North Carolina, Confederate Soldiers and Widows Pension Applications, 1885-1953 is a free collection at FamilySearch for US Civil War records for Confederate Soldiers and Widows.


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[su_heading size=”18″]What Can I Learn from North Carolina Confederate Records?[/su_heading]

Confederate Soldier Pensions

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Address and Parish
  • Regiment name
  • Military experiences
  • Postwar life
  • References to wife and/or children
  • Nature of incapacity


Widow Pensions

  • Name (Married and Maiden)
  • Deceased soldier’s name and regiment
  • Cause and Date of soldier’s death
  • Date of birth
  • Address and Parish
  • Date of birth
  • Date of marriage
  • Nature of the soldier’s or widow’s incapacity



[su_heading size=”18″]How Can Confederate Records Help Me Find Other Records?[/su_heading]

With North Carolina Confederate Records information you may be able to:

  • Use the age to calculate an approximate birth date
  • Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of the deceased to locate census, church, and land records
  • Use the information from the pension application to search for additional military records
  • Death dates may lead to death certificates, mortuary, or burial records
  • Confederate records are often fragmentary due to incomplete muster and descriptive rolls. The records are otherwise considered a reliable source in family history research. The reliability, of course, depends on the accuracy of the informant




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