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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military Records]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|U.S. Civil War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Confederate Pension Records|Confederate Pension Records]]
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|U.S. Civil War]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Confederate_Pension_Records|Confederate Pension Records]]''
  
== Confederate Pension Records  ==
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=== State Resources for Pension Records  ===
  
=== State Resources for Pension Records ===
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Confederate pensions are not at the National Archives. Many of the previous Confederate states passed laws approving pensions for Confederate soldiers at the state level. The National Archives has a list by state of where the [http://www.archives.gov/research/military/civil-war/civil-war-genealogy-resources/confederate/pension.html original Confederate pension records] are located with descriptions of state pension laws and addresses and telephone numbers of state archives that hold these records.
  
Confederate pensions are not at the National Archives. Many of the previous Confederate states passed laws approving pensions for Confederate soldiers at the state level. The National Archives has a list by state of where the [http://www.archives.gov/research/military/civil-war/civil-war-genealogy-resources/confederate/pension.html original Confederate pension records] are located with descriptions of state pension laws and addresses and telephone numbers of state archives that hold these records.
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'''Note''': Confederate soldiers requested a pension from the state where they lived at the time of application and not necessarily the state they enlisted and served under.  
  
Note: Confederate soldiers requested a pension from the state where they lived at the time of application and not necessarily the state they enlisted and served under.  
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The following states Civil War pages have more information on Confederate pensions from their states: [[Alabama in the Civil War|Alabama]], [[Arkansas in the Civil War|Arkansas]], [[Florida in the Civil War|Florida]], [[Georgia in the Civil War|Georgia]], [[Kentucky in the Civil War|Kentucky]], [[Louisiana in the Civil War|Louisiana]], [[Mississippi in the Civil War|Mississippi]], [[Missouri in the Civil War|Missouri]], [[North Carolina in the Civil War|North Carolina]], [[Oklahoma in the Civil War|Oklahoma]], [[South Carolina in the Civil War|South Carolina]], [[Tennessee in the Civil War|Tennessee]], [[Texas in the Civil War|Texas]], and [[Virginia in the Civil War|Virginia]].  
  
The following states Civil War pages have more information on Confederate pensions from their states: [[Alabama_in_the_Civil_War|Alabama]], [[Arkansas_in_the_Civil_War|Arkansas]], [[Florida_in_the_Civil_War|Florida]], [[Georgia_in_the_Civil_War|Georgia]], [[Kentucky_in_the_Civil_War|Kentucky]], [[Louisiana_in_the_Civil_War|Louisiana]], [[Mississippi_in_the_Civil_War|Mississippi]], [[Missouri_in_the_Civil_War|Missouri]], [[North_Carolina_in_the_Civil_War|North Carolina]], [[Oklahoma_in_the_Civil_War|Oklahoma]], [[South_Carolina_in_the_Civil_War|South Carolina]], [[Tennessee_in_the_Civil_War|Tennessee]], [[Texas_in_the_Civil_War|Texas]], and [[Virginia_in_the_Civil_War|Virginia]].
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=== Pension Records by State  ===
  
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==== Alabama  ====
  
Also see: [[US Military Old Soldiers Home Records]]
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:*''Confederate pension applications, ca. 1880-1930's'' ({{FHL|1502476}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28406386 Worldcat])
  
=== Pension Records at the Family History Library ===
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:'''Online'''
  
The following pension records are available from the Family History Library:
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:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1593 Alabama, Confederate Pension and Service Records, 1862-1947] (Ancestry) ($)
  
*{{FHL|1502476|disp=Alabama}} (FHL films starting with 1502476).
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{{See also|Alabama in the Civil War}}  
*{{FHL|1722443|disp=Arkansas}} (FHL films 1722443–563.) The following are indexes to these films:
 
**Ingmire, Francis T. {{FHL|976.7 M28f|disp=Arkansas Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications}}. St. Louis, Missouri: F. T. Ingmire, 1985. (FHL book 976.7 M28f.) Entries include the following information for the veteran or widow or both: name, application number, military unit of service, application date, county, and death date.
 
