Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929 is a free collection at FamilySearch and includes browsable images of “applications for pensions filed by Confederate veterans and widows living in the state of Arkansas.”

The images are organized alphabetically by last name.


You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It’s easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.


What Can I Learn from Arkansas Confederate Pensions?

Pension records may include:

  • Solider’s name
  • Soldiers place of birth and date of birth
  • Place of enlistment and discharge
  • A brief description of the soldier’s service record
  • Wounds received
  • Statement by physicians
  • Place and length of residency in Arkansas

A widow’s application may include:

  • Widow’s full name
  • Widow’s place of birth
  • Date and place of marriage to the veteran
  • Date and place of the veteran’s death
  • Names of witnesses
  • Proof of indigence


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