The overriding importance of this list of 11,000 Connecticut Revolutionary pensioners–apart from supplying us with the names of the pensioners–is that it often gives the names of pensioners’ widows and the pensioners’ places of residence at the time of the various Pension Acts. In addition, it sometimes provides the age of the pensioner (or his widow) and a brief description of his military service. Occasionally there is a reference to his date and place of death or a notation indicating that he was pensioned from another state. In all cases the source of the pension record is identified: survivor’s file, widow’s file, rejected file, or bounty land warrant.
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