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Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications, ca. 1880-1930's
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Alabama, 
United States
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Record Description
Record Type Pension Applications
Collection years 1880-1930's
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Alabama Department of Archives and History



What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Pension applications files of the Alabama Pension Commission of Confederate Veterans living in Alabama. The images of the files were acquired from the Alabama Department of Archives and History in Montgomery, Alabama.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

  • Name of spouse
  • Rank of soldier
  • Where enlisted
  • Branch of service

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  • The name of spouse

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the information found in the pension applications to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and death records
  • Use the information to find additional family members
  • Search for the service record for the individual who served in the military

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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