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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Civil War Widows' Pension Digitization Project at the National Archives (USA)

The National Archives holds 1.28 million case files of pension applications from family members of deceased Civil War Union soldiers. A team of more than sixty volunteers, led by National Archives staff, is digitizing the files and placing them on line for researchers and the general public. The project recently completed case number 100,000. The files are a treasure trove of Civil War information

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