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The name of the Captain would appear to be "Cannon" in the first image (appearing more legibly in "Captain Wm Cannons Company" in the second). The phrase at the end is "per annum" (compare the "p" in "per" with the "p" in "Captain" in your first image) I did a quick search for "South Carolina Volunteers" "1812", and found this list of Nash's Regiment SC ...


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The descriptive pamphlet for NARA microcopy publication T718 is a reproduction of its entry in the print catalog of microfilm publications. It contains a roll list and a brief description of the entries in the register. Each entry shows the name of the pensioner, the name of the veteran (if different), the name of the pension agent, the name of the ...


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For another timeline see the table American Involvement in Wars from Colonial Times to the Present on the American History section of About.com. I went to Fold3 to puzzle out what the source of this image might be -- as ColeValleyGirl says, it's important to have the context in order to analyze this record. I don't have a current Fold3 membership, so I can'...


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The card would have been produced in the process of granting her a pension as a war widow, and then updated when she remarried and became ineligible to receive the pension (as she now had another husband to provide for her, relieving the state of the necessity to provide). The Western Front Association has some useful background information on these ...


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I think the word is "at", with the cross of the "t" displaced (as is the case with the last "t" in the word "certificate" in the line above". Also, I think it may be "52/100", rather than "50/100" So my transcription of that last line would be: "... 1859 at $3 52/100 per month. Janison" However, note that there is a displaced bar on the "5" in the "...


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As already mentioned in the comment by AndyW, there were "contesting widows" -- cases where two women applied for the pension of the same veteran. One article examining these cases is Beverly Schwartzberg's article, "Lots of Them Did That": Desertion, Bigamy, and Marital Fluidity in Late-Nineteenth-Century America" in the *Journal of Social History, *Volume ...


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I think the pension file has a clerical error that has somehow combined two different people. In PA Civil War unit rosters, you find both George Heffelfinger and Mahlon Buchert (or Buchard). In the 1870 census you can find in Penn. Mahlon, wife Catherine, and two children born not long after the civil war. Mahlon was born 1840/41. George Heffelfinger has a ...


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Looks like it's Sprinklesburgh – an old name for the town that is now Newburgh, Warrick Co., Indiana. The original name was after founder John Sprinkle. According to this Newburgh History, Sprinklesburgh was united with Newburg in 1841 to form Newburgh.


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Here is an example of INDIAN WARS Pension filing by Widow of John Mugan. Here is the card for the second request for Catherine Mugan, widow of John Mugan. This card specifically states: 'OLD WAR'. We know from the previous registration card that the OLD WAR which John Mugan participated in was INDIAN WARS. We can read further and find that he was involved ...


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There is a website that covers the "OLD WAR", it's: http://www.gentracer.com/usoldwar.html The "Old War" Period (1785-1861) includes the War of 1812, the Indian Wars, the Florida War, the Mexican War, and others. We have access to the microfilmed copies of compiled service records, pension records, bounty land warrants, and hereditary societies (...


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