Military - Pensioners

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.


Pension List
Clackamas County, Oregon

of pensioner
Post Office
Cause for which pensioned Monthly
rate (USD $)
Date of
where resided
215417 Shank, George Canby gun shot wound, left side head 4 Jul 1882 Clackamas
96334 Rugg, Erastus R. Clackamas gun shot wound, right side 4 Mar 1869 Clackamas
115035 Warner, Lafayette Clackamas diseased heart 12 Mar 1874 Clackamas
63349 Lemon, George W. Damascus gun shot wound, right foot 12 Apr 1878 Clackamas
181991 Boring, William H. Damascus gun shot wound, left hand 8 Feb 1881 Clackamas
51615 Miller, Hugh Eagle Creek loss left arm above elbow 24 Aug 1874 Clackamas
18998 Suter, Josiah Eagle Creek loss right leg 24 Jan 1874 Clackamas
142086 Ulrich, John Eagle Creek gun shot wound, left hand 2 Oct 1876 Clackamas
64018 Carter, Cornelius Milwaukee saber w. face, injury sight 8 May 1866 Clackamas
177818 Rose, Elizabeth J. Milwaukee widow 14 Jun 1877 Clackamas
38822 Rusk, John D> Milwaukee gun shot wound, left leg 8 Jan 1873 Clackamas
53349 Brown, James M. Molalla gun shot wound, right hand & left leg 8 May 1877 Clackamas
124693 Hardesty, Solomon M. Needy gun shot wound, left thigh 4 Aug 1873 Clackamas
213338 Blount, John R. New Era chronic diarrhea, erysip, face, diseased eyes 8 Jun 1882 Clackamas
163502 Taylor, James M. New Era shell wound, left shoulder 4 Nov 1879 Clackamas
10513 Brayton, William F. Oregon City gun shot wound, right arm 6 Mar 1863 Clackamas
210823 Califf, Samuel B. Oregon City chronic diarrhea, dis. of abd. vis. 10 Jun 1882 Clackamas
27022 Cutting, Abigail Oregon City widow 1812 8 Sep 1879 Clackamas
190684 Danchy, Charles H. Oregon City diseased eyes 4 Jun 1881 Clackamas
126570 Gerber, Jacob Oregon City gun shot wound, left hand 8 Jan 1874 Clackamas
185997 Gross, August Oregon City gun shot wound, left side head, right chest 6 Mar 1881 Clackamas
24013 Holbworks, Conrad Oregon City would left thigh 6 Feb 1864 Clackamas
21396 Jhanna, Lyman P. Oregon City wound, left arm 12 Dec 1863 Clackamas
150641 Moore, Alexander B. Oregon City gun shot wound, left breast 2 Jan 1878 Clackamas
16365 Pelton, Susannah Oregon City widow 1812 8 Jan 1879 Clackamas
204730 Walenpaugh, Wallace W. Oregon City strain across loin, left groin 4 Mar 1882 Clackamas
165641 Wickham, Robert W. Oregon City chronic diarrhea 4 Mar 1880 Clackamas
114736 Boyd, James Oswego injury to abdomen 8 Dec 1871 Clackamas
121520 Calkins, L.H. Oswego injury to spine 4 Feb 1878 Clackamas
194642 Edmonson, Henry Sandy gun shot wound, right arm 6 Aug 1881 Clackamas
198147 Cherry, Jesse B. Springwater disease of left leg 4 Nov 1881 Clackamas
101091 Prindle, Isaac Stafford gun shot wound, left leg 6 Dec 1872 Clackamas
179146 Gifford, Alexander M. Union Mills gun shot wound, left arm 1 Nov 1890 Clackamas
19322 Moses, Elisha A. Wilsonville gun shot wound, right knee 5 Nov 1862 Clackamas


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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