More about roll
Links at right go to more than 600 counties
1890 Veterans and
widows Special Census
1813 Invalid Pensioners
National Archives Site
How to order pension
and military service
1883 Pensioners Online
Alabama* Arizona* California Colorado Florida* Illinois
Indiana Iowa Kansas* Kentucky Maine Massachusetts
Michigan* Minnesota* Missouri* Nebraska Nevada*
New York North Carolina North Dakota* Ohio Oregon
Pennsylvania South Dakota* Tennessee Texas* Washington
West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming* *=Entire state
The U.S. Congress directed the Pension Office to prepare a listing of individuals receiving pensions for war service. The Pension Office produced a list called "Pensioners on the Roll" as of January 1, 1883. The Roll apparently contained all pensioners, althought only a small portion is presently online.
The original roll contained some or all of the following information, as do the online files: name, location, certificate or pension file number, monthly amount received, effective date of the pension and reason for the benefit.
The pensioners were primarily Union veterans from the Civil War and survivors of the War of 1812 but also included other service as well. In addition to the veterans themselves, family members receiving pensions based on said service were also included. Pensioners on the Roll was prepared from the official government records of the time, so this listing is likely to be one of the most complete and accurate records of the time.
I have added another page, showing other information about the roll and this site.
Click here to view. If you find additional or broken links, please let me know.
The search for additional links will continue.
Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
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