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Ask a Genealogist: Why are there two Union Civil War Pension indexes?

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Question:

I was wondering why there are two Union Civil War Pension indexes?  I see there is one called 288 and the other 289.

Answer:

The National Archives T-288 microfilm index is an alphabetical index of Union veterans (non-Navy).  The T-289 is the "Orgaization Index."  This index is arranged by the State; regiment or unit; company letter; and then by the name of the officers and the men serving under them.  This index occasionally gives the date and place of death of the veteran.  The T-288 index can be found online on Ancestry.com, and Familysearch.org.  The T-289 index is availble from Fold3.
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