The Resource Virginia half pay and other related Revolutionary War pension application files, (microform)

Virginia half pay and other related Revolutionary War pension application files, (microform)

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Virginia half pay and other related Revolutionary War pension application files
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Virginia half pay and other related Revolutionary War pension application files
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Includes 279 pension application files based on military and naval service in the Revolutionary War. The files originated in the Office of the Third Auditor of the Treasury Department, and a large number of them pertain to half-pay pensions of Virginia soldiers and sailors
  • In May 1779, the Virginia General Assembly authorized the payment of half pay for life to the State's military and naval officers, including chaplains, physicians, surgeons, and surgeons' mates, who served until the end of the war in State units within the State's borders or in the Continental Army. Following the war, many claims were brought by servicemen which were disallowed by the Virginia State Auditor. Some officers brought suits against Virginia, which were upheld in court. Virginia then sought to have the U.S. government assume the obligation, claiming that the state was not financially able to satisfy claims of the officers due to the cessation to the federal government of large tracts of land northwest of the Ohio River
  • This microfilm publication contains the records of those claims which the federal government assumed. In 1832, a Congressional act directed the Secretary of the Treasury to reimburse Virginia for half-pay pension payments made to the officers of the Virginia State Navy and certain designated units of the Virginia Line. The Secretary was further directed to assume any additional pension payments to officers of these same units. The designated units served during the Revolutionary War in the Continental Army or on Virginia's northwest frontier
  • There is generally an envelope for each soldier or sailor that contain an application and supporting data based on his service. A few records, or copies of records, are dated as early as 1778, but most of the documents are dated between 1830 and 1875. Includes originals and copies of military orders, payrolls, and muster rolls, applications for pensions and arrearages of pensions, sworn statements of individuals attesting to the veracity of service of the pensioner and the heirship of the applicants, powers of attorney, letters of administration, wills, vouchers showing payment of claims, pension certificates, correspondence, and other related records
  • The pension files reproduced in this publication differ from the main series of Revolutionary War pension files in that they originated in the Office of the Third Auditor of the Treasury Department
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Cataloging source
Vi
Location of originals duplicates
National Archives and Records Administration,
Label
Virginia half pay and other related Revolutionary War pension application files, (microform)
Publication
Note
  • Records reproduced are from Records of the Veterans Administration, Record Group 15 in the National Archives
  • Guide is reproduced at the beginning of each reel
  • National Archives microfilm publications; microcopy no. 910
Arrangement
In two series, soldiers and sailors, and thereunder alphabetical by surname.
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unknown
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
diazo
Extent
18
Generation
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
National Archives and Records Administration
Positive negative aspect
negative
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000500944
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unknown
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Type of unit
reels.

Library Locations

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