Source:United States. Civil War and Later Pension Files

Source Civil War and Later Pension Files
Author Department of Veterans Affairs
Place United States
Year range 1861 - 1934
Subject Military records
Publication information
Type Government / Church records
Place issued Washington D.C.
References / Cites Record Group 15
Department of Veterans Affairs. Civil War and Later Pension Files. (Washington D.C.).
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)http://www.nara.govFree website

This source is the next step after you have found your ancestor's index card on the Source:United States. General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 or Source:United States. Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served between 1861 and 1900 (1917) offline or online. This source is usually a goldmine for family history. This source is only available by ordering from the National Archives (NARA) in Washington D.C. On average the file has about 150 pages, some has less pages, and some have more pages.