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War of 1812

  • Legislation was not passed until 1871 to grant pensions to War of 1812 veterans and their survivors. It is likely your ancestor died before filing for pension benefits. Widows most often obtained pensions.
  • One condition of receiving a War of 1812 pension was that the applicant had not supported the confederacy during the Civil War.
  • Preserve the Pensions is an effort to digitize pension records from the War of 1812.