• Board of Pension Claims (Eaton County, MI) Record Book, 1891, 1905. 1 v. Record Book, 1891-1905, of pension claims of veterans of the Civil and Mexican Wars, their widows, or mothers. Includes handwritten copies of certificates, affidavits, and petitions describing diseases, wounds, and war service of veterans, and acceptance or rejection of the claims by the Board. There are also newspaper clippings about pension rules, a blank application, and a May 16, 1898 Dept. of Interior note to the Michigan Board of Pension Claims.


  • Edmundson, Sarah Emma (Seelya), 1841-1898. Papers, 1885-1897. Includes letters to R. H. Halsted about her membership and participation in the G.A.R., efforts to get increased pension due to being injured while delivering mail during the Civil War under the name of Franklin Thompson, photograph, newspaper clippings.
  • Ionia County (MI). Register's Office. Cash Book of Civil War Pension/Pay Claims, 1862, 1863. 1 v. Cash book of Civil War pension/pay claims, Jan. 1, 1862-Oct. 11, 1863 in daily ledger format. Cash book includes: date, amount of money received and paid, reason paid, name of person paid with description (exs. widow or mother), name of soldier, and some attached receipts.


  • Pomeroy, Norman G. Pension certificate, 1875. 1 folder. (Photocopy) Pension certificate for Pomeroy, giving his service record and noting that his right leg had been fractured during the service. A photocopy of his service record is included. Bio: Pomeroy was from Manchester (Washtenaw County, MI). He enlisted and was mustered in Company K, 3rd Michigan Cavalry on Feb. 19, 1862. He was discharged for disability at Detroit (MI), on July 11, 1862.


  • Riley, William, 1827- Pension application papers, 1889-1908, including affidavits of witnesses, and later application from his widow, Sarah. (Photocopies) Bio: served in Company G, 29th Michigan Infantry.


  • Stilwell, Lyman D., 1820-1864. Widow's pension application, 1865. 1 folder. Application of Stilwell's widow, Caroline Stilwell of Ionia County (MI), for $8/month beginning May 3, 1864. A photocopy of Lyman's service record is also included. Bio: Lyman, from Lowell (Kent County, MI), enlisted in Company M, 6th Michigan Cavalry, on Sept. 3, 1862 at age 42. He was mustered on Oct. 3, 1862, taken prisoner at Waterford (Va.) on August 8, 1863, died at Andersonville Prison (Ga.) on May 3, 1864, and was buried at the National Cemetery, Andersonville (Ga.), Grave No. 854.


  • US. Dept. of the Interior. Mother's claim certificate, May 1, 1869, of Nancy A. Near, mother of George H. Near, deceased private of Company G, 5th Michigan Cavalry. Bio: Near enlisted on Dec. 5, 1863 at Grass Lake at age 19. He was mustered on Jan. 11, 1864 and died on Aug. 31, 1864 at Philadelphia (PA), grave No. 603.


  • Van Dusen, Harry, 1834- Papers, 1865, 1893, 1903, includes his discharge certificate, 1865; G.A.R. certificate, 1893; and letter from US. Bureau of Pensions to his widow, Hannah, 1903.