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This is a cross reference card which is very much an official record in this series indicating an alternate spelling for the soldier's last name.

Image, found in War of 1812 Pension Files: Page 1 · 14 Jul 2015 You

This is the back of the document you see in the previous image. The Record and Pension Office staff was very good about re-using scrap paper! Everything in these files is…

Image, found in Civil War "Widows' Pensions": Page 47 · 04 Jun 2015 You

This soldier served in the Spanish American War (see Span Am Index). This pension index is called "Civil War and Later Veterans Pension Index" since it is a finding aid covering…

Image, found in Civil War Pensions Index: Burnett, William H. · 26 Apr 2015 You

This was checked in the original textual file, and the pension office did indeed place it with the Gamble file. We may not know all the reasons why they filed it here, but take…

Image, found in Civil War "Widows' Pensions": Page 41 · 13 Mar 2015 You

The Commissioner of Pensions for the State of Georgia inquired about this soldier's military service -- asked for a "statement of service." The act of answering inquires is…

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - GA: Page 16 · 07 Mar 2015 You

Everything in the textual file in DC has been imaged and is present here.

Image, found in War of 1812 Pension Files: Page 39 · 03 Mar 2015 You

Pull up the filmstrip ... images of the physical file folders were separated from their documents by the indexing.

Image, found in Southern Claims - Barred and Disallowed: Page 1 · 26 Feb 2015 You

Bartley Hudgins War of 1812 pension file starts here http://www.fold3.com/image/314324262/

Memorial Page: War of 1812 Pension Files · 08 Feb 2015 You

The Pension Office often reused forms, so this is the back of the card in image 17. Note the long line drawn to show their intent to "cross out" this side in favor of the other…

Image, found in War of 1812 Pension Files: Page 16 · 05 Feb 2015 You

Yes, his certificate number was SC 201110. You may request a copy of the file from the National Archives in Washington, DC. Visit www.archives.gov

Image, found in Civil War Pensions Index: Beckman, Solomon · 01 Feb 2015 You

Bartley's "testimony" is the letter you see from him in images 13 and 14.

Image, found in Civil War "Widows' Pensions": Page 18 · 24 Jan 2015 You

This document is in the correct file. The Pension Office always investigated to confirm witnesses to the case actually served where and when they stated they did when the…

Image, found in Civil War "Widows' Pensions": Page 18 · 24 Jan 2015 You

"Old War" files relate chiefly to claims based on death or disability incurred in military service between the end of the Revolutionary War and the outbreak of the Civil War in…

Memorial Page: Elisha Inman · 02 Nov 2014 You

Request a photo copy of file WO #616866 from the National Archives. This series of pension application files has not yet been digitized.

Image, found in Civil War Pensions Index: Simpson, John S. · 26 Oct 2014 You

Open the filmstrip at the bottom of the image and look for the page: it is here: http://www.fold3.com/image/76179029/

Image, found in Census - US Federal 1860: Page 75 · 22 Jul 2014 You

The letters "I" and "J" were almost indistinguishable in 19th century handwriting. In fact, the Army at that time did not use "J" as a designation for a company for this reason. …

Image, found in Civil War Soldiers - Confederate - MS: Page 1 · 26 May 2014 You

See notations on Plummer's pension index card here: http://www.fold3.com/image/96891/?terms=jacob f plummer#96891/ and Frazier's index card…

Image, found in Civil War "Widows' Pensions": Page 262 · 11 Apr 2014 You

Another 64,000 images were indexed and uploaded to this collection just in the past month! Kudos, Fold3!

Memorial Page: Civil War "Widows' Pension" Applications · 11 Apr 2014 You

And the file is put under the certificate number that represents HER last action in securing a pension.

Image, found in Civil War "Widows' Pensions": Page 262 · 11 Apr 2014 You

The pension office consolidated the documents of all multiple soldier husbands into the one widow pensioner's file. This was the usual filing practice. So the widow married more…

Image, found in Civil War "Widows' Pensions": Page 262 · 11 Apr 2014 You