The second website is Footnote where you will find the complete collection of Civil War Pension card file index cards. These index cards often contain vital record dates of death that are available no where else. If the widow obtained a pension you might obtain previously unknown information on her. Once the pension file is known from the index card you are able to send to the National Archives (NARA) for a copy of the complete file. The original pension files themselves have never been microfilmed yet and the only place they are available is NARA.
To gain a Free Trial access to The pension index, go here: Footnote.
Database publisher Alexander Street is providing free access to these parts of "The
American Civil War Online" through April 30th at
No registration is required. A user name and password are provided on that page for logging
in. (Thanks to Joy Rich of the APG mailing list for this announcement.)
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