Member Spotlight Found in Civil War "Widows' Pensions" The National Archives Civil War "Widows' Pensions" Location: Civil War "Widows' Pensions"New YorkInfantryRegiment 52Company BSeiber, Jacob (WC5903)Page 14
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Was it an honor to drop a widow from the pension rolls due to death?

Sir: I have the honor to report that the name of the above-described pensioner who was last paid at $12, to Nov. 4, 1913, has this day been dropped from the roll because of death Nov. 23, 1913.

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  1. jjon

    jjon (16 Oct 2008)

    Based on the "flowery" phrasing of that era, the representative was probably stating that it was his "honor" to represent the widow of a soldier.
  2. western37onFootnote

    western37onFootnote (16 Oct 2008)

    It is the "flowery" phrasing of that era, but the "honor" was, I believe, simply that of a subordinate reporting (anything) to his superior.

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