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*{{FHL|1001529|disp=Oklahoma}} (FHL films 1001529–48). These records are indexed in:
 
*{{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.
 
**{{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.
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*South Carolina. The [http://archives.sc.gov/genealogy South Carolina Department of Archives and History] has an index, [http://www.archivesindex.sc.gov/onlinearchives/Search.aspx?br=1 ''Records of Confederate Veterans 1909 - 1973''] available online. The index contains names from Confederate pension applications and applications for admission to the Confederate Home. The index links to online images of original records if available.
 
*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>
 
*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|978497|disp=Tennessee}} (FHL 181 films). These records are indexed in:

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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.


Also see: Confederate Soldier Homes

Pension Records at the Family History Library

The following pension records are available from the Family History Library:

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

  • McCawley, Patrick. 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.

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