**Allen, Desmond W. {{FHL|976.7 M22adl|disp=Confederate Pension Applications...}} , Two Volumes. Conway, Arkansas: Arkansas Research, 1991. (FHL book 976.7 M22adl; film 1697962 item 2.) Contains the name of the veteran or widow or both, company, regiment, year of application, and death date.
 
*{{FHL|0006717|disp=Florida}} (FHL films 0006717‑6885). These records are indexed in:
 
**White, Virgil D. {{FHL|975.9 M2w|disp=Register of Florida CSA Pension Applications}}. Waynesboro, Tennessee: National Historical Publishing, 1989. (FHL book 975.9 M2w.) Entries are listed alphabetically and include unit of service; widow’s name including maiden name; county of residence, and number of pages in file.
 
*{{FHL|1493047|disp=Georgia}} (FHL 634 films). Index. (FHL films 1493047–85.) These records are indexed in:
 
**White, Virgil D. {{FHL|975.8 M22w|disp=Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files}}. Waynesboro, Tennessee: National Historical Publishing, 1996. (FHL 975.8 M22w.) Arranged alphabetically and contain name of veteran, military unit, widow’s name or witnesses, and county of residence. Covers pensions paid to veterans and widows from 1879 to 1960.
 
*{{FHL|1670795|disp=Kentucky}} (FHL films 1670795–844). These records are indexed in:
 
**Simpson, Alicia Simpson, compiler. {{FHL|976.9 M2k|disp=Index of Confederate Pension Applications, Commonwealth of Kentucky}}. Frankfurt, Kentucky: Division of Archives and Records, 1981. (FHL book 976.9 M2k.) Arranged alphabetically by the name of applicant, veteran, or widow, county of residence, date application was received, and application number.
 
*Louisiana
 
**{{RecordSearch|1838535|Louisiana Confederate Pensions,1898-1950}} (FamilySearch)
 
**{{FHL|1412743|disp=Louisiana. Application Record for Pensions}}, 1898–1944 (FHL films 1412743–44)
 
**{{FHL|1412742|disp=Record of Pensioners of the State of Louisiana}}, 1898–1940. (FHL films 1412742–43)
 
**{{FHL|1704156|disp=Louisiana Confederate Veterans Pensions}}, 1912–1936. (FHL film 1704156 item 17)
 
*{{FHL|902556|disp=Mississippi}} (FHL 94 films)
 
*{{FHL|1021101|disp=Missouri}} (FamilySearch) (FHL films 1021101–27). These records are indexed in:
 
**Fox, Peggy Barnes, compiler. and editor. {{FHL|977.8 M2fp|disp=Missouri Confederate Pensions and Confederate Home Applications Index}}. Hillsboro, Texas: Hill College Press, 1996. (FHL book 977.8 M2fp.) Arranged alphabetically and includes the name of the veteran and the county of residence.
 
*{{FHL|665005|item|disp=North Carolina}}. (FHL 105 films)
 
*{{FHL|1001529|disp=Oklahoma}} (FHL films 1001529–48). These records are indexed in:
 
**{{FHL|976.6 M24o|disp=Index to Applications for Pensions from the State of Oklahoma}} Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Genealogical Society, 1969. (FHL book 976.6 M24o; fiche 6046932.) Alphabetical by name with application and reel number.
 
*South Carolina.
 
