Source Information

Alabama Department of Archives and History
Ancestry.com. Alabama, Confederate Pension and Service Records, 1862-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Alabama Confederate Pension Applications and Service Records, 1865-1940. Montgomery, Alabama: Alabama Department of Archives and History.

About Alabama, Confederate Pension and Service Records, 1862-1947

This collection contains records that relate to Confederate veterans’ pensions in Alabama between 1865-1940. During the 35 years after the Civil War until 1900, only disabled soldiers were receiving a pension from the state of Alabama for their service. In 1899, the State Legislature authorized pensions for Confederate veterans who weren’t disabled and resided in Alabama or for their widows. The warrants for these payments were drawn up by the state auditor and include:

  • Name
  • Number
  • Occupation
  • Where wounded
  • Date of wound
  • Whether a widow or veteran
  • Company
  • Regiment
  • Branch of service

The other portion of these records contain applications for the relief of veterans or their widows, correspondence, affidavits, widow applications for reclassification, and other related materials. These records may contain:

  • Name
  • Company
  • Regiment
  • List of property
  • Name of spouse