Index to Pension application ledger


Title
Index to Pension application ledger
Description
Index to pension application ledger, 1887-1889. Names of claimants, affiants, and persons of importance are listed alphabetically with maiden names and aliases where known and cross references. Names of enslavers, if applicable, are also included. This index is part of the Frederick Douglass papers. He was a black lawyer, minister, and teacher from New Bern, N.C. During the 1880s and 1890s he handled the pension applications of many Blacks who served in the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy during the Civil War.
Date
1887-1889
Original Format
military records
Extent
21cm x 27cm
Local Identifier
0323-b1-fa
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Comments

David Kay May 27 2022

Thats so interesting Kenneth! I am a PhD student in the history department at UNCG. The Pension records are so important to recovering the experiences of individuals-- like Harriett Boyd and Toney Boyd-- during the U.S. Civil War and emancipation.

Kenneth Whitehurst Jun 22 2017

My great-great grandparents, Harriett Boyd and Toney Boyd, are listed on page 55 of the index to Pensions. The full record is at the National Archives in Washington, DC.

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