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List of Civil War Pensioners

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Roll of Pensioners 1812-1883, Ringgold County, Iowa

January 1, 1883

Five acts between 1862 and 1907 provided pensions for Union soldiers. The earliest of these acts provided pensions for soldiers where were disabled or killed. In these cases, a widow, the children, or a parent of an unmarried son was granted a pension upon proving that the soldier contributed significantly to the applicant's support. Normally these applications were submitted soon after the death of the soldier.

The National Archives in Washington, D. C. hold all of the original service records of the Civil War soldiers. Each soldier's record in this collection includes several dozen documents, detailing the soldier's rank, his assignment to a company and regiment, medical examinations during service, and disability pension papers. Also included in the documentation are the widow's pension application, if one was submitted.

Some of the difficulty in verifying these records arise because of misspellings of the soldier's name, or the soldier may have used an alias. Some soldier's gave false information about their name and/or age. If this happened, it came back to haunt the soldier and his family years later when applying for a pension.

Some Civil War pension files for Union soldiers are also maintained by the Veteran's Administrion.

Union pensions were issued by the United States Government. Confederate veteran pensions were issued by some former Confederate states such as Tennessee. Those records are usually maintained by that state's archives.

  • ARGABRIGHT, Jas. M., Kellerton. Pensioned for wound to right hand.
    Certificate #88,755. Monthly rate $4.00

  • ASHBY, Nancy, Mount Ayr. Widow's pension.
    Certificate $28,560. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance August of 1863

  • BEARD, James, Mount Ayr. Pensioned for gunshot wound to wrist and arm.
    Certificate #101,109. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance November of 1869

  • BRADLEY, William H., Kellerton. Pensioned for fracture of ribs, left side.
    Certificate #187,661. Monthly rate $6.00. Original allowance April of 1881

  • BROME, James M., Marena. Pensioned for chronic diarrhea.
    Certificate #206,079. Monthly rate $2.00. Original allowance April of 1882

  • BROWN, BAZZLE G., Kellerton. Pensioned for disease of the lungs.
    Certificate #140,998. Monthly rate $6.00

  • BROWN, Emanuel B., Eugene. Pensioned for gunshot wound right arm.
    Certificate #188,931. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance May of 1881

  • BROWN, Joseph, Caledonia. Pensioned for deafness.
    Certificate #131,914. Monthly rate $8.00

  • BRUBAKER, Simon, Redding. Pensioned for partial paralysis of left leg.
    Certificate #207,662. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance April of 1882

  • CAMPBELL, Elijah, Mount Ayr. Pensioned for disease of the eyes.
    Certificate #10,821. Monthly rate $14.00

  • CAMPBELL, Robert, Mount Ayr. Pensioned for gunshot wound to left thigh.
    Certificate #205,404. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance March of 1882

  • CARMICHAEL, Jas. H., Tingley. Father's pension.
    Certificate #187,052. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance February of 1880

  • Carr, Joseph A., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for wound to left knee.
    Certificate #153,400. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance May of 1878

  • CARR, Joseph, Eugene. Pensioned for gunshot wound to the back.
    Certificate #61,731. Monthly rate $12.00

  • CASNER, William, Eugene. Pensioned for disease of eyes and dyspepsia.
    Certificate #165,461. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance March of 1880

  • CAVIN, William, Mount Ayr. Pensioned for gunshot wound to right lung.
    Certificate #10,220. Monthly rate $12.00

  • DANIEL, Sowash, Caledonia. Pensioned for chronic rheumatism.
    Certificate #137,401. Monthly rate $12.00

  • DAVIS, Caroline E., Mount Ayr. Widow's pension.
    Certificate #5,713. Monthly allowance $8.00. Original allowance April of 1867

  • DAVIS, Robert R., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for inhumane treatment.
    Certificate #121,484. Monthly rate $4.00

  • DOAN, Isaac S., Kellerton. Pensioned for disease of lungs, stomach, and bowels.
    Certificate #147,076. Monthly rate $6.00. Origianl allowance July of 1877

