Question: I am searching for the pensions of my southern ancestors during the Civil War. I realize the Union did not give pensions to Confederate soldiers, but where can I find records for a batch of family from Georgia who served for the Confederacy?
Answer: In this digital age we are finding more states digitizing military records. For the state of Georgia you can search the "Georgia Virtual Vault" at the Georgia Archives. They have scanned the pension files for the Georgia veterans of the Civil War online at http://content.sos.state.ga.us/cdm4/pension.php The database allows you to search on first and last name, as well as County the veteran applied for a pension.