A Guide to the Richmond (Va.) Confederate Pension Board Minute Book, 1900-1926 Richmond (Va.) Confederate Pension Board Minute Book, 1900-1926 1074364/Richmond (Va.) Reel 1005

A Guide to the Richmond (Va.) Confederate Pension Board Minute Book, 1900-1926

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Collection numbers: 1074364/Richmond (Va.) Reel 1005


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Collection numbers
1074364/Richmond (Va.) Reel 1005
Richmond (Va.) Confederate Pension Board Minute Book 1900-1926
Physical Characteristics
1 v. (14 leaves and 396 p.); 1 microfilm reel
Richmond (Va.) Circuit Court.
Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Use microfilm copy, Richmond (Va.) Reel 1005.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Richmond (Va.) Confederate Pension Board Minute Book, 1900-1926. Richmond (Va.) Reel 1005, local government records collection, Richmond (City) Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

This original volume was presented to the Virginia State Library, under the accession number 24736f, by the Virginia Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Lee Camp Properties, Richmond, Virginia.

Reel 1005 was generated by Backstage Library Works through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program.

Historical Information

Richmond was established in 1742 and in 1779 was designated the capital of Virginia effective 30 April 1780. It was incorporated as a town, although "stiled the city of Richmond", in 1782 and was incorporated as a city in 1842. It served as the capital of the Confederacy from mid-1861 to April 1865. Richmond was enlarged by the annexation of Manchester (or South Richmond) in 1910, and by the addition of Barton Heights, Fairmount and Highland Park in 1914. The city also annexed land from Henrico County in 1867, 1892 and 1941. A further annexation from Chesterfied County occured in 1970. Richmond was named by William Byrd (1674-1744), who envisioned the development of a city at the falls of the James River and with the help of William Mayo laid out the town in 1737. The name probably came from the English borough of Richmond upon Thames, which Byrd visited on several occasions.

In the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond on April 2, 1900 in accordance with the duty devolved upon the court by Acts of Assembly approved on March 7, 1900, the Confederate Pension Board was established. "Five citizens, residents of the county or city, three of whom shall be ex-Confederate soldiers, shall be appointed by the judge of the circuit court of such county or city of this state. The board then elects its own chairman and clerk."

Scope and Content

Richmond (Va.) Confederate Pension Board Minute Book, April 3, 1900-May 18, 1926, consists mainly of the minutes taken during the meetings of the Confederate Pension Board related to its work largely approving or rejecting pension applications for relief (aid) made by individuals or widows of those who fought in the War Between the States. The minutes include the Pension Law of Virginia approved by the General Assembly on April 2, 1902.


Arranged chronologically.

Related Material

Additional Richmond City records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm"

Separated Material

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Richmond (Va.) Circuit Court.
  • Richmond (Va.) Confederate Pension Board.
  • Subjects:

  • Advisory boards--Virginia--Richmond.
  • Public records--Virginia--Richmond.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Richmond (Va.)--History--20th century.
  • Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Local government records--Virginia--Richmond.
  • Military records--Virginia--Richmond.
  • Minute books--Virginia--Richmond.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Richmond (Va.)--History--20th century.
  • Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.