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1909 Middlesex County Confederate Pension List

After the Civil War ended, the problem of disabled Confederate soldiers and Confederate widows came before the Virginia Legislature several times. In 1888, the Legislature approved payment of pensions of widows of soldiers killed in action or who died in service and those who were severely 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. This is that list for Middlesex County in the year 1909.

The following list shows the name of the pensioner, and the act under which they were drawing benefits. Contact the Library of Virginia for copies of the actual pension application if desired.

Armstrong, John T. 1888
Bowden, Julia A. 1900
Broughton, Mina A. 1900
Chandler, Silas 1902
Clayville, Elisha 1888
Clayville, Zadock 1900
Coates, Z. R. 1902
Covington, Sarah E. 1902
Fitchett, Sallie E. 1900
Garrett, Polly A. 1900
Groom, Jennetta F. 1902
Harrow, J. J. 1888
Hart, B. F. 1888
Hart, Mary E. 1888
Johnson, Louisiana 1902
Major, L. O. B. 1888
Major, Walter M. 1900
Miller, Eugene J. 1902
Parker, Sandy 1902
Redd, J. E. 1900
Sales, J. H. 1900
Sibley, Lucy 1900
Young, Ephraim 1900

Information compiled by Jeff Weaver, August, 1996

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