A Guide to the Caroline County (Va.) Military and Pension Records, 1818-1888 Caroline County (Va.) Military and Pension Records, 1818-1888 0007415978, 1116116

A Guide to the Caroline County (Va.) Military and Pension Records, 1818-1888

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the Library of Virginia
Barcode number: 0007415978, 1116116


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode number
0007415978, 1116116
Title
Caroline County (Va.) Military and Pension Records, 1818-1888
Physical Characteristics
0.25 cu. ft.
Collector
Caroline County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Caroline County (Va.) Military and Pension Records, 1818-1888. Local government records collection, Caroline County Court records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219

Acquisition Information

A portion of this collection came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Caroline County including a shipment under accession number 22656.


Historical Information

Caroline County was named for Caroline of Anspach, wife of King George II. It was formed from Essex, King and Queen, and King William Counties on 1 May 1728, and additional parts of King and Queen County were added in 1742 and in 1763. The county seat is Bowling Green.

Most loose records and deed books prior to 1836 and will books prior to 1853 were stolen, mutilated, and/or destroyed by Union troops who ransacked the courthouse in May 1864. A near-complete run of order books exists.

Scope and Content

Caroline County (Va.) Military and Pension Records, 1818-1888, include Revolutionary War pension applications, exemption requests from military service, reports of indigent soldiers' families, militia fines, militia appointments,and records related destitute soldiers and artificial limbs. Collection includes an April Fool joke written by an unidentified soldier during the Civil War.

Most loose records and deed books prior to 1836 and will books prior to 1853 were stolen, mutilated, and/or destroyed by Union troops who ransacked the courthouse in May 1864. A near-complete run of order books exists.

Related Material

See the Lost Records Localities Digital Collection available at Virginia Memory.

For more information and a listing of lost records localities see Lost Records research note.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Caroline County (Va.) Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • Military pensions -- Virginia -- Caroline County
  • Veterans -- Virginia -- Caroline County
  • Geographical Names:

  • Caroline County (Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Caroline County (Va.) -- History.
  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Virginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Local government records--Virginia--Caroline County.
  • Military records--Virginia--Caroline County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Caroline County (Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Caroline County (Va.) -- History.
  • United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783
  • Virginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783