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:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1593 Alabama, Confederate Pension and Service Records, 1862-1947] (Ancestry) ($)
 
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1593 Alabama, Confederate Pension and Service Records, 1862-1947] (Ancestry) ($)
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{{See also|Alabama in the Civil War}}
  
 
==== Arkansas  ====
 
==== Arkansas  ====
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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.  
 
::*''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.  
 
::*''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 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.
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{{See also|Arkansas in the Civil War}}
  
 
==== Florida  ====
 
==== Florida  ====
  
:*''Pension claims of Confederate veterans and their widows beginning 1885-1955'' ({{FHL|0006717|disp=FHL&nbsp;6717‑6885}})
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:These records are indexed in:  
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:*{{RecordSearch|1913411|Florida, Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1955}} (FamilySearch)
::*''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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: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:'''
  
:'''Online'''
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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>
  
:*[http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/PensionFiles Florida Confederate Pension Application Files] (Florida Department of State)
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{{See also|Florida in the Civil War}}
  
 
==== Georgia  ====
 
==== Georgia  ====
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:*[http://cdm.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/TestApps.php Confederate Pension Applications, 1879-1960] (Georgia Archives, Georgia Secretary of State)
 
:*[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}}
  
 
==== Kentucky  ====
 
==== Kentucky  ====
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:'''Online'''
 
:'''Online'''
  
:*[http://www.e-archives.ky.gov/Confederate_pension.htm Department of Confederate Pensions (1912 - 1946)] (Electronic Records Archives, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives)
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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}}
  
 
==== Louisiana  ====
 
==== Louisiana  ====
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:*{{RecordSearch|1838535|Louisiana Confederate Pensions,1898-1950}} (FamilySearch)
 
:*{{RecordSearch|1838535|Louisiana Confederate Pensions,1898-1950}} (FamilySearch)
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{{See also|Louisiana in the Civil War}}
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''<br>
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[[Louisiana Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Louisiana Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
  
 
==== Mississippi  ====
 
==== Mississippi  ====
  
 
:*''Confederate soldiers &amp; sailors, widows pension applications'' ({{FHL|902556}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28435389 Worldcat])
 
:*''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)]]
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<br> {{See also|Mississippi in the Civil War}}
  
 
==== Missouri  ====
 
==== Missouri  ====
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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.
 
:*{{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>
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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)]]<br>
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<br> {{See also|Missouri in the Civil War}}
  
 
==== North Carolina  ====
 
==== North Carolina  ====
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:*''Applications for Confederate soldiers' and widows' pensions in North Carolina&nbsp;: [index]'' ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/227357622 Worldcat])
 
:*''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>
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{{See also|North Carolina in the Civil War}}
  
 
==== Oklahoma  ====
 
==== Oklahoma  ====
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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)
 
:*[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}}
  
 
==== South Carolina  ====
 
==== 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>
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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}}
  
 
==== Tennessee  ====
 
==== Tennessee  ====
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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)
 
:*[http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/military/pension.htm Index to Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications: Soldiers &amp; Widows] (Tennessee State Library and Archives)
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==== Texas  ====
 
==== Texas  ====
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:*[https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/apps/arc/pensions Index of Confederate Pension Applications] (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
 
:*[https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/apps/arc/pensions Index of Confederate Pension Applications] (Texas State Library and Archives Commission)
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==== Virginia  ====
 
==== Virginia  ====
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:*[http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/collections/CW.html Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows Collection] (The Library of Virginia)
 
:*[http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/collections/CW.html Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows Collection] (The Library of Virginia)
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=== Related Records  ===
 
=== Related Records  ===
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*[[Arkansas, Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Arkansas, Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[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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*[[Florida Confederate Veterans and Widows Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Florida Confederate Veterans and Widow Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
*[[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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*[[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

Wiki articles describing online collections are found at: