon service-related disability or death and indigence, and widows as well as other dependents of deceased soldiers could receive pensions.