Federal Military Pensions in the United States by William Henry GlassonFederal Military Pensions in the United States by William Henry Glasson

Federal Military Pensions in the United States

byWilliam Henry Glasson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1918. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III Civil War Pensions--The Act of June 27, 1890, and ServicePensions--Pensions and Politics From 1861 down to June 30, 1885, 555,038 pension claims were filed alleging the existence of disabilities of service origin, and 300,204 of these claims were allowed under the provisions of the general pension law. Likewise 335,296 claims of widows, minor children, or dependent relatives were filed during the same period, alleging death of the soldiers to have been due to causes originating in the military service. Of these claims on behalf of widows and other relatives, 220,825 were allowed.1 Thus at the close of the fiscal year 1885 there were 254,834 invalid claims and 114,471 claims of widows and relatives, which had not been acted on favorably. Some were pending; some had been rejected but might be reopened on the discovery of necessary evidence. The great obstacle to passing favorably on these hundreds of thousands of claims was the requirement of the pension law that proof must be made that disability and death were due to military service. In some meritorious cases, the lapse of years since the war and the absence of record evidence made it difficult or impossible to comply with the requirements of the law. In many other cases, it was improbable that the soldier's disability or death had any relation to military service. These conditions brought on a movement for the introduction of a new principle into Civil War pension legislation--that of granting pensions to persons who had performed a certain period of military service, provided they suffered from disabilities, but regardless of the origin of such disabilities. In some of the bills proposed, the grant of a pension was conditioned upon the claimant being de 1 Report of the Commissioner of Pen...
Title:Federal Military Pensions in the United StatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217212425

ISBN - 13:9780217212427