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Women Service in the Civil War

My paternal great-great-grandfather, John "Jack" Bass, was a Corporal serving with the 49th Colored Infantry out of Vicksburg, MS. I downloaded the entire roster of the 49th from the USCT site. Browsing through it, I came upon his sister, Minnie Hatcher, on the roll. She was a Cook, and in the same Company as John. I am wondering if there's a military service record for Aunt Minnie? Could women also apply for a pension as well for their service? As a cook, what records would be available for her?

Art...thanks for your post about military service records! I'd always thought to just inquire about the pension record, since the one of my maternal gr-gr-grandfather, Edward Danner, was VERY thick and informative! A pension record for John Bass was not found (so they say), but his military service record should be there? Right? I understand that those records give the soldier's place of birth, physical description, etc. John Bass's birthplace is something I have been trying to figure out, but with little success. He was born somewhere in North Carolina. I am going to start requesting military service records as well. Thanks a million Art!


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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