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*[[United States Indian Wars, 1780-s-1890-s|Indian Wars]] (1780s-1890s)
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*[[Mexican War, 1846 to 1848|Mexican War]] (1846-1848)
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*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|Civil War]] (1861-1865)
 
*[[United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865|Civil War]] (1861-1865)
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The "Old War Index to Pension Files, 1815-1926" (NARA&nbsp;T316) consists of index cards to pension files dated from 1815-1926. They relate mainly to pensions based on death or disability incurred in service between the years of 1816-1861. <!-- A brief search (50 or so records) did not show any cards relating to service prior to 1816-->The national archives catalog describes the records as relating to service between 1783-1861, however.
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The "Old War Index to Pension Files, 1815-1926" (NARA&nbsp;T316) consists of index cards to pension files dated from 1815-1926. They relate mainly to pensions based on death or disability incurred in service between the years of 1816-1861. <!-- A brief search (50 or so records) did not show any cards relating to service prior to 1816-->The national archives catalog describes the records as relating to service between 1783-1861, however.  
  
The cards primarily cover Regular Army soldiers and Navy personnel, however, volunteer soldiers are often included in this index. A large number of Mexican War (1846-1848) soldiers are included. Civil War soldiers are usually only included if they had served prior to the war.
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The cards primarily cover Regular Army soldiers and Navy personnel, however, volunteer soldiers are often included in this index. A large number of Mexican War (1846-1848) soldiers are included. Civil War soldiers are usually only included if they had served prior to the war.  
  
 
Content of the Records:  
 
Content of the Records:  
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*Name  
 
*Name  
*Name and class of dependent
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*Name and class of dependent  
*Service (rank, date enlisted, date discharged,<br>regiment and company, name of war - If Navy,<br>the name of the ship he served on may be in parentheses)
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*Service (rank, date enlisted, date discharged,<br>regiment and company, name of war - If Navy,<br>the name of the ship he served on may be in parentheses)  
*Date of filing
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*Date of filing  
 
*Class (such as invalid or widow)
 
*Class (such as invalid or widow)
  
 
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*Application number
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*Application number  
*Certificate number
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*Certificate number  
*File number
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*File number  
*State where application was filed
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*State where application was filed  
*Bounty land
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*Bounty land  
 
*Additional remarks
 
*Additional remarks
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'''Libraries'''  
 
'''Libraries'''  
  
:*Locate these records at a library using [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6705864 Worldcat].
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:*Locate these records at a library using [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6705864 Worldcat].  
 
:*Family History Library {{FHL|821603|disp=FHL films 821603-09}} (7 films)
 
:*Family History Library {{FHL|821603|disp=FHL films 821603-09}} (7 films)
  
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<br> {{U.S. Mexican War}} {{U.S. Civil War}}
  
{{U.S. Mexican War}} {{U.S. Civil War}}
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[[Category:NARA records]]
 
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[[Category:US_Indian_Wars,_1780s-1890s]] [[Category:United_States_in_Mexican_War,_1846_to_1848]] [[Category:United_States_Civil_War,_1861_to_1865]]
[[Category:US Indian Wars, 1780s-1890s]] [[Category:United States in Mexican War, 1846 to 1848]] [[Category:United_States_Civil_War,_1861_to_1865]]
 

Revision as of 06:13, 3 July 2014

Wars included
(Includes service up to 1861)
(list may not be complete)

The "Old War Index to Pension Files, 1815-1926" (NARA T316) consists of index cards to pension files dated from 1815-1926. They relate mainly to pensions based on death or disability incurred in service between the years of 1816-1861. The national archives catalog describes the records as relating to service between 1783-1861, however.

The cards primarily cover Regular Army soldiers and Navy personnel, however, volunteer soldiers are often included in this index. A large number of Mexican War (1846-1848) soldiers are included. Civil War soldiers are usually only included if they had served prior to the war.

Content of the Records:

  • Name
  • Name and class of dependent
  • Service (rank, date enlisted, date discharged,
    regiment and company, name of war - If Navy,
    the name of the ship he served on may be in parentheses)
  • Date of filing
  • Class (such as invalid or widow)
  • Application number
  • Certificate number
  • File number
  • State where application was filed
  • Bounty land
  • Additional remarks

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Libraries