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.
||Statistical summaries are available on the Census Bureau’s website https://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. 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.