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Confederate Widow Pension Application by Angeline Shults

Here is an image of Angeline Shults’ Confederate Widow Pension Application, from 23 Feb 1923.  She is my great-great grandmother.  She claimed her husband, Martin Van Buren Shults served in the Confederate Army for three years before being discharged in 1865.  I just discovered this record on, and there are many more pages in the file.  This page gives important information about Martin’s death date and place, their marriage date and place and their ages, places where Angeline lived, as well as Martin’s middle name.  Prior to this I did not know Martin was in the Civil War, nor did I have any documents with his middle name.  It is an interesting record:



I am an Accredited Genealogist® professional living in California. I have been researching and teaching since 1988.

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