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African American veterans

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Civil War Pension Claim Applications

Identifier: ARCH-33157
Content Description STORED IN BOX Scope and Contents During the Civil War, the Federal government touted its general pension system as a way to entice men to enlist. These benefits were guaranteed to all soldiers, sailors, or their dependents whose disability was a direct result of their military service.In 1890, President Benjamin Harrison signed the Dependent and Disability Act into law. This Act provided pensions to all Union Army veterans, who...
Dates: 1889-1891