4 edition of Pensions to certain former widows of soldiers and sailors of the Civil War. found in the catalog.
Pensions to certain former widows of soldiers and sailors of the Civil War.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Invalid Pensions.
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An Act Granting pensions to certain enlisted men, soldiers, and officers who served in the civil war and the war with Mexico. —April 19 (35 Stat. 64) An act to increase the pension of widows, minor children, and various Indian wars, and so forth, and to grant a pension to certain widows of the deceased soldiers and sailors of the late. The Ancestry Library Edition has over 40 specialized databases you can search related to the Civil War, including lists of soldiers, pension indexes and service records. The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System contains million soldiers [Union and Confederate] includ African-American Union sailors.
During the Civil War, to bolster military recruitment, the U.S. government established pensions for veterans wounded in battle and widows of those killed. After the war. In other threads, the difficulties for widows of Civil War soldiers in dealing with both Union and Confederate Pension authorities has been documented. For the widows of the , men who served in the US Colored Troops and who had previously been enslaved, trying to prove marriage, service and cause of death for their husbands must have been.
Half-pay pensions to widows of enlisted men began during the war of , when special inducements were needed to secure enlistments. Legislation of this sort was restricted to widows of volunteers and militia-men until , when it was extended to widows of regular army soldiers who died of disabilities incurred in the Mexican war. A Pension Act for Civil War Union soldiers and sailors was adopted in February Beneficiaries were entitled to a monthly payment for those disabled during military service or, if killed, for their survivors. The amount depended upon rank. If judged disabled for manual labor, those ranked Lieutenant Colonel or above received $30 monthly whereas.
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Approved pension case files of widows and other dependents of soldiers submitted between and and sailors between and Some files may be for service in the War with Spain. The files are arranged numerically by certificate number.
Original files are located at the National Archives in Record Gr Records of the Veterans Administration. From the onset of the Civil War, the US government granted pensions to widows of men who died in service to the Union Army. Then the Pension Dependent Act of extended benefits to those who could prove that they were the widows of honorably discharged veterans serving the Union for at least ninety days during the Civil War.
The Virginia General Assembly passed Confederate pension acts in, andand a series of supplementary acts between and The act of provided pensions to Confederate soldiers, sailors, and marines disabled in action and to the widows of those killed in action.
Following the Civil War, pensions were initially granted under the "General Law" enacted on 22 July in an effort to recruit volunteers, and later expanded on 14 July as "An Act to Grant Pensions," which provided pensions for soldiers with war-related disabilities, and for widows, children under sixteen years of age, and dependent relatives of soldiers who died in military service.
This article was originally published on Octo It was updated on June 4,after Irene Triplett's family announced her passing. Irene Triplett, Last person to receive a pension from the U.S.
Civil War, has died at the age of Triplett’s father, Mose Triplett, began fighting in the war for the Confederacy. The roll also includes several veterans and widows who were receiving pensions for service during the War of Civil War Pensioners on the Roll This online book gives the name of each Civil War pensioner for all Pennsylvania counties inthe cause for which pensioned (how wounded), the post-office address, the rate of pension per.
Civil War pensions became the world’s largest welfare system. Since soldiers’ homes were only available for long-term care, veterans had to patch together treatment and. In the law was amended to grant pensions to indigent veterans or their widows.
Online: Alabama Civil War Service Cards File. Brief Historical Sketches of Military Organizations Raised In Alabama During the Civil War.
Alabama Confederate Pension and Service Records, (at ) ARKANSAS. Arkansas State Archives 1 Capitol Mall. List of Cherokee County Confederate Soldiers and Widows of Confederat Soldiers making application for relief, approved Feb.
13, (pdf)" Received of Judge R. Savage, applications for relief under the act for the relief of needy disabled confederate soldiers sailors and widows of confederate soldiers approved Febru for the persons whose names are on the foregoing list for the.
The last Union widow, Gertrude Janeway, died Jan. 17,also at age The last Civil War veterans themselves, both Union and Confederate, died in the s.
Both men were more than years. “An act amending the laws granting pensions to the soldiers and sailors of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve, and their widows, and for other purposes,” 20 Stat. 27 (9 Mar ). ↩ Neshoba County, MS, Deed Book Q:Wilmoth Gentry et al.
to Lemuel Knowles, 19 Dec ↩. 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.
Not Every Civil War Veteran Received A Federal Pension While a large number of pensions had been processed, it only represented a portion of the soldiers who served. Most of my pension research centers on one particular union regiment and 70% of its nearly men had a pension application associated with their service.
grantingannadpensions increase of pensions to certain soldiers arid sailors of. the Civil Warand certain widows,and dependent children of soldiers and sailors'of said war, having met, after full and free conference have agreed to recommend'and do recommend to their respective Houses as follows: That"the' Senaterecede from its amendments numbered 1, 2, 3, 7.
Dependents (widows and children) of soldiers who were killed on duty were also eligible. No one got rich from these early pensions.
A “totally disabled” private received just $8/month from the first pension system. But amounts increased as it became necessary to recruit soldiers to a war that was no longer popular or easy, and pensions served as recruiting tools.
U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, This database is a compilation of military records (including state rosters, pension records, and regimental histories) of individual soldiers who served in the United States Civil War. All Military in the Card Catalog.
The primary resource for Indiana Civil War veterans is the Enrollment of Soldiers, Widows and Orphans, three statewide registrations of veterans and their survivors taken inand Each enrollment lists alphabetically the name of the veteran, the unit he served in, the war he fought in (Mexican or Civil), the number of children.
At the beginning of the Civil War, the United States had been paying limited pensions to s veterans and widows of previous American wars, totaling about $1 million per year and declining steadily each year.
 For the post-war experience of Civil War widows, especially the pension system, see: Amy E. Holmes, “‘Such is the Price We Pay’: American Widows and the Civil War Pension System,” in Toward a Social History of the American Civil War: Exploratory Essays, ed. Maris A. Vinovskis (New York: Cambridge University Press, ); Megan J.
“In pursuance of an Act Entitled “An Act to Provide Pensions for certain Soldiers and Sailors of the late War Between the States for Widows of such Soldiers and Sailors” passed by the General Assembly of the State of Arkansas and approved Ma.
The initial pensions were for soldiers disabled from their service. The wives and children of those killed on duty were also eligible to receive a monthly amount. Gorman notes that the original pension funds for a totally disabled private amounted to only $8/month.Page - The grateful thanks of the American people are due to the Union soldiers and sailors of the late war; and the Republican party stands pledged to suitable pensions for all who were disabled, and for the widows and orphans of those who died in the war.During the American Civil War, every few weeks to every few months depending on the unit, usually at the company level, soldiers' names were recorded on muster rolls.
Beginning in the s General Ainsworth's staff in the Department of the Army indexed these records originally to determine who was eligible for a pension.