Military Veterans Schedules (1890)

The 1890 Census contained a separate special schedule specifically for Union Civil War veterans or their widows.  The schedule lists the name of the Union veteran or widow; name of unit and dates of service; post office address; and health information.


Sample Form Statistical Summary
1890 PDF file* Statistical summaries are available on the Census Bureau’s website  This link will take you off-site.  Once you are there, click on the year of the census.  Then click on the ZIP file for a specific report.

*The Archives has the 1890 schedule on microfilm.  To request a search of the veterans schedule, please complete and submit a research request.

A researcher can also find military information in the regular population schedules for 1840, 1910, and 1930.  The column in 1840 asks for the name of a pensioner of the Revolutionary War or other military conflict.  The Colonial America website (link will take you off-site) transcribes the names and associated information of the 1840 veterans.  The 1910 population schedule asks a yes or no response (see Column 30) for Union or Confederate Army or Navy survivors.  The final columns of the 1930 population schedule ask whether the individual is a veteran as well as the war(s) or expedition(s) he/she served in.