Alabama, Confederate Pension Applications, ca. 1880-1930’s is a free collection at FamilySearch of with a searchable name index linked to images of Confederate Pension Applications.
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What Can I Learn from Pension Records?
These records may contain:
- Name of spouse
- Rank of soldier
- Where enlisted
- Branch of service
How Can Pension Records Help Me Find Other Records?
With information from these records you may be able to:
- Use the information found in the pension applications to find other records such as birth, christening, marriage, census, land and death records
- Use the information to find additional family members
- Search for the service record for the individual who served in the military