Searching Confederate Pensions

Confederate pension applications are available to view free of charge on the North Carolina Digital Collections website.

I have found it helpful to initiate a search for a pension application by entering “Wilson County” in the first search box. Make sure you put the term in quotation marks.

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From there, type the surname you are researching into the second search box and make sure “within results” is selected.

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Click on the results to view the pension application.

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