**The Family History Library has pension-related material for veterans residing in the following counties: {{FHL|181614|disp=Abbeville}}, {{FHL|22888|disp=Anderson}}, {{FHL|201831|disp=Charleston}}, Cherokee, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/chester-county-confederate-compendium-of-chester-county-south-carolina/oclc/80969214&referer=brief_results Chester], Edgefield, {{FHL|292429|disp=Fairfield}}, Lancaster, {{FHL|1029317|disp=Laurens}}, {{FHL|206855|disp=Lexington}}, {{FHL|24324|disp=Pickens}}, Spartanburg, {{FHL|255051|disp=Union}}, {{FHL|975.783 M2|disp=Williamsburg}}, and {{FHL|1028995|disp=York}}. For film numbers see the Family History Library [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog catalog].<br>
 
*{{FHL|978497|disp=Tennessee}} (FHL 181 films). These records are indexed in:
 
**{{FHL|976.8 M24t|disp=Index to Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications}} (not published), 1964. (FHL book 976.8 M24t; film 0873919; fiche 6051232.) Arranged in three parts: veteran, widow, and colored applications. The entries contain the name of applicant, county of residence, unit served, and application number.
 
  
Some veterans received artificial limbs. The following publication provides information on available records.
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==== Arkansas  ====
  
*McCawley, Patrick. {{FHL|975.7 A1 no. 109|disp=Artificial Limbs for Confederate Soldiers}}.'' Columbia, South Carolina: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1992. (FHL book 975.7 Al no. 109.) Contains an index to artificial limbs vouchers and applications. The entries include name, county, year, folder number, and item number.
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:*''Confederate pension records, 1905-1934, Cleveland County, Arkansas'' ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/174113536 Worldcat])
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:*''Confederate pension records, 1905-1937, Garland County, Arkansas'' ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/214333788 Worldcat])
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:*''Confederate pension records, 1869-1929, Hot Spring County, Arkansas'' ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/219774451 Worldcat])
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:*''Pension records, 1901-1939, Independence County, Arkansas'' ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/226237982 Worldcat])
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:*''Ministers' credentials, 1878-1931, Logan County, Arkansas; Confederate pension records, 1931-1939'' ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/228507160 Worldcat])  
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:*''Soldiers' and sailors' discharges, 1919-1947, Marion County, Arkansas; Confederate pension records, 1901-1933'' ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/229456612 Worldcat])
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:*''Naturalization records, 1921-1934, Washington County, Arkansas; Confederate pension records, 1901-1915'' ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/245535761 Worldcat])
  
== Additional Resources  ==
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:'''Online'''
  
Additional Confederate records are available at state archives and historical societies.
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:*''Arkansas Confederate pension records, ca. 1901-1929'' ({{FHL|1722443|disp=FHL 1722443–563}}) ({{RecordSearch|1837922|FamilySearch}})
  
The following archive may also be helpful in researching Confederate soldiers:
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:The following are indexes to ''Arkansas Confederate pension records, ca. 1901-1929'':
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::*''Arkansas Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications'' ({{FHL|976.7 M28f}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12767043 Worldcat])<br>Entries include the following information for the veteran or widow or both: name, application number, military unit of service, application date, county, and death date.
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::*''Confederate Pension Applications...'' ({{FHL|976.7 M22adl}}) ({{FHL|1697962|disp=FHL1697962 item 2}}) Contains the name of the veteran or widow or both, company, regiment, year of application, and death date.
  
Confederate Research Center<br>
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{{See also|Arkansas in the Civil War}}
P.O. Box 619<br>
 
