War of 1812 Pension Files record example

War of 1812 Pension Files

Records: 1,305,010 · 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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"War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com//title/761/war-of-1812-pension-files: accessed March 9, 2021)

Publication Title
War of 1812 Pension Files
Total Records
1,305,010 · Complete: 82%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
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.