How to get Pension
You must use (National Archives) NATF Form 80 to obtain
records, military service records and pre-1856 service Bounty-land
These may be obtained by email by sending a request with your mailing
to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Note: This email address no longer works)
The NATF Form 80 may also be obtained by writing to:
Archives Records Administration
General Reference branch (NNRG-P)
7th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20408
Allow 8 - 10 weeks to receive a reply. Pay by credit card if
it will speed the process. The fee is normally $10.00 unless the packet
is extra large. You will not be sent the amount over the $10.00 charge
without your permission. Payment is made before receipt of copies.
Some things you may learn from pension records:
- Date and place of birth of veteran
- Date and place of death of veteran
- Veteran's place and date of marriage
- Wife's maiden name
- Names and birthdates of veteran's children
- Veteran's health condition.
- Places veteran lived.
- Letters and affidavits written by the veteran
his neighbors and/or