If your ancestor served on the Union side of the Civil War, they may have applied to receive a pension for their service. Have you ordered your ancestor’s full Civil War Pension Application file? In this video, we will go over how to discover if your ancestor served in the Civil War, how to order their pension file, and the many, many RICH genealogy clues you can find in this record, even if the pension was ultimately REJECTED.
Watch this episode for all the details!
- 1890 Civil War Veterans Census Schedule https://youtu.be/4du7QvpYg-I
- Civil War Regiment Histories https://youtu.be/5fksQg2wkbE
Citation for the Full Case File:
William C. Barton (Pvt., Co. K, 2nd En. Missouri Mil., Co. E 80th En. Mo. Mil. Civil War), pension application no. 920281 (Rejected); Case Files of Rejected Pension Applications, Civil War; Records of the Bureau of Pensions and Its Predecessors, 1805-1935; Record Group 15; Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
- National Archives Ordering Page https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonline/start.swe?SWECmd=Start&SWEHo=eservices.archives.gov
- Twisted Twigs NARA Record Retrieval Service (not affiliated) https://twistedtwigsgenealogy.com/shop/
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