Military Pension Records in Ancestry LE

Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) contains millions of records of military pension holders (U.S. and foreign). Record collections cover 12 states and three foreign countries:

• AL (Confederate Pension Records)
• AR (Confederate Pension Records)
• FL (Confederate Pension Records)
• GA (Confederate Pension Records)
• KY (Confederate Pension Records)
• LA (War of 1812)
• MO (Confederate Pension Records)
• MS (Confederate Pension Records)
• NC (Confederate Pension Records)
• NY (Disabled Revolutionary War soldiers)
• OK (Confederate Pension Records)
• TN (Confederate Pension Records)

• UK (WWI pensions)
• CANADA (widows and families of Canadian officers in the British army)
• IRELAND (veterans of the Irish Civil War)

In addition, 7 record collections provide coverage for pension holders from all U.S. states and territories:

• Revolutionary War Pension Index (1813 pension list) [1,784]
• U.S., Civil War and Later Wars Index to Remarried Widow Pension Applications, 1848-1934 [105,725]
• U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [3,404,743]
• U.S., Index to General Correspondence of the Record and Pension Office, 1889-1904 [858,866]
• U.S., The Pension Roll of 1835 [55,234]
• U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 [83,050]
• War of 1812 Pension Application Files Index, 1812-1815 [90,807]

Individual records vary significantly, but may provide:

• Name
• Place of birth
• State (or country) of residence
• Age
• War
• Military unit
• Rank or rating
• Date of enlistment or muster
• Date of discharge
• Duty station or vessel
• Filing date
• Application/certificate number
• Widow’s name
• Minor child’s name
• Attorney/Claims agent
• Type of claim (pension/bounty land)

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