10 April 2012
This card is from the Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900, for Clinton Burch. His wife Eliza (Butler) is a probable first cousin of my great-great-grandmother, Florence Ellen (Butler) Sargent. This card doesn't mention her name, but it does indicate that a widow filed an application based on his service in 1913. These cards are NARA microfilm publication T289--and are on Fold3.com.
The card below is Burch's card from the General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. These cards are available at Ancestry.com.
These cards were microfilmed by the National Archives as microfilm publication T288.
Burch's General Index card contains information, but there is one additional detail--the state from which the pension was filed.
That's not listed on the unit index card.
We're working on an article on Burch's pension for the next issue of Casefile Clues. Don't forget there's more than one index card.
In a future post, we'll see the payment card.