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Ordering Civil War Pension Records - Union & Confederate

Online Indexes

Union Index
Civil War Pension Index - Union Soldiers (fee-based - part of an Ancestry subscription)

Confederate Indexes
Arkansas Confederate Pension Records Index

Florida Confederate Pension Application Files

Georgia Confederate Pension Applications (at Ancestry/requires payment) includes digitized images

Louisiana Confederate Pension Applications Index

Oklahoma Confederate Pension Records Index

South Carolina Confederate Pension Applications

Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications

Texas Confederate Pensions Index
Texas Confederate Pension Applications (at Ancestry/requires payment) includes digitized images

Virginia Confederate Pension Rolls Card Index
Virginia Confederate Pension Records (at Ancestry/requires payment) includes digitized images
Ordering Records
Generally you will find that Union Civil War Pension Records are available from the National Archives while Confederate Civil War Pension Records can be found in the appropriate State Archives or equivalent agency. Most Union soldiers (or their widows or other dependents) applied for a pension. Confederate pensions were usually only available to disabled or indigent soldiers or their dependents.

Union Pension Records Confederate Pension Records Online Civil War Records Related Resources