17 September 2010

Civil War Pension File: What I Learned

When I ordered my great great grandfather's, Samuel Stillman Glover, Jr., civil war pension file, it was the most I had spent on genealogical records ($75).  Was it worth the price?  I would say absolutely, yes!  I am very pleased with the information I have received from his file.  I found information about Samuel himself, but even as important I was able to fill in a few blanks about his wife, Adeline L. Dyer.  Here is what I learned from Samuel's civil war pension file:

Confirmation of Samuel S. Glover's Birth date:  13 May 1836
Place of Samuel S. Glover's Birth:  Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan
Date of Adeline Dyer's Birth:  6 March 1838
Place of Adeline Dyer's Birth:  New York City, New York
Date of Adeline Dyer's Death:  19 December 1917
Place of Adeline Dyer's Death:  King, Waupaca, Wisconsin

Other information gleaned from his pension file included:
Physical Description of Samuel
Civil War Service and Injury Detail
Health Throughout His Life after Service and
Birth dates and Names of Samuel's children.

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