Collecting Pensions

Collecting Pensions

Each of the former Confederate states issued pensions to ailing and aging soldiers, so no central repository holds all those records.

Each of the former Confederate states issued pensions to ailing and aging soldiers, so no central repository holds all those records. Several state archives have posted the following online pension indexes, some with record images:

Florida Confederate Pension Application Files

<www.floridamemory.com/collections/pensionfiles>

Georgia’s Virtual Vault: Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960

<content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/pension.php>

Louisiana Confederate Pension Applications Index Database

<www.sec.state.la.us/archives/gen/cpa-alpha.htm>

Index to Oklahoma Confederate Pension Records

<www.odl.state.ok.us/oar/docs/pension.pdf>

South Carolina On-Line Records Index: Confederate Pension Applications, 1919-1938

<www.archivesindex.sc.gov/archives>

County Index to Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications

<www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pension.htm>

Index to Texas Confederate Pension Applications, 1899-1975

<www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/pensions/introcpi.html>

Library of Virginia: Military Records

<www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/mil>: From here, link to databases for Confederate Pension Rolls: Soldiers and Widows, as well as Confederate Disability Applications and Receipts.

From the July 2007 issue of Family Tree Magazine.

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