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1883 Pensioner's Index

Title Pages of the 1883 Pensioner’s Roll -

List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving The Name of Each Pensioner, The Cause For Which Pensioned, The Post-Office Address, The Rate of Pension Per Month, and The Date of Original Allowance, As Called For By Senate Resolution of December 8, 1882, With an Added Table of Contents. Volume I., Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1970 .

Originally Published As United States Government Document, Serial Numbers 2078-2082. Senate Executive Document 84, Parts 1-5, 47th Congress, 2d Session. United States Pension Bureau, Washington, 1883.

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Once you have obtained a pension application number, you will probably want to see a copy of the original application papers which will provide more information about the applicant. You can order a copy of the original papers by writing to:

Department of Veterans Affairs
District of Columbia Regional Office
941 North Capitol Drive, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20421
Telephone: (202)273-5400



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Abbreviations used in the 1883 pension roll:
  • amp. - amputated
  • atr. - atrophy
  • chr. - chronic
  • diarr. - diarrhea
  • dis. - disease
  • frac. - fracture
  • g.s.w. - gun shot wound
  • inj. - injury
  • l. - left
  • ls. - loss


  • par. - partial
  • paral. - paralysis
  • r. - right
  • rheum. - rheumatism or rheumatic
  • shl., sh. - shell or shrapnel
  • shoul. - shoulder
  • w., wd. - wound

It was common at the time to use the word "do" for (ditto). The "do"s in this document have been replaced with the actual word. Soldiers listed in this index may have served in the Civil War, (Union only), the War of 1812, Black Hawk War or Mexican American War.  

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