The government tried to be fair to all but many would not receive any. Many who asked for help were those that lost something like a husband, father or son in the time of war. In the time of war many would loss something a family member a farm or house or even a horse. Then there were those who lost money or had it taken away from them, even the loss of land for one reason or another. The Government was glad to help as long as what the people was asking was fair and had proof of their loss, the following people asked for relief and got it.
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APPROVED, March 3, 1865.
APPROVED, March 3, 1865.
APPROVED, March 19, 1868.
APPROVED, June 6, 1866.
APPROVED, July 3, 1868.
APPROVED, March 2, 1868.
CHAP. CCXXXI. — An Act granting an Increase of Pension to Frances T. Richardson, Widow of the lute Major-General Israel B. Richardson.
Be it enacted by the Senate and house of Representatives of the United States of America in congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, teal Ito is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll the name of Frances T. Richardson, widow of the late Major-General Israel B. Richardson, for pension at the rate of fifty dollars per month from the third day of November, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, on which day General Richardson died from wounds received in the battle of Antietam on the seventeenth day of September, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, said pension to be continued during her widowhood, and if that should terminate, then to be continued to Israel Philip Richardson, sole surviving child of said General Richardson, until he shall become sixteen years old. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the pension heretofore allowed to said Frances T. Richardson, under general law, be discontinued, but the sum received by her under the same shall be deducted from the pension hereby granted, and this pension shall be subject to the provisions of the general pension law.
APPROVED, July 23, 1868.
States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized and required to place the name of Fanny Mactier Smith, widow of the late Major General Charles Ferguson Smith, of the United States army, on the pension roll, at the rate of fifty dollars per month, from the first day of May, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, for and during her widowhood.
APPROVED, July 12, 1862.
APPROVED, March 3, 1863.