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                                                  REVOLUTIONARY WAR VETERANS' PENSION APPLICATIONS - Index of original documents in the collection of

                                                  the Butler County Historical Society.


                                    These original documents contain letters written for Revolutionary War Veterans so they could obtain their pensions

                                    under Acts of Congress of 1818 and 1820.  Most of these letters contain at least a partial list of the commander(s) the

                                    veteran served under and some of the battles that he participated in.  Some had been wounded, others told of their time

                                    spent as prisoners of war. 


                                    Some veterans list their wife’s name and age, while others just state that they had a wife and give the year she died, a

                                    few name a child or two and a couple state that they have no family at all.  One veteran had an orphaned girl living in the

                                    household and another man notes that his wife is blind. 


                                                  HISTORY OF THE PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS 1861-1865 - Complete Five Volume Set, by Samuel P. Bates, 

                                                  1869-1871.  This leather bound set of Bates includes all the men from Pennsylvania who served during the Civil War.

                                                  Bates detailed the history of every regiment including the battles they fought.  Every man is listed with his company. 

                                                  The dates the men mustered in and out and other brief details of their service are included in these volumes. 

                                                  Available at the Butler County Historical Society for your research, courtesy of Mechling Bookbindery.


                                                 PENNSYLVANIA ARCHIVES AVAILABLE ONLINE -Search the online military records from the Revolutionary

                                                  War, The War of 1812, The Civil War, The Spanish American War, and World War I.


                                                 NATIONAL ARCHIVES VETERANS' SERVICE RECORDS - Request Military Service Records, Research Using

                                                  Military Records, Replace Lost Medals and Awards, and View World War II Photos.


                                                  AVAILABLE IN THE BUTLER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S  RESEARCH LIBRARY - Over fifty volumes of military histories. 

                                                  Stop in and check out these great research resources!


                                        BATES: Military Information for men who served in the Civil War as a Pennsylvania Volunteer: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65;

                Prepared in compliance with acts of the legislature, by Samuel Penniman Bates. Harrisburg, B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71.     


Volume I.

Volume II.

Volume III.

Volume IV.

Volume V.

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