Civil War pension records

Many Irish emigrants served in the U.S. Civil War. Many died. Tragic as that fact is, it means pension records were created that may now be extremely useful to family history researchers.

Recommended reading for today is John Grenham’s blog, which is always both entertaining and edifying. This week his blog topic is Civil War widows’ pensions:  www.johngrenham.com/blog/2017/09/11/us-civil-war-widows-pensions/.

Turns out Civil War pension records may disclose nuggets of information available nowhere else.

Our U.S. blog readers should remember a Fold3 subscription may be available through your local library! Hennepin County (MN) offers a library edition of Fold3 that can be researched remotely (from home in your pajamas, if that’s your preference).

 

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