The 1901 NC Confederate Pension applications are a great new digital resource from the State Archives of North Carolina. Here is a lowdown from the frontpage:
This collection contains 1901 Confederate pension applications from the holdings of the State Archives of North Carolina. Formally referred to as “Pension Bureau: Act of 1901 Pension Applications,” these materials are part of the State Auditor’s records. The archival collection holds ca. 35,000 applications and the process of adding them to the North Carolina Digital Collections is ongoing.
Materials in this collection include application forms for Confederate pensions, sometimes including correspondence or additional affidavits regarding a soldier’s or widow’s claim. The information provided includes name; age (at time of application); place of residence; service information such as company, regiment, length of service, and wounds or disability; name of witness; and date of application. It also contains verification from the county pension board regarding applicant’s claim and whether the application was approved or disallowed by the state-level board of inquiry. The widows’ applications are filed under the names of the deceased soldiers.
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