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From: "Eleanore Wall" <> (by way of VickiLindsay Thauvin)
Subject: [ROOTS-L] Re: ROOTS-L Digest V02 #138 Messaage 17,Civil War Records
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 13:12:58 -0800
I secured the Civil War Records for my great grandfather about four
years ago at the National Archives in Washington and his folder
contained muster rolls, copy of his December 25, 1865 marriage
license, copy of his death certificate, declaration for invalid's
pension, surgeon's certificate, declaration of a widow's pension
along with the papers submitted by his widow for she had to apply for
the widow's pension after his death.
The son of this couple, my great Uncle William, served in the "War
with Spain". He contracted a tropical disease, was ill for a year
and a half before he died and his mother was eligible to received a
pension from his "War with Spain" military service. Her Civil War
widow's pension was $6. a month. Under Uncle William's military
service record and service connected death she was then entitled to a
$12. a month pension. So you see there can be a wealth of
information in these service records. I did not have to prove that I
was in any way related to this great grandfather or Uncle William.
I suppose that Uncle William's records were in his father's folder
was because he had died from the illness he contracted in the
Philipines and his mother applied for the more generous pension she
was entitled to from his military service.
I've also secured my great great grandfather's War of 1812 service
record and bounty land files at the National Archives in Washington,
Here's wishing you success in securing the Civil War records you desire.
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