Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

Kentucky Confederate Pensions Online

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on February 28, 2012

The digitization of important primary source materials continues apace. Yesterday, the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives announced that its Confederate pensions holdings are now online. Kentucky never formally seceded from the Union, and didn’t get around to establishing a pension program for Confederate veterans and their widows until 1912. The user interface in this case is dead simple, and the good folks there have added a handy feature I’ve not seen before — applications grouped by regiment, for Kentucky units.



Image: The 1916 pension application for Isaac N. Sparks, formerly of Co. K, 5th Kentucky Mounted Infantry Regiment.

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  1. Richard said, on February 28, 2012 at 6:22 pm


    Thanks for finding and posting this

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