Navy Survivors' Certificates
A typical pension includes the application and original jacket; a brief of the case prepared by the Pension Bureau; a statement of the service record supplied by the Navy Department; affidavits, and other documentary evidence submitted in support of the claim; correspondence from interested persons; and occasionally a certificate of discharge, a death certificate, and papers relating to claims for burial expenses.…More
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Case Files of Approved Pension Applications of Civil War and Later Navy Veterans (Navy Survivors' Certificates), 1861-1910. Original data from: The National Archives
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