Hillsboro, TX 76645<br>
 
Telephone: 817-582-2555, ext. 242
 
  
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==== Florida  ====
  
{{U.S. Military|U.S. Military}}
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:'''Online'''
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:*{{RecordSearch|1913411|Florida, Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1955}} (FamilySearch)
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:In addition to the index available online at the link above, these records are also indexed in:
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:::*''Register of Florida CSA Pension Applications'' ({{FHL|975.9 M2w}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20864449 Worldcat]) Entries are listed alphabetically and include unit of service; widow’s name including maiden name; county of residence, and number of pages in file.
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:*[http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/PensionFiles Florida Confederate Pension Application Files] (Florida Department of State)<br>
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<br> '''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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*[[Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications|Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1955 (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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 +
{{See also|Florida in the Civil War}}
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==== Georgia  ====
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:*''Confederate pension rolls (Georgia)'' ({{FHL|1493047}})
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:These records are indexed in:
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::*''Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files'' ({{FHL|975.8 M22w}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36284056 Worldcat]) Arranged alphabetically and contain name of veteran, military unit, widow’s name or witnesses, and county of residence. Covers pensions paid to veterans and widows from 1879 to 1960.
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:'''Online'''
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:*[http://cdm.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/TestApps.php Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960] (Georgia Archives, Georgia Secretary of State)
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{{See also|Georgia in the Civil War}}
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==== Kentucky  ====
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:*''Civil War pension application'' ({{FHL|1670795|disp=FHL 1670795–844}})
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:These records are indexed in:
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::''Index of Confederate Pension Applications, Commonwealth of Kentucky'' ({{FHL|976.9 M2k}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Index+of+Confederate+Pension+Applications%2C+Commonwealth+of+Kentucky Worldcat]) Arranged alphabetically by the name of applicant, veteran, or widow, county of residence, date application was received, and application number.
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:'''Online'''
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:*[http://www.e-archives.ky.gov/Confederate_pension.htm Department of Confederate Pensions (1912 - 1946)] (Electronic Records Archives, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives)<br>
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''<br>
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[[Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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 +
{{See also|Kentucky in the Civil War}}
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==== Louisiana  ====
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:*''Louisiana. Application Record for Pensions'' 1898–1944 ({{FHL|1412744|disp=FHL 1412743–44}})
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:*''Record of Pensioners of the State of Louisiana'' 1898–1940 ({{FHL|1412742|disp=FHL 1412742–43}})
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:*''Louisiana Confederate Veterans Pensions, 1912–1936'' ({{FHL|1704156|disp=FHL 1704156 item 17}})
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 +
:'''Online'''
 +
 
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:*{{RecordSearch|1838535|Louisiana Confederate Pensions,1898-1950}} (FamilySearch)
 +
 
 +
{{See also|Louisiana in the Civil War}}
 +
 
 +
'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''<br>
 +
 
 +
[[Louisiana Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Louisiana Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 +
 
 +
==== Mississippi  ====
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:*''Confederate soldiers &amp; sailors, widows pension applications'' ({{FHL|902556}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28435389 Worldcat])
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 +
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
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*[[Mississippi Confederate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Mississippi Confederate Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Mississippi Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Mississippi Confedertate Veterans and Widiws Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 +
 
 +
<br> {{See also|Mississippi in the Civil War}}
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==== Missouri  ====
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:*''Applications for Confederate Home &amp; Pension'' ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/51213151 Worldcat])
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:'''Online'''
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:*{{RecordSearch|1865475|Missouri Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications}} (FamilySearch) Includes name, birth date, birthplace, residence, length of residence in Missouri, date of enlistment, rank, unit of service, death date, and burial place.
 +
 
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''<br>
 +
 
 +
[[Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers' Home Admission Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers' Home Admission Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 +
 
 +
<br> {{See also|Missouri in the Civil War}}
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 +
==== North Carolina  ====
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:*''Applications for Confederate soldier's and widow's pensions, 1885-ca. 1953'' ({{FHL|175779}})
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:*''Applications for Confederate soldiers' and widows' pensions in North Carolina&nbsp;: [index]'' ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/227357622 Worldcat])
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:'''Online'''
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:*{{RecordSearch|1911763|North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953}} (FamilySearch)<br>
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''<br>[[North Carolina Confederate Soldier's and Widow's Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina Confederate Soldier's and Widow's Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 +
 
