War of 1812 Pension Files record example

    War of 1812 Pension Files

    Records: 1,304,990 · Complete: 82%

    The first applications were based on disability or death of a soldier. Beginning in 1871, they were based on service. A veteran's pension file typically includes his rank, place of residence, age or date of birth, and time of service. A widow's application usually includes her place of residence, her maiden name, date and place of marriage, circumstances of her husband's death, and the names of children under 16.

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    Source Information

    "War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/761/war-of-1812-pension-files: accessed August 11, 2022)

    Publication Title
    War of 1812 Pension Files
    Total Records
    1,304,990 · Complete: 82%
    Content Source
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    Publication Number
    n/a
    Record Group
    15
    Published on Fold3
    29 Apr 2011
    Last Updated
    27 Feb 2021
    Description
    The War of 1812 pension files resulted from a man's service during the war, 1812-1815. They were granted to the veteran, his widow, or his heirs.