Confederate Pension Records

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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

FamilySearch Historical Record Collections

An online collection containing this record is located in

A wiki article describing this collection is found at

Arkansas, Confederate Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)