 +
{{See also|North Carolina in the Civil War}}
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==== Oklahoma  ====
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:*''Confederate pension applications for soldiers and sailors'' ({{FHL|1001529|disp=1001529–48}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/298115860 Worldcat])
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:These records are indexed in:
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::*''Index to Applications for Pensions from the State of Oklahoma'' ({{FHL|976.6 M24o}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1739381 Worldcat]) Alphabetical by name with application and reel number.
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:'''Online'''
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:*[http://www.crossroads.odl.state.ok.us/shell/coll-confed-pen.php Oklahoma Confederate Pension Index Cards] (Oklahoma Department of Libraries)
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{{See also|Oklahoma in the Civil War}}
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==== South Carolina  ====
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:*The Family History Library has pension-related material for veterans residing in the following counties: {{FHL|181614|disp=Abbeville}}, {{FHL|22888|disp=Anderson}}, {{FHL|201831|disp=Charleston}}, Cherokee, [http://www.worldcat.org/title/chester-county-confederate-compendium-of-chester-county-south-carolina/oclc/80969214&referer=brief_results Chester], Edgefield, {{FHL|292429|disp=Fairfield}}, Lancaster, {{FHL|1029317|disp=Laurens}}, {{FHL|206855|disp=Lexington}}, {{FHL|24324|disp=Pickens}}, Spartanburg, {{FHL|255051|disp=Union}}, {{FHL|975.783 M2|disp=Williamsburg}}, and {{FHL|1028995|disp=York}}. For film numbers see the Family History Library [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog catalog].
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{{See also|South Carolina in the Civil War}}
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==== Tennessee  ====
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:*''Confederate pension applications: soldiers and widows, 1891- ca. 1965'' ({{FHL|978497}})
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 +
:These records are indexed in:
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::*''Index to Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications'' ({{FHL|976.8 M24t}}) ({{FHL|0873919}}) (not published) Arranged in three parts: veteran, widow, and colored applications. The entries contain the name of applicant, county of residence, unit served, and application number.
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:*''Tennessee Confederate pension applications'' ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52800386 Worldcat])
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:'''Online'''
 +
 
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:*[http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pension.htm Index to Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications: Soldiers &amp; Widows] (Tennessee State Library and Archives)
 +
 
 +
{{See also|Tennessee in the Civil War}}
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==== Texas  ====
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 +
:'''Online'''
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 +
:*[https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/apps/arc/pensions Index of Confederate Pension Applications] (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
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 +
{{See also|Texas in the Civil War}}
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==== Virginia  ====
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:'''Online'''
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:*[http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/collections/CW.html Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows Collection] (The Library of Virginia)
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 +
{{See also|Virginia in the Civil War}}
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=== Related Records  ===
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 +
Also see: [[Confederate Soldiers Home Records|Confederate Soldiers Home Records]].
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 +
Some veterans received artificial limbs. The following publication provides information on available records.
 +
 
 +
*''Artificial Limbs for Confederate Soldiers'' by Patrick McCawley ({{FHL|975.7 A1 no. 109}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27213534 Worldcat]) contains an index to artificial limbs vouchers and applications. The entries include name, county, year, folder number, and item number.
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 +
=== Additional Resources  ===
 +
 
 +
Additional Confederate records are available at state archives and historical societies.
 +
 
 +
The following archive may also be helpful in researching Confederate soldiers:
 +
 
 +
Confederate Research Center<br> P.O. Box 619<br> Hillsboro, TX 76645<br> Telephone: 817-582-2555, ext. 242<br>
 +
 
 +
'''Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:'''
 +
 
 +
*[[Arkansas, Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arkansas, Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 +
*[[Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida Confederate Veterans and Widow Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Louisiana Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Louisiana Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers' Home Admission Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers' Home Admission Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[North Carolina Confederate Soldier's and Widow's Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|North Carolina Confederate Soldier's and Widow's Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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United States Gotoarrow.png U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png U.S. Civil War Gotoarrow.png Confederate Pension Records

State Resources for Pension Records

Confederate pensions are not at the National Archives. Many of the previous Confederate states passed laws approving pensions for Confederate soldiers at the state level. The National Archives has a list by state of where the original Confederate pension records are located with descriptions of state pension laws and addresses and telephone numbers of state archives that hold these records.

Note: Confederate soldiers requested a pension from the state where they lived at the time of application and not necessarily the state they enlisted and served under.

