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1901 Pension Applications Online for McDowell County

History for All the People  is a NC State Archives blog that has recently posted a blog about the 1901 Confederate Pensions project.

Through the Digital Access division of the department, they have begun scanning and uploading the Pension Applications Online.

You can access the site at North Carolina Digital Collections 1901 Confederate Pension Application Online. You can browse all the applications or type in surname of interest or McDowell County for results. (Or any of the 100 NC Counties)

Currently there are approximately 200 images for McDowell County, NC. Remember to bookmark and check back often as this is an ongoing project, only about 4,500 0f the 35,000 are completed.

Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 379

“First at Bethel, Farthest to the Front at Gettysburg and Chickamauga, and Last at Appomattox” is a traditional saying honoring the role of North Carolina’s soldiers in the Civil War. This sentence begins the article describing the latest commendation for the McDowell County’s Camp 379, Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Take a moment to scan the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 379 website to discover the history of “The McDowell Men” who were “First at Bethel, Farthest to the Front at Gettysburg and Chickamauga, and Last at Appomattox”.

There is a pdf document that lists the cemeteries in McDowell County where Confederate Veterans are buried.