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Civil War pension application ledger

Date: 1894 - 1897 | Identifier: 0323-b2a-fa
Includes pension applications for African-Americans who served in the Union Army and Navy during the Civil War primarily from the New Bern, North Carolina-area. Pension applications may include birth, death, marriage, residency, and military service information. The ledger is indexed by letter groups but not alphabetized within letter groups. This ledger is part of the Frederick C. Douglass papers. Douglass was a black lawyer, minister, and teacher, in New Bern, N.C., who handled pension applications for African-Americans who served in the Union Army and Navy during the Civil War. The ledger includes an envelope addressed to Douglass and 4 loose pages laid in. more...