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When a Pension is for an Invalid, and is not invalid.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: Can you explain to me why some Civil War pensions were Invalid?  Did they not receive their pensions for a particular reason?

Answer: This comes up from time to time.  The pension was not invalid, but the pensioner was an invalid.  He was suffering from an illness or injury that was directly related to his military service.

 

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