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Confederate Pension Applications


Columbia County's
CSA Veteran's Pension Applications Index


The State of Florida first authorized pensions for Confederate Veterans in 1885. Widow's applications are filed with the veteran's application. Both applications contain information of interest to the genealogist.


The veteran's applications normally contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Date and place of birth
  • Unit of service
  • Date and place of enlistment
  • Date and place of discharge
  • Brief description of service, including wounds, if applicable
  • Proof of service
  • Place of residency in Florida
  • Length of residency in Florida

  • The widow's application, in addition to the information about the veteran, typically contains:

  • Name
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Date and place of husband's death
  • Place of residency in Florida
  • Length of residency in Florida
  • Proof of husband's service
  • May contain widow's date and place of birth
  • The information provided in this index, courtesy of the Florida State Archives, is arranged alphabetically by surname of the veteran. The index includes the application file number, veteran's name, unit, wife's name, year of application, number of pages in the file. For a listing of all Florida applicants, visit the Florida State Archives CSA Pension Application Files Index


    Application files cost $7.50 each. To order, make checks payable to Department of State and send it to

    The Florida State Archives, R. A.
    Gray Building
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-0250


    Surnames beginning with:

    | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H |
    | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R |
    | S | T | U | V | W | Y |



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