  • DODGE, Daniel, Eugene. Pensioned for chronic diarrhea.
    Certificate #156,902. Monthly rate $3.00. Original allowance December of 1878

  • DRAPER, Isaac, Caledonia. Pensioned for asthma.
    Certificate #220,441. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance November of 1882

  • ELDER, Alexander, Eugene. Pensioned for gunshot wound left arm.
    Certificate #192,396. Monthly rate $2.00. Original allowance July of 1881

  • EPPERLY, Zachariah D., Mount Ayr. Minor child's pension.
    Certificate #175,507. Monthly rate $10.00. Original allowance November of 1876

  • EVERLY, Elizabeth, Goshen. Widow's pension.
    Certificate #119,214. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance September of 1868

  • FORIS, John G., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for disease of abdominal viscera.
    Certificate #189,389. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance May of 1881

  • FOX, John, Kellerton. Pensioned for disease of abdominal viscera.
    Certificate $170,778. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance May of 1882

  • FULLERTON, Jas. R., Kellerton. Pensioned for disease of eyes.
    Certificate #183,818. Monthly rate $12.00. Original allowance March of 1881

  • GALE, James, Kellerton. Pensioned for dyspepsia.
    Certificate #151,541. Monthly rate $6.00. Original allowance March of 1878

  • GANDER, James H., Ingart Grove. Pensioned for gunshot wound to right knee.
    Certificate #203,126. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance February of 1882

  • GARD, Stephen J., Goshen. Pensioned for gunshot wound to left jaw.
    Certificate #140,022. Monthly rate $6.00. Original allowance July of 1876

  • GIBBONEY, Francis E., Kellerton. Pensioned for wound to right shoulder.
    Certificate #11,914. Monthly rate $8.00

  • GREGORY, Oliver C., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for disease of the eyes.
    Certificate #141,478. Monthly rate $14.00

  • GUNTER, Hinson, Kellerton. Pensioned for injury to right foot.
    Certificate #180,546. Monthly rate $2.00. Original allowance June of 1881

  • HAM, Jonathan, Kellerton. Pensioned for rheumatism.
    Certificate #221,541. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance December of 1882

  • HARLOW, George W., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for chronic diarrhea.
    Certificate #194,018. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance August of 1881

  • HARRIS, William C., Kellerton. Pensioned for gunshot wound of head.
    Certificate #145,591. Monthly rate $4.00

  • HIGDAY, Albert H., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for paralysis of lower extremities.
    Certificate #180,988. Monthly allowance $12.00. Original allowance January of 1881

  • HIMLEY, Lorinda, Mount Ayr. Widow's pension.
    Certificate #58,896. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance March of 1875

  • HOFFMAN, Martha M., Redding. Widow's pension.
    Certificate #74,228. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance August of 1867

  • HOOD, Wyatt C., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for tumor on left side.
    Certificate #221,370. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance November of 1882

  • HOGUE, Francis C., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for ophthalmia, disease of the eyes.
    Certificate #136,541. Monthly rate $14.00

  • HUGHES, Isaac, Kellerton. Pensioned for disease of abdomen viscera and dyspepsia. Monthly rate $8.00

  • HUTCHINS, Mary, Caledonia. Widow's pension.
    Certificate #121,030. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance November, 1868

  • Jackson, Joseph E., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for gunshot wound to right knee.
    Certificate #208,402. Monthly rate $6.00. Original allowance May of 1882

  • JOHNSON, John W., Caledonia. Pensioned for chronic diarrhea.
    Certificate #211,768. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance June of 1882

  • JONES, Gabriel M., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for wound to left thigh.
    Certificate #143,652. Monthly rate $8.00

  • KELLEY, Mark P., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for gunshot wound to left thigh.
    Certificate #175,846. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance October of 1880

  • KINDBLADE, Gustav A., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for gunshot wound to left thumb.
    Certificate #216,236. Monthly rate $2.00. Original allowance August of 1882

