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General Pension Act Of 1862
That if any officer, non-commissioned officer, musician, or private of the army, including regulars, volunteers, and militia, or any officer, warrant, or petty officer, musician, seaman, ordinary seaman, flotilla-man, marine, clerk, landsman, pilot, or other person in the navy or marine corps, has been, since the fourth day of March, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, or shall hereafter be, disabled by reason of any wound received or disease contracted while in the service of the United States, and in the line of duty, he shall, upon making due proof of the fact according to such forms and regulations as are or may be provided by or in pursuance of law, be placed upon the list of invalid pensions of the United States, and be entitled to receive, for the highest rate of disability, such pension as is hereinafter provided in such cases, and for an inferior disability an amount proportionate to the highest disability, to commence as hereinafter provided, and continue during the existence of such disability....
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Title: General Pension Act Of 1862
Creator: n/a
Date: July 14, 1862
Format: Government Document
Publication: Statutes at Large, 37th Congress
Publisher: Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
Source: Library of Congress
Location: vol.12, pp.566-569
Keywords: Civil War; Economics; Legislation; Military; Pension; Physical Disability; Policy; Sensory Disability; Social Welfare & Communities; U.S. Congress; Veterans; Veterans & Military; War
Topics: Government, Policy & Law