Civil War Pension Files: Understanding Pension Laws
Melissa Johnson July 13, 2015
From the beginning of the Civil War through the twentieth century, Congress passed many laws that impacted pensions for Civil War Union veterans and their dependents. (For more information about pension files and how to access them, see last month’s NGS Monthly article, “Civil War Union Pension Files: Contents and Access“). Pension laws concerned everything from eligibility to payment amounts to agency administrative procedures.Log in below for access to the full article. Click here to learn more about joining the National Genealogical Society.
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