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List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883

 Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Which Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, and the Date of Original Allowance, United States Pension Bureau Senate

Volume IV, Washington. Government Printing Office, 1883

On 8 Dec 1882, the US Senate passed a resolution to enumerate, by town, county, and state, all individuals receiving a pension. This list is taken from that document. It is used today as a major genealogical source for Civil War and the War of 1812 pensioners. Pensioners in this transcribed version of the original document are listed by county, post office and alphabetically by name.

This document, digitally scanned by Google, can be found on Google Books.

Counties: Baker - Benton - Clackamas - Clatsop - Columbia - Coos - Curry - Douglas - Grant - Jackson - Josephine - Lake -
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Pension List
Lane County, Oregon

of pensioner
Post Office
Cause for which pensioned Monthly
rate (USD $)
Date of
where resided
21341 White, Charles E. Cannon gun shot wound, right arm 6 Dec 1863 Lane
58223 Young, John M. Cannon gun shot wound, left leg 4 Feb 1866 Lane
24580 Brown, Hosea Cartwright's survivor 1812 8 Nov 1878 Lane
3169 Fitch, Horace G. Creswell pleu. Pneumonia, diseased bronchial tubes (Navy) 8 May 1881 Lane
206618 Hager, Christopher Creswell injury to abdomen 4 Apr 1882 Lane
194580 Pike, Seth M. Crow gun shot wound, left foot 4 Aug 1881 Lane
216570 Sturtevant, Joseph K. Crow gun shot wound, right breast 8 Aug 1882 Lane
39667 Atterbury, James E. Eugene City gun shot wound, face, left arm, right leg 18 Oct 1872 Lane
6278 Condel, Rachel Eugene City widow 1812 8 Aug 1874 Lane
161741 Green, Orville Eugene City gun shot wound, hip, thigh 4 Jul 1879 Lane
125049 Greer, James Eugene City chronic diarrhea 10 Dec 1873 Lane
62574 Lockwood, Samuel G. Eugene City gun shot wound, both legs 12 Aug 1870 Lane
172696 Offutt, James Eugene City gun shot wound, right leg 3.75 UG 1880 Lane
203944 Paxton, Stephen Z. Eugene City gun shot wound, right thigh 6 Mar 1882 Lane
24430 Shore, Jacob Eugene City survivor 1812 8 Oct 1878 Lane
70433 Wilson, Franklin B. Eugene City gun shot wound, left hand and arm 5.33 Nov 1866 Lane
70099 Adams, Ellen R. Goshen mother 8 Lane
146581 Gray, Israel J. Hill wound, right hip 8 Jun 1877 Lane
39016 Walters, Elmira Irving dependant mother 8 Jan 1865 Lane
145538 Seifridge, Horatio Isabel diseased eyes 4 Apr 1880 Lane
24919 Cox, Solomon Junction City survivor 1812 8 Mar 1879 Lane
117934 Dickerson, Charles Junction City gun shot wound, left shoulder 6 Jul 1872 Lane


Where to Go From Here

Most soldiers or their widows or minor children applied for a pension. In some cases, a dependent father or mother applied. The pension files are indexed by the National Archives microfilm publication T288, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 (544 rolls) which is also available online at (for a fee).

The pension file will often contain more information about what the soldier did during the war than the Compiled Military Service Records, and it may contain much medical information if he lived for a number of years afterwards. For example, in his pension file, Seth Combs of Company C, 2d Ohio Cavalry, reported: " left eye was injured while tearing down a building...and in pulling off a board a splinter or piece struck my eye and injured it was hurt while in the Shenandoah Valley near Winchester, Va. about Christmas 1864--a comrade who stood by me name Jim Beach is dead." In another affidavit, Seth said he "also got the Rheumatism while on duty as a dispatch bearer on detached duty."

To obtain a widow's pension, the widow had to provide proof of marriage, such as a copy of the record kept by county officials, or by affidavit from the minister or some other person. Applications on behalf of the soldier's minor children had to supply both proof of the soldier's marriage and proof of the children's birth.

For more information on obtaining military pension records, visit the United States National Archives.


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Extracted & Contributed by Robyn Greenlund

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