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Record Group Number: 001026
Series/Collection Number: .S 1675
Creator: North Carolina. Dept. of State Auditor.
Title, Dates: North Carolina Confederate pension application files, 1885-1935.
Amount: 102.00 microfilm reels 35 mm.
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Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical by veteran's last name.
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Biographical/Historical:     The first general pension law in North Carolina for Confederate veterans and widows was passed in 1885 (Chapter 214).  This law provided for the payment of $30.00 annually to Confederate veterans who were residents of the state and who had lost a leg, eye, or who were incapacitated for manual labor while in the service of the Confederate States during the Civil War.  Widows of soldiers who were killed in service were entitled to the same benefits as long as they did not remarry.  Any person, however, who owned property with a tax value of $500.00 or received a salary of $300.00 per year from the nation, state, or county was not eligible.
Summary:     This series contains North Carolina Confederate pension applications from veterans and widows.  The applications contain the name of the veteran, applicant's name, unit(s) veteran served, enlistment date, date and place of surrender (if applicable), date and place of death (widows applications), if wounded, and county in which pensioner lived at time of application.
    The last microfilm roll of the series is called an index but it does not index the veterans or widows names to a specific place in the series.  The only indexing done is to match an applicant's name to a county of residence.  The series is divided into two parts. The first part contains applications which were made from 1885 to 1901. The second part contains applications made during 1901 to 1935.

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Reproduction Note: Microfilm.
Location of Originals/Duplicates: Originals held by North Carolina Department of Archives and History.
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Subject Access Fields: Confederate States of America.
Military pensions.
Confederate pensions.
North Carolina History Civil War, 1861-1865
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