MONTGOMERY COUNTY TENNESSEE
Montgomery County Tennessee
Confederate Civil War Veterans and Widows Pensions
The State of Tennessee granted about 300 pensions to Confederate
veterans and widows who lived in Montgomery County. Tennessee
pension records are preserved at the Tennessee State Library and
Archives and include both military and family history
information. To see a list of Montgomery County pensioners at
TSLA's web site, click on the link below. Use your browser's
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County, TN Confederate Pension Applications
If you believe your Montgomery County Confederate veteran might have
moved to another county or state, and want to research further, here is
some additional information.
While the Federal government provided pensions for Union veterans and
their widows, the responsibility for pensions for Confederate veterans
and their widows fell to individual states. Each of the eleven
Confederate states, plus three "border states," Kentucky, Missouri and
Oklahoma, enacted Confederate pension laws. The pensions were
generally available to
Confederate veterans and widows who lived in the state, regardless of
the state in which the veteran served. The provisions for
eligibility, the application process, and the time the pensions first
became available varied from state to state.
The states and the date of the first pension law are below.
1867, Alabama and North Carolina
1887, South Carolina
1888, Virginia and Mississippi
1891, Tennessee, Missouri and Arkansas
Pension applications and related records, including both military and
family history information, are preserved in each state's archives and
can be ordered. In some states there is an online index.
Florida's archives allows downloading the pension application file in
Acrobat format at no charge.
A link to the Tennessee State Library and Archives pension records is
below. The page includes a searchable index by county and by name, as
well as directions on how to order copies.
Confederate Pension Records
The National Archives and Records Administration, while having no
Confederate pension records, maintains a site with links to each of the
state archives and information about what is available there. The
link below is to that site.
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