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From: Al Lenkner <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] Civil War question
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 13:17:08 -0500
I've never heard of the military giving a pension because of
need. The only ones that I'm aware of put their 20 in or were
wounded. In the case of wounded, the VA would assign a figure that
sometimes was ridiculously low for the disability pension. Was your
At 01:48 AM 2/11/2006, you wrote:
>I have several pensions applications from the Revolutionary War. Like
>today, even the soldier had to prove need. One goes into great
>detail about how
>he lost an eye at Valley Forge and now is unable to support himself and his
>wife (sadly unnamed). I only have one Civil War pension from
>the south and it
>talks about need. My father fought in WWII. He was not eligible for a
>pension, but my father-in-law was. He needed the money. So, it
>isn't just today
>that not everyone gets a pension.
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