Finding Aid of the Civil War Union Army Pension Claims Collection, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1890/1925">1890 - 1925</date>, PC.5021

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Finding Aid of the Civil War Union Army Pension Claims Collection, <date calendar="gregorian" era="ce" normal="1890/1925">1890 - 1925</date>, PC.5021

Abstract

North Carolina, a state with divided political allegiances during both the Secession Crisis and the Civil War years, seceded only after President Lincoln called for troops to suppress the states in rebellion. In May 1861 North Carolina became the tenth state to join that rebellion. After the capture of Hatteras Inlet by Federal forces in August 1861 and the successful Federal Burnside's Expedition into coastal North Carolina in February through April 1862 much of coastal North Carolina became occupied by Union forces. The occupation created a situation that presented North Carolinians the opportunity to join either Union or Confederate military forces. The Greagory Williams Collection contains photocopied Federal pension applications and affidavits for soldiers and widows who resided in Dare or Currituck County.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Gregory Williams Collection of Union Army Pension Claims
Call Number
PC.5021
Creator
Williams, Gregory W.
Date
undated
Extent
1.40 cubic feet
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

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Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PC.5021, Gregory Williams Collection of Union Army Pension Claims, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, NC, USA.

Collection Overview

The Gregory Williams Collection includes photocopied Federal pension applications and affidavits for soldiers and widows who resided in Dare or Currituck County. The original documents (dated 1890-1925) were produced by the United States Bureau of Pensions and are housed at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C.

Arrangement Note

Alphabetical.

Historical Note

North Carolina, a state with divided political allegiances during both the Secession Crisis and the Civil War years, seceded only after President Lincoln called for troops to suppress the states in rebellion. In May 1861 North Carolina became the tenth state to join that rebellion. Early in the Civil War, in August of 1861, Forts Hatteras and Clark on the tip of Hatteras Island were seized by Union troops under the command of General Benjamin Butler. In February 1862, in a campaign that lasted through April of that year, Roanoke Island came under Union control in a top secret amphibious land assault, the first of its kind in military history, led under the command of General Ambrose Burnside in what has become known as the Burnside Expedition. After the capture of Hatteras Inlet by Federal forces and the successful Federal Burnside's Expedition into coastal North Carolina much of coastal North Carolina became occupied by Union forces. The occupation created a situation that presented North Carolinians the opportunity to join either Union or Confederate military forces.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
Finding Aid
1:1.1
Pensions
7986

Subject Headings

  • Military Pensions--North Carolina
  • North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Currituck County (N.C.)
  • Dare County (N.C.)
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Gregory W. Williams

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Sarah Downing, 2000
  • Encoded by Stuart Parks II, April, 2009