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United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934


Images of the name index to pension files held at the National Archives. The files relate to service between 1861 and 1916. Most of the files are for Union Civil War service but also include the War with Spain, Philippine Insurrection, Boxer Rebellion and Regular U.S. military forces. These records are a part of RG 15 Records of the Veterans Administration and are NARA microfilm publication T288. The event date and place represent the earliest filing of either the veteran,widow or minor.

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"United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934." Database with images. FamilySearch. : 14 June 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication T288. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.


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