The following states Civil War pages have more information on Confederate pensions from their states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

Pension Records by State

Alabama

Online

Arkansas

  • Confederate pension records, 1905-1934, Cleveland County, Arkansas (Worldcat)
  • Confederate pension records, 1905-1937, Garland County, Arkansas (Worldcat)
  • Confederate pension records, 1869-1929, Hot Spring County, Arkansas (Worldcat)
  • Pension records, 1901-1939, Independence County, Arkansas (Worldcat)
  • Ministers' credentials, 1878-1931, Logan County, Arkansas; Confederate pension records, 1931-1939 (Worldcat)
  • Soldiers' and sailors' discharges, 1919-1947, Marion County, Arkansas; Confederate pension records, 1901-1933 (Worldcat)
  • Naturalization records, 1921-1934, Washington County, Arkansas; Confederate pension records, 1901-1915 (Worldcat)
Online
The following are indexes to Arkansas Confederate pension records, ca. 1901-1929:
  • Arkansas Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications (FHL 976.7 M28f) (Worldcat)
    Entries include the following information for the veteran or widow or both: name, application number, military unit of service, application date, county, and death date.
  • Confederate Pension Applications... (FHL 976.7 M22adl) (FHL1697962 item 2) Contains the name of the veteran or widow or both, company, regiment, year of application, and death date.

Florida

Online
In addition to the index available online at the link above, these records are also indexed in:
  • Register of Florida CSA Pension Applications (FHL 975.9 M2w) (Worldcat) Entries are listed alphabetically and include unit of service; widow’s name including maiden name; county of residence, and number of pages in file.


Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

Georgia

These records are indexed in:
  • Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate Pension Files (FHL 975.8 M22w) (Worldcat) Arranged alphabetically and contain name of veteran, military unit, widow’s name or witnesses, and county of residence. Covers pensions paid to veterans and widows from 1879 to 1960.
Online

Kentucky

These records are indexed in:
Index of Confederate Pension Applications, Commonwealth of Kentucky (FHL 976.9 M2k) (Worldcat) Arranged alphabetically by the name of applicant, veteran, or widow, county of residence, date application was received, and application number.
Online

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Kentucky Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Louisiana

Online

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Louisiana Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Mississippi

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:


Missouri

  • Applications for Confederate Home & Pension (Worldcat)
Online

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Missouri, Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers' Home Admission Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)


North Carolina

  • Applications for Confederate soldier's and widow's pensions, 1885-ca. 1953 (FHL 175779)
  • Applications for Confederate soldiers' and widows' pensions in North Carolina : [index] (Worldcat)
Online

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:
North Carolina Confederate Soldier's and Widow's Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Oklahoma

These records are indexed in:
  • Index to Applications for Pensions from the State of Oklahoma (FHL 976.6 M24o) (Worldcat) Alphabetical by name with application and reel number.
Online

South Carolina

Tennessee

  • Confederate pension applications: soldiers and widows, 1891- ca. 1965 (FHL 978497)
These records are indexed in:
  • Index to Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications (FHL 976.8 M24t) (FHL 0873919) (not published) Arranged in three parts: veteran, widow, and colored applications. The entries contain the name of applicant, county of residence, unit served, and application number.
  • Tennessee Confederate pension applications (Worldcat)
Online

Texas

Online

Virginia

Online

Related Records

Also see: Confederate Soldiers Home Records.

Some veterans received artificial limbs. The following publication provides information on available records.

  • Artificial Limbs for Confederate Soldiers by Patrick McCawley (FHL 975.7 A1 no. 109) (Worldcat) contains an index to artificial limbs vouchers and applications. The entries include name, county, year, folder number, and item number.

Additional Resources

Additional Confederate records are available at state archives and historical societies.

The following archive may also be helpful in researching Confederate soldiers:

Confederate Research Center
P.O. Box 619
Hillsboro, TX 76645
Telephone: 817-582-2555, ext. 242

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