In my Civil War Series on Sunday a week or so ago, I reported on the enlistment of my great-great uncle, Joseph KINNICK, in the Civil War on 18 Aug 1861. His story is extensively documented in his Pension File, as well as in other records. Today, however, I want to recognize that Pension File as a Treasure Chest item. I will only include a scan of one of the documents here, but the entire file is 'the treasure' - a 'treasure trove' of information including the information on his military service, the affidavits of neighbors over many years to earn the pension, the record of increasing pension amounts over the years, and the widow's pension that followed for a few years. Seeing the notification of death of both Joseph, and his wife, Rachel, is also a treasure. I'm sure I will post other scans, certainly transcriptions, that continue the story of his nearly five years of service, 150 years ago, in the service of his country.
Families are Forever! ;-)