Georgia Confederate Pension Records pension application index
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Georgia Confederate Pension Records pension application index

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. State Division of Confederate Pensions and Records.
Title: Georgia Confederate Pension Records pension application index
Dates: 1879-1960
Extent: 0.78 cubic feet (39 microfilm boxes)
Identification: MS 4003

Biographical/Historical Note

Although not established until 1939, the Georgia Confederate Pensions and Records Department's foundation dates back to shortly after the end of the Civil War. Article VII, Section 1, of the 1877 Georgia Constitution authorized the state to pay for artificial limbs for Confederate veterans. The Act of September 20, 1879 provided that such claimants could submit proof of eligibility to the governor who, on receipt of the claim, was authorized to draw a warrant on the state treasurer. Later acts and constitutional amendments expanded the list of disabilities for which Confederate veterans could claim state benefits, such as the loss of eyes and hearing (1886) and the disabilities of age and poverty (1894). The Act of December 23, 1890, allowed for pensions to be paid to widows who were married during the war to Confederate soldiers who died I service or afterwards from wounds or diseases contracted in service. The Act of December 20, 1899, extended this coverage to include widows who, by reason of poverty, age, infirmity, or blindness, were unable to provide a living for themselves. The Act of December 15, 1896, created the position of commissioner of pensions. Prior to this time, the comptroller general and the governor administered the claims. Between 1896 and 1939 the responsibility for administering the pensions changed hands many times. The Act of March 24, 1939, created the Confederate Pensions and Records Department within the state of Georgia. The Act of March 17, 1960, abolished this department and transferred its records to the Georgia state archives.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a microfilm copy of the Confederate Pension Records index of records kept by the Georgia State Division of Confederate Pensions and Records. The records span 1879-1960 and are arranged alphabetically by soldier. The records include name, unit designation, and county of residence. Also included are cards for the witnesses of these soldiers and the widows attesting to the service of each soldier.

The index was microfilmed by the Georgia Department of Archives and History.


Index Terms

Confederate States of America--History.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia. State Division of Confederate Pensions and Records.
Indexes (reference sources)
Microfilms.
Pensions (compensation)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans.

Location of Originals

Original index in the Georgia Department of Archives and History.


Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Published Descriptions

Virgil D. White, Index to Georgia Civil War Confederate pension files. Waynesboro, Tenn.: national Historical Pub., 1996.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

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1X-4003-01. Aaron, A.L. - Arnold, Martin
 

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2X-4003-02. Arnold, Martin B. - Barwick, Martha S.
 

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3X-4003-03. Barwick, Mary Ann - Blankenship, Mrs. S.E.
 

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4X-4003-04. Blaneknship, S.P. - Brinkley, Mary
 

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5X-4003-05. Brinkley, William - Buckley, Johanna Mulane
 

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6X-4003-06. Buckner, C.E. - Carlton
 

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7X-4003-07. Carlton, J.K.P. - Clark, Miles W.
 

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8X-4003-08. Clark, Moses - Corbin, Nancy J.
 

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9X-4003-09. Corbin, Nelson - Daniell, Mary E.
 

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10X-4003-10. Daniell, Moses M. - Dodson, Samuel
 

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11X-4003-11. Dodson, W.P. - Ellington, Allen J.
 

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12X-4003-12. Ellington, B.R. - Floyd, T.A.
 

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13X-4003-13. Floyd, T.A. - George, L.H.
 

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14X-4003-14. George, L.H. - Greenwood, Wiley
 

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15X-4003-15. Greer, A.E. - Hanson, J.J.
 

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16X-4003-16. Hanson, J.J. - Hearn, James A.
 

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17X-4003-17. Hearn, James L. - Holcombe, William H.
 

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18X-4003-18. Holcombe, William M. - Hunt, George M.
 

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19X-4003-19. Hunt, Green B. - Johnson, Mary C.
 

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20X-4003-20. Johnson, Mary C. - Keesler, Israel Edward
 

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21X-4003-21. Keesler, Johannah E. - Leach, J.W.
 

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22X-4003-22. Leach, James W. - McAllister, Lafayette
 

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23X-4003-23. McAllister, Louise - McNeal, John
 

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24X-4003-24. McNeal, Larkin F. - Mears, J.B.
 

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25X-4003-25. Mears, John B. - Morgan, D.F.
 

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26X-4003-26. Morgan, D.F. - Nix, W.A.
 

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27X-4003-27. Nix, William A. - Patillo, J.M.
 

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28X-4003-28. Patillo, James M. - Pope, D.T.
 

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29X-4003-29. Pope, D.T. - Reed, J.W.
 

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30X-4003-30. Reed, J.W. - Roquemore, P.W.
 

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31X-4003-31. Roland, Daniel - Sharpton, John
 

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32X-4003-32. Sharpton, L. - Smith, Hiram B.
 

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33X-4003-33. Smith, Hugh - Stegall, William
 

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34X-4003-34. Stephen, Ellen - Tarwick, Lizzie
 

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35X-4003-35. Tate, Clinton - Touchstone, Nancy
 

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36X-4003-36. Touchstone, Pearl - Wall, Jere W.
 

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37X-4003-37. Wall, Jesse - Whitcoskey, William
 

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38White, A.J. - Wilson, I.W.