Civil War Pensions Index

Records: 2,987,384 · Complete: 99%

This publication contains index cards for pension applications of veterans who served in the U.S. Army between 1861 and 1900, including 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. Unique to this series of records are death dates and locations for many of the veterans who died after the war.

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Fold3, Civil War Pensions Index (/title/57/civil-war-pensions-index :accessed December 2, 2020), database and images,

Publication Title
Civil War Pensions Index
Total Records
Records: 2,987,384 · Complete: 99%
Content Source
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Published on Fold3
September 23, 2006
Last Updated
June 17, 2015
NARA T289. Pension applications for service in the US Army between 1861 and 1900, grouped according to the units in which the veterans served.