Posted By:Rick Bryant
Subject:Re: Enrollment Question
Post Date:July 23, 2012 at 14:33:45
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Forum:Civil War Forum
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If he indeed died during or shortly after the war, he would not have drawn any pension as these were not available in the former Confederate states until many years after the war. The vast majority of money spent on veterans in the South during the years shortly after the war was for artificial limbs. If, in fact, Mary Jane married someone else, during that marriage she would not have been eligible for a pension. In most former Confederate states, she would not be eligible unless her second husband died and she could prove that she was indigent to the point that neither she nor any of her children could provide for her. If she did later apply, it would have been in the state of her current residence - not the state from which he served.