  • LAYTON, Minerva, Mount Ayr. Widow's pension.
    Certificate #34,798. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance April of 1868

  • LEXINGTON, Foster, Caledonia. Pensioned for injury of right foot and ankle.
    Certificate #298,776. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance May of 1882

  • LIGGETT, Thomas, Mount Ayr. Pensioned for gunshot wounds to left side, face, and neck. Certificate #145,680. Monthly rate $4.00

  • LONCAS, Godfrey S., Eugene. Pensioned for gunshot wound left arm.
    Certificate #214,090. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance June of 1882

  • MARSHALL, Isaac, Mount Ayr. Pensioned for shell wound to right foot.
    Certificate #80,417. Monthly rate $8.00

  • McCALLS, William H., Kellerton. Pensioned for gunshot wound of head.
    Certificate #164,879. Monthly rate $2.00. Original allowance February of 1880

  • McCLANAHAN, Francis M., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for chronic diarrhea.
    Certificate #145,511. Monthly rate $8.00

  • McCURDY, Anson B., Clipper. Pensioned for chronic diarrhea and disease of kidneys. Certificate #171,459. Monthly rate $10.00. Original allowance July of 1880

  • McDONALD, George, Kellerton. Pensioned for chronic diarrhea and injury to abdomen. Certificate #205,489. Montly rate $4.00. Original allowance March of 1882

  • McGAUGHEY, John, Mount Ayr. Pensioned for paralysis.
    Certificate #59,031. Monthly rate $18.00

  • McGILL, Joseph, Mount Ayr. Pensioned for gunshot wound to right hip.
    Certificate #170,986. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance June of 1880

  • MEDARIS, Jason T., Redding. Pensioned for general debilatation and rheumatism.
    Certificate #78,493. Monthly rate $4.00

  • MICHAEL, George W., Kellerton. Pensioned for periostitis of right tibia.
    Certificate #221,388. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance November of 1882

  • MILLER, Annie W., Mount Ayr. Widow's pension.
    Certificate #33,440. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance October of 1867

  • MOORE, General T., Caledonia. Pensioned for fracture of left patella.
    Certificate #166,959. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance April of 1880

  • MORRILL, William, Redding. Pensioned for gunshot wound to right thigh.
    Certificate #83,404. Monthly rate $7.00

  • NEIDIGH, William H., Eugene. Pensioned for gunshot wound right breast.
    Certificate #175,854. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance October of 1880

  • NEWTON, Chas. R., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for gunshot wound to the left leg.
    Certificate #189,114. Monthly rate $8.00. Origianl allowance May of 1881

  • NEWTON, Jasper J., Wirt. Pensioned for disease of abdominal viscera.
    Certificate #181,560. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance January of 1881

  • NOBLE, Rachel D., Kellerton. Widow's pension for Veteran of 1812.
    Certificate #22,150. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance April of 1879

  • PALMER, William H., Delphos. Pensioned for loss of right leg.
    Certificate #53,982. Monthly allowance $24.00

  • PARSONS, Henry H., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for gunshot wound to left side.
    Certificate #114,305. Monthly rate $8.00

  • PETERG, Alexander, Mount Ayr. Pensioned for gunshot wound to left arm.
    Certificate #194,288. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance August of 1881

  • POINTER, Robert, Mount Ayr. Pensioned for injury to black and hydrocele.
    Certificate #138,130. Monthly rate $18.00

  • POLLOCK, William H., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for scurvy.
    Certificate #215,566. Monthly rate $2.00. Original allowance July of 1882

  • PRATT, Edgar I., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for chronic cataracts and disease of the kidneys. Certificate #178,758. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance Nov. of 1880

  • PRESTON, Bernard, Mount Ayr. Pensioned for chronic diarrhea.
    Certificate #181,870. Monthly rate $6.00. Original allowance January of 1881

  • RAINS, Allen, Redding. Pensioned for varicose veins, right leg.
    Certificate #167,831. Monthly rate $6.00. Original allowance May of 1880

