The Resource General register of pensioners

General register of pensioners

Label
General register of pensioners, 1888
Title
General register of pensioners
Inclusive dates
1888
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • These records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government: Military Expenditures - Civil War. Pensions
  • Volume contains names of Civil War pensioners, place of residence, disabilities, dates of filing, dates paid, and amount. Only 7 pages out of 501 are filled in. Volume covers the period from 22 March to 3 April 1888
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928) (Search as Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928))
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Biographical or historical data
After the end of Reconstruction the General Assembly began to assist financially Virginia Confederate Civil War veterans and their families. An act passed on 5 March 1888 provided pensions for soldiers disabled during the war and for widows of soldiers killed in the war. On 7 March 1900 pension benefits were extended to widows whose husbands had died during or after the war from wounds. An act passed on 2 April 1902 included widows whose husbands had died from diseases contracted during the war. The auditor of public accounts maintained registers of pensioners and kept accounts of pension payments. On 1 March 1928 the Office of the Comptroller in the Department of Accounts assumed the functions of the auditor with regard to pensions.
Citation location within source
Entry no. 189
Citation source
Auditor of Public Accounts inventory
Label
General register of pensioners
Arrangement
Chronological by date of filing.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Immediate source of acquisition
General register of pensioners, 1888,
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000484607
Type of unit
v.

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