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York County Civil War Veterans Had to Persevere to Collect Pensions

After the Civil War ended, the battle often still wasn’t over for the soldiers or their survivors. It wasn’t easy to get the pensions they were due, and they usually had to rely on the assistance of attorneys who could … Continue reading

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1913 Pennsylvania Civil War Pension Act–Part 2.

My last post was a transcription of an April 1913 letter to the editor of the Harrisburg Patriot from Civil War veteran George S. Anderson. He made it plain that he had a low opinion of the Pennsylvania legislators who … Continue reading

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York County Civil War Veteran Wants Nothing to Do with State Pension.

Civil War veteran George S. Anderson of Rossville didn’t hesitate to express his opinion of the proposed Pennsylvania State Pension bill, or the legislators who favored it, as can be seen by his letter published April 26, 1913 in the … Continue reading

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