  • RHODES, Abraham, Caledonia. Pensioned for gunshot wound left thigh.
    Certificate #89,352. Monthly rate $8.00

  • RICHARDSON, John W., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for disease of the eyes.
    Certificate #189,891. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance June of 1881

  • ROBBY, Nancy, Mount Ayr. Mother's pension.
    Certificate #173,329. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance May of 1876

  • ROGERS, Jane, Mount Ayr. Mother's pension.
    Certificate #60,157. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance November of 1865

  • RUSSELL, Elizabeth, Mount Ayr. Mother's pension.
    Certificate #173,274. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance May of 1876

  • SAMS, Cynthia, Delphos. Pensioned as minor child of veteran.
    Certificate #113,444. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance May of 1868

  • SEAY, John S., Mount Ayr., Pensioned for disease of the kidneys.
    Certificate #144,423. Monthly rate $12.00

  • STATON, Wilson M., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for partial paralysis of right side.
    Certificate #185,641. Monthly rate $18.00. Original allowance March of 1881

  • SMITH, George W., Caledonia. Pensioned for conjunctivitis and disease of eyes.
    Certificate #181,289. Monthly rate $6.00

  • SMITH, William S., Kellerton. Pensioned for gunshot wounds to head, left foot.
    Certificate #206,539. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance April of 1882

  • STEEN, Eliza, Kellerton. Mother's pension.
    Certificate #189,637. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance September of 1880

  • STEPHENS, Barbara, Mount Ayr. Widow's pension.
    Certificate #194,764. Monthly allowance $8.00. Original allowance March 1882

  • STEVENSON, Andrew, Eugene. Pensioned for disease of the heart.
    Certificate #223,703. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance December of 1882

  • STEWARD, Sarah, Mount Ayr. Mother's pension.
    Certificate #164,354. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance March of 1874

  • STIMSON, William R., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for wound to right hand.
    Certificate #16,112. Monthly rate $8.00

  • SKINNER, Mary M., Mount Ayr. Widow's pension.
    Certificate #173,742. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance June of 1876

  • THRIFT, William D., Goshen. Pensioned for chronic diarrhea and disease of eyes.
    Certificate #176,943. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance October of 1880

  • THROCKMORTON, David, Mount Ayr. Pensioned for wound to right arm.
    Certificate #75,766. Monthly rate $12.00

  • VIDAL, John L., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for nervous debilatation and partial paralysis one side. Certificate #180,500. Monthly rate $17.00. Original allowance Jan. of 1881

  • VORPE, Eugene, Mount Ayr. Pensioned for wounded right scapula.
    Certificate #143,788. Monthly rate $3.00

  • WALL, John, Mount Ayr. Pensioned for gunshot wound to right wrist.
    Certificate #157,801. Monthly allowance $6.00. Original allowance March of 1879

  • WALTERS, Abraham F., Caledonia. Pensioned for disease of eyes.
    Certificate #204,189. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance March of 1882

  • WHITE, William, Kew. Pensioned for lung disease.
    Certificate #201,459. Monthly rate $4.00. Original allowance January of 1882.

  • WILLIAMS, James S., Tingley. Pensioned for wounds to throat, body, and left thigh.
    Certificate #109,682. Monthly rate $12.75

  • WILLIAMS, Samuel G., Wirt. Pensioned for partial dap (?) left side and loss of sight in left eye. Certificate #159,378. Monthly rate $8.00. Original allowance April of 1879

  • WILSON, Hugh P., Mount Ayr. Pensioned for injury to abdomen.
    Certificate #630,010. Monthly rate $12.00

  • WILSON, Jas. H., Kellerton. Pensioned for gunshot wound left leg.
    Certificate #130,723. Monthly rate $4.00

  • WYCKOFF, Erastus, Caledonia. Pensioned for gunshot wound right hand.
    Certificate # unknown. Monthly rate $4.00

    Transcribed by Sharon R. Becker, September of 2009


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