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History of Military Pension Legislation in the United States
William Henry Glasson
No preview available - 2014
2d Sess act of April act of June act of March age of sixteen allowed amendment American State Papers amount annual application April 24 Arrears Act benefits bill Civil War pension claimants commissioned officers Commissioner of Pensions Cong deceased soldier dependent relatives disease contracted dollars per month eight dollars enacted entitled February 14 filed fiscal frauds granting pensions half pay pensions honorably discharged Ibid increased invalid pension provisions January 25 Journals of Congress July July 27 June 27 June 30 line of duty March 9 measure ment Mexican military service militia navy pension fund non-commissioned officers paid passage passed payment pension act Pension Bureau pension legislation pension list pension roll pension system persons President regular army Report of Commissioner resolution Revolutionary soldiers Revolutionary widows Secretary Senate sion sioner special acts Statutes at Large survivors tion Treasury twelve dollars U. S. Statutes United volunteers widows and orphans wounds received
Page 114 - That all persons who served ninety days or more in the military or naval service of the United States during the late war of the rebellion and who have been honorably discharged therefrom...
Page 114 - ... shall, upon making due proof of the fact according to such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may provide, be placed upon the list of invalid pensioners of the United States, and be entitled to receive a pension not exceeding twelve dollars per month, and not less than six dollars per month, proportioned to the degree of inability to earn a support...
Page 49 - An act supplementary to the act for the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the revolution," have died, leaving a widow whose marriage took place before the expiration of the last period of his service, such widow shall be entitled to receive, during the time she may remain unmarried, the annuity or pension which might have been allowed to her husband, by virtue of the act aforesaid, if living at the time it was passed.
Page 110 - ... and that never before in the history of the country has it been proposed to render Government aid toward the support of any of its soldiers based alone upon a military service so recent, and where age and circumstances appeared so little to demand such aid. Hitherto such relief has been granted to surviving soldiers few in number, venerable in age, after a long lapse of time since their military •service, and as a parting benefaction tendered by a grateful people. I...
Page 111 - ... right, and that such relief should be granted under the sanction of law, not in evasion of it; nor should such worthy objects of care, all equally entitled, be remitted to the unequal operation of sympathy or the tender mercies of social and political influence, with their unjust discriminations.
Page 15 - ... establishment. This would not only dispel the apprehension of personal distress, at the termination of the war, from having thrown themselves out of professions and employments they might not have it in their power to resume, but would, in a great degree, relieve the painful anticipation of leaving their widows and orphans a burden on the charity of their country, should it be their lot to fall in its defence.
Page 112 - Federal uniform shall become an inmate of an almshouse or dependent upon private charity. In the presence of an overflowing treasury it would be a public scandal to do less for those whose valorous service preserved the Government.
Page 74 - Corps, whether regularly mustered or not. disabled by reason of any wound or injury received, or disease contracted, while in the service of the United States and in the line of duty.
Page 110 - ... having been disabled by the casualties of war, justly regard the present pension roll on which appear their names as a roll of honor, desire at this time and in the present exigency to be confounded with those who through such a bill as this are willing to be objects of simple charity and to gain a place upon the pension roll through alleged dependence.