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List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 - Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Which Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, and the Date of Original Allowance, United States Pension Bureau Senate - Executive Document 84, Parts 1-5.
This list is taken from the official Pension Roll of 1883, the major genealogical source for Civil War and War of 1812 pensioners. Pensioners are listed by post office address, and in no apparent order after that. Use our search engine to look for a name if you're not sure where your ancestor was located.
Belmont - Bowen Station - Bowne - Byron Centre
Caledonia Station - Cannonsburg - Cascade - Casnovia - Corinth - Cortland Centre
Edgerton - Englishville - Fisher's Station
Grand Rapids, Part 1
Grand Rapids, Part 2
Grand Rapids, Part 3
Grand Rapids, Part 4
Grant - Grandville - Grattan - Griswold
Hammond - Keller - Kent City - Labarge - Lockwood
Mill Creek - Oakfield Centre - Ross
Spencer's Mills - Whitneyville
Abbreviations:abd. - abdomen, abdominalUnfamiliar Medical Terms:
ampt. - amputation
chr. - chronic
chron. - chronic
debil. - debilitation, debilitating
dep. - dependent
dept. - dependent
diarr. - diarrhea
dis. - disease
do. - "ditto"
ft. - foot
g.s.w. - gun shot wound
ind. - index
inj. - injury
l. - left
lft. - left
mal. - ??
mid. - middle
paral. - paralysis
par'l. - partial
part. - partial
port'n - portion
r. - right
res'g. - resulting
result. - resulting
rheum. - rheumatism
s.w. - saber wound (?)
surv. - survivor (?)
vis. - viscera
w. - wound
wd. - woundAnchylosis - stiffness or fixation of a joint; formation of a stiff joint.Highest pension rates:
Dyspepsia - A general set of symptoms which are believed to have their cause somewhere in the upper part of the gastro-intestinal tract.
Hemiplegia - One side only.
Pleurisy - Inflammation of the pleura, the lining of the chest cavity. Symptoms are chills, fever, dry cough, and pain in the affected side.$72.00 - ampt. both feetOddities:
$72.00 - total blindness (2)
$50.00 - g.s.w.r. side of head & resulting insanity
$50.00 - chr. diarr. & res. l. hemiplegia
$50.00 - inj. to abdomen & epilepsySarah Friend - cause for which pensioned: "act. June 3, 1858"
(Anybody know what act this is?)
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