United States Census Veterans Schedules

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Additional information may be found on the United States Census Portal page.


Historical Background



1840 Federal Census

A listing was made of Revolutionary War veterans that included the age of the veteran, the place where he was living, and the name of the head of the household . An index is:

A General Index to A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Service, 1840. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1965. (FHL book 973 X2pc 1965 index; fiche 6046771; film 899835.)

The census of pensioners is published in:
A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. (FHL book 973 X2pc 1840; film 2321.)

1890 Veterans Schedules

When the 1890 census was taken, schedules were made of Union Civil War veterans or their widows. Information includes:


Rank, company, name of regiment or vessel

Date of enlistment, date of discharge, length of service

Post office address

Disability incurred


Veterans schedules are available on microfilm at the National Archives and the Family History Library and online.

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