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Record Group Number: 000137
Series/Collection Number: .S 587
Creator: Florida. State Board of Pensions.
Title, Dates: Confederate pension application files, 1885-1954.
Amount: 113.00 cubic ft.
107.00 microfilm reel 16 mm.
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Organization/Arrangement: Subdivided into (1) Approved claims, arranged numerically; and (2) Denied claims, arranged numerically.
Terms Governing Use:
Summary:     The series includes files on approved and denied pension claims from 1885 to 1954.  Most files contain the original application, any supplemental applications, proof of service and residency, and occasional correspondence between the applicant and the Board. Veterans' applications generally include name, date and place of birth, unit dates and places of enlistment and discharge, brief description of service, wounds received, sworn statements on proof of service by comrades, War Department service abstracts, and place and length of Florida residency.  Widows' applications generally include, in addition to the above, her full name, date and place of marriage to the veteran, and date and place of the veteran's death. Widows' applications are filed under the name of the veteran.
Finding Aids: Box listing available.  Indexes by soldier's name, widow's name, military units, and claim file numbers are available.
Additional Physical Form: Microfilm.
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Subject Access Fields: Military pensions.
Confederate pensions.
Florida History Civil War, 1861-1865
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