Units that had men from Caroline County:
Virginia 47th Infantry, Co. K (Tyranny Unmasked Artillery)
47th Infantry, Co.H3 (Port Royal Guards)
Co. G (2nd), Co. H (3rd)
Caroline Light Artillery(Thornton's)
30th Regiment, Co. G
30th Regiment, Co. H (Sparta Grays)
30th Regiment, Co. E (Caroline Grays)
30th Regiment, Co. F (Bowling Green Guards)
Ninth Virginia Cavalry, Co. B (Caroline Light Dragoons)
Twenty-Fourth Regiment of the Virginia Cavalry, Co. F
Regimental Histories Series. This excellent Civil War series gives all regimental
histories. There is an index containing rosters of the men and a description
of their service record during the war. If you are interested in obtaining a
copy, go to this site for more information.
After the Civil
War ended the problem of disabled Confederate soldiers and Confederate widows
came before the Virginia Legislature several times. It was up to each Southern
state to take care of their own soldiers by providing a pension plan for them,
if they so chose. In 1888 the Legislature approved the payment of pensions of
widows of soldiers killed in action or who died in service and those who were
severly maimed while wearing the gray.
In 1900, as the veteran population aged, some restrictions were lifted. In 1902 requirements were further eased. The procedure followed was that the veteran or widow filled out an application for a pension. This pension was then presented to a local pension board for review. If this board approved the pension then it was sent to the Auditor of Public Accounts for payment. The pension applications were not kept at the county level. The Auditor of Public Accounts published a list annually, by county, of the recipients of these Confederate pensions.
The following is a list for Caroline County for the year 1909.
thanks to Jeff Weaver for this explanation and listing of recipients. )
Contact the Library of Virginia for the actual pension application.
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