Civil War "Widows' Pensions" record example

    Civil War "Widows' Pensions"

    Records: 2,137,078Complete: 21%

    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 parents. These files are unfilmed textual records.

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    Fold3, Civil War "Widows' Pensions" ( : accessed January 29, 2023), database and images,

    Publication Title
    Civil War "Widows' Pensions"
    Total Records
    2,137,078Complete: 21%
    Content Source
    The National Archives logoThe National Archives
    Record Group
    Published on Fold3
    11 Oct 2008
    Last Updated
    03 Nov 2017
    Approved pension applications of widows and other dependents of Civil War veterans who served between 1861 and 1910.