Civil War Soldiers Pension Files

Civil war vet


Pension application files – even disapproved ones – are often rich with genealogical information. You may find the soldier’s name, rank, military unit, period of service, residence, birthplace, date of birth, and age at enlistment.

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United States

Washington, DC, United States

Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States


National Archives at Washington, DC

Ordering instructions from familymatters2u

Provide the following information on any Union veteran (including loyal southerners and colored troops) with at least the following:

1. Name 2. Military unit 3. State served.

Add what you know of the following:

4. Rank(s) 5. Period of service 6. Residence when mustered in 7. Place of birth or age 8. Place of birth 9. Names of spouse (including maiden name) and children. 10. Pension application number(s) 11. Pension certificate number(s) 12. Widow’s new name if remarried.

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