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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 7: 2016

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Tracing the Civil War Veteran Pension System in the State of Virginia

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ISBN13: 9780773481985
ISBN: 0773481982
Published: April 1999
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: £109.95

This study traces the history of the Confederate pension system in Virginia, exploring all relevant state laws that have had an impact on Confederate servicemen and their families. Another of the main goals was the development of information on all Confederate veterans and their widows who have recieved Virgina pension payments. The text displays some of the ways in which the war continued to resonate in the USA.;This study will interest historians, policy-analysts examining state-benefit programmes, genealogists, individuals interested in the Civil war and state and Federal-level decision-makers examining the strengths and weaknesses of state-designed, -administered and -implemented social programs.

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Policy forerunners; the Virginia Confederate Veteran Pension Act of 1888 and subsequent ammendments; the passage of the Virginia Confederate Veteran Pension Act 1900; the Virginia Confederate Veteran Pension Act of 1902 and subsequent ammendments; Confederate Veteran Pension Policy from 1924 to the present day; 1888 Virginia Confederate Veteran and Widow Pension Applications.