These records consist primarily of applications, physician statements, witness statements, and applicant statements related to ongoing disability. There are also letters indicating changes in address and other logistical communications necessary to facilitate payment of the pensions.
Confederate veterans and their widows were eligible, under certain conditions, to collect pensions based on disability related to service in the Civil War. In order to maintain their pensions, veterans and widows had to provide regular updates of their disability and marital status each year. The updates had to be provided to a county board responsible for validating the eligibility of the individuals to continue receiving pensions. If the veteran or widow once again became able to work or if a widow remarried, their eligibility for this pension would have ended.
Document; 8.5" x 11"
Lawrence County (Ark.)
Lawrence County (Ark.) Confederate pension records, MSNE.0007
Arkansas State Archives
Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives
Lawrence County (Ark.) Confederate pension records, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.
United States History