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From: Bonnie <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] [COOK-CO-IL] Civil War Pensions
Date: Mon, 01 Jan 2007 17:02:51 -0600
My greatgrandfather died and his widow was then eligible for his
pension. I got his records from NARA, and found a wealth of
information. I was never able to determine when they had married, but
because the widow had to submit affidavits and proof of the marriage I
finally got their marriage date. It was around $34 to get the file, but
to me it was well worth it. I dont know if the pension would go beyond
the widow, unless there were minor children.
> I have a question about Civil War Pensions. My wife's great grandfather was a Union soldier and there is a record of him receiving the pension. Does the Civil War Pension stop after he dies? Is it passed onto the survivors like pensions these days? How far down (in descendancy) is it passed on? Just curious?
> Bill Karr
Jo Daviess Co, IL RAOGK Volunteer www.raogk.org
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