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Franklin County, Pennsylvania Civil War Pension


Pension Roll of 1883



Explanation of Columns on the pension list:

This list includes those on the U. S. Civil War pension list in 1883 but it is not inclusive of all Civil War pensions granted by the U.S. government because:
  • Additional pensions were granted after January 1, 1883
  • Some Civil War pensioners were deceased by this date and thus will not appear on this roll.


The 1883 roll also includes several veterans and widows who were receiving pensions for service during the War of 1812.

  • The pension certificate numbers as reported on this list have not been verified with current records maintained at the U.S. Archives
  • The post office reported is the residence of the pensioner in December 1882.
  • The cause column provides the reason for which the pension was granted (wound, injury, disease, etc.- see abbreviation explanations below) or lists the relationship of pensioners who were next of kin to those killed or who died while serving in the army or navy.
  • The rate reported was the monthly amount received by the pensioner
  • The date provided is that of the original allowance.


Civil War pension records at NARA typically have birth dates, addresses of next of kin, medical information, proof of marriage, proof of children's births, a summary of military service, death certificates, and much more.

You can use the information on this list to send away for pension records from the National Archives (NARA); however, the pension certificate numbers may not match the current record numbers at the U.S. archives and should not be used to request pension records.


Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Civil War Pension Roll of 1883
Organized by 1882 P.O. address of pensioner

Name of pensioner Certificate Number Post Office address Cause for which pensioned Monthly rate Date of original allowance
Wilson, Joseph 140579 Amberson's Valley   4.00 Aug, 1876
Bush, Charles H. 156672 Amberson's Valley g.s.w.l. thigh 8.00 Nov. 1878
Craig, Catharine 80906 Amberson's Valley minor 8.00 Aug. 1867
Fegan, James 57368 Amberson's Valley   8.00 Feb. 1866
McElwee, Thomas E. 213066 Black's Gap g.s.w.l. wrist 4.00 June 1882
Rainer, Julia Ann 140407 Black's Gap widow 8.00 Mar. 1870
Dewees, Samuel 181527 Blue Ridge Summit g.s.w.l. breast 4.00 Jan. 1881
Waddell, Catharine 2836 Blue Ridge Summit mother (Navy) 8.00  
Leonard, James T. 114498 Brown's Mill chr. rheum 12.00 June 1882
Hancock, John Edward 121398 Carrick Furnace g.s.w.l. thigh 8.00 Sept 1876
Jones, William 141922 Carrick Furnace g.s.w.l. shoul 4.00 Oct. 1876
Reasman, David M. 211594 Carrick Furnace chr. rheum 8.00 June 1882
Keeling, Cyrus C 193532 Carrick Furnace g.s.w.l. chest 1.00 July 1881
Graber, Adam 163303 Chambersburgh chro. diar 2 Oct. 1979
Gelwicks, Jacob 101618 Chambersburgh g.s.w. foot 12 June 1881
Davis, William H. 36128 Chambersburgh   4 May 1866
Lesher, David F. 42391 Chambersburgh   8 July 1869
Pumroy, Charles 215266 Chambersburgh g.s.w.r. hand 8 July 1882
Fisher, John 121606 Chambersburgh   2 Feb 1873
Fisher, Charles L. 97001 Chambersburgh   8 Feb 1874
Stoner, John 189685 Chambersburgh   6 June 1881
Bebor, George 14132 Chambersburgh   12 Oct 1874
Jones, Joseph 56834 Chambersburgh loss b. legs 72 Jan 1866
Kauffman, Henry 164642 Chambersburgh dis. lungs 8 Jan 1880
Kissel, Thomas R. 292124 Chambersburgh rheum 2 Jam 1882
Smith, Joseph 893754 Chambersburgh   12 Aug 1871
Krunkleton, James 102462 Chambersburgh   4 Aug 1871
Watson, Henry 62356 Chambersburgh   8 Nov 1875
West, Martin V. B. 51844 Chambersburgh   4 July 1874
Bumbaugh, William 15935 Chambersburgh   4 Aug 1863
Barnes, Solomon B. 114661 Chambersburgh   8.5 Nov 1871
Bricker, John 150188 Chambersburgh g.s.w.l. arm 2 Dec 1877
Bodder, John 163067 Chambersburgh g.s.w.thorax 4 Oct 1879
Bower, George H. 153289 Chambersburgh inj. r. leg 4 May 1878
Beenisberfee, David 132158 Chambersburgh dis. l. leg 6 May 1877
Whiting, Charles 69098 Chambersburgh   4 Feb 1872
Baum, Samuel 155549 Chambersburgh g.s.w.l. arm 4 Sept 1878
Miller, Amos J. 139452 Chambersburgh g.s.w.l. side 8 Jan 1878
Hall, John L. 185322 Chambersburgh g.s.w.l. hip 4 Mar 1881
Houser, Michael W. 92158 Chambersburgh   7.5 June 1869
Cochran, Thomas G. 131644 Chambersburgh ulcers 50 Jan 1875
Cline, George M.D. 192083 Chambersburgh g.s.w.l. should 2 June 1881
Lightcap, Jacob 27986 Chambersburgh   6 Jan 1875
Ritchey, John L. 65642 Chambersburgh   18.75 June 1866
Leach, John B. 160195 Chambersburgh chr. rheum 8 May 1879
McGowan, Samuel 171611 Chambersburgh g.s.w. back 4 July 1880
McLowman, William 176433 Chambersburgh contusion back 4 Oct 1880
Crouse, Isaac R.   Chambersburgh      
Raffensberger, David   Chambersburgh      
Reed, John H.   Chambersburgh      
Hayburger, Eli   Chambersburgh      
Harmony, John F.   Chambersburgh      
Skinner. Calvin M.   Chambersburgh      
Strickler, Henry   Chambersburgh      
Simmers, Charles   Chambersburgh      
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           



Abbreviations used in the 1883 pension roll:


  • amp. - amputated

  • atr. - atrophy

  • chr. - chronic

  • diarr. - diarrhea

  • dis. - disease

  • frac. - fracture

  • g.s.w. - gun shot wound

  • inj. - injury

  • l. - left

  • ls. - loss

  • par. - partial

  • paral. - paralysis

  • r. - right

  • rheum. - rheumatism or rheumatic

  • shl., sh. - shell or shrapnel

  • shoul. - shoulder

  • w., wd. - wound


Abbreviated names:


  • Charles - Charles
  • Dan'l - Daniel
  • George - George
  • Jas. - James
  • John - John
  • Jos. - Joseph
  • Rob't - Robert
  • Samuel - Samuel
  • Thomas - Thomas
  • William - William



Source: Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883, Volume II





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