Annual Reports, Pension Bureau (I 24.1:)

Pensions were originally handled by the Department of War as early as 1792, with some pensions also being paid from the Department of the Navy from 1832 onward. In 1833, the office of a Commissioner of Pensions was created under the Secretary of War, and in 1840, the matters relating to pensions that had been handled by the Navy were transferred to the War Department. When the Department of the Interior was established in 1849, the office of the Commissioner of Pensions was transferred to that department. In 1890, the office's name changed to Pension Bureau, and it remained under the Interior Department until 1930, when it was consolidated with the Veterans' Bureau to become the Veterans' Administration. The annual reports for the Pension Bureau from 1826 to 1848 were included in the Annual Reports, Secretary of War (W 1.1:) and apparently not published separately. Once the bureau moved to the Interior Department, the annual reports were produced separately and also included in the Annual Reports, Secretary of the Interior (I 1.1:). For easy access, the Annual Reports of the Pension Bureau are listed here as well as under Annual Reports, Secretary of the Interior. (Andriot 487, Checklist 544)

Date Congress Session Type Volume Number Serial Set Volume
1849 31st 1st S.exec.doc.
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3
1
5
550 pt.
570 pt.
1850 31st 2nd S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
2
1
3
1
588 pt.
595 pt.
1851 32nd 1st S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
3
2
1
2
613 pt.
636 pt.
1852 32nd 2nd S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
1
1
1
1
658 pt.
673 pt.
1853 33rd 1st S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
1
1
1
1
690 pt.
710 pt.
1854 33rd 2nd S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
1
1
1
1
746 pt.
777 pt.
1855 34th 1st S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
1
1
1
1
810 pt.
840 pt.
1856 34th 2nd S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
2
1
5
1
875 pt.
893 pt.
1857 35th 1st S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
2
2
11
2
919 pt.
942 pt.
1858 35th 2nd S.exec.doc.
H.exec.doc.
1
2
1
2
974 pt.
997 pt.
1859 36th 1st S.exec.doc. 1 2 1023 pt.
1860 36th 2nd S.exec.doc. 1 1 1078 pt.
1861 37th 2nd S.exec.doc. 1 1 1117 pt.
1862 37th 3rd H.exec.doc. 2 1 1157 pt.
1863 38th 1st H.exec.doc. 3 1 1182 pt.
1864 38th 2nd H.exec.doc. 5 1 1220 pt.
1865 39th 1st H.exec.doc. 2 1 1248 pt.
1866 39th 2nd H.exec.doc. 2 1 1284 pt.
1867 40th 2nd H.exec.doc. 3 1 1326 pt.
1868 40th 3rd H.exec.doc. 2 1 1366 pt.
1869 41st 2nd H.exec.doc. 3 1 1414 pt.
1870 41st 3rd H.exec.doc. 4 1 1449 pt.
1871 42nd 2nd H.exec.doc. 3 1 1505 pt.
1872 42nd 3rd H.exec.doc. 3 1 1560 pt.
1873 43rd 1st H.exec.doc. 4 1 1601 pt.
1874 43rd 2nd H.exec.doc. 6 1 1639 pt.
1875 44th 1st H.exec.doc. 4 1 1680 pt.
1876 44th 2nd H.exec.doc. 4 1 1749 pt.
1877 45th 2nd H.exec.doc. 8 1 1800 pt.
1878 45th 3rd H.exec.doc. 9 1 1850 pt.
1879 46th 2nd H.exec.doc. 10 1 1911 pt.
1880 46th 3rd H.exec.doc. 10 1 1960 pt.
1881 47th 1st H.exec.doc. 10 1 2018 pt.
1882 47th 2nd H.exec.doc. 11 1 2100 pt.
1883 48th 1st H.exec.doc. 10 1 2190 pt.
1884 48th 2nd H.exec.doc. 11 1 2286 pt.
1885 49th 1st H.exec.doc. 11 1 2378 pt.
1886 49th 2nd H.exec.doc. 9 1 2468 pt.
1887 50th 1st H.exec.doc. 11 1 2542 pt.
1888 50th 2nd H.exec.doc. 12 1 2638 pt.
1889 51st 1st H.exec.doc. 11 1 2724 pt.
1890 51st 2nd H.exec.doc. 13 1 2842 pt.
1891 52nd 1st H.exec.doc. 16 1 2935 pt.
1892 52nd 2nd H.exec.doc. 14 1 3089 pt.
1893 53rd 2nd H.exec.doc. 15 1 3211 pt.
1894 53rd 3rd H.exec.doc. 16 1 3307 pt.
1895 54th 1st H.doc. 16 1 3383 pt.
1896 54th 2nd H.doc. 14 1 3490 pt.
1897 55th 2nd H.doc. 14 5 3642 pt.
1898 55th 3rd H.doc. 16 5 3758 pt.
1899 56th 1st H.doc. 20 5 3917 pt.
1900 56th 2nd H.doc. 29 5 4103 pt.
1901 57th 1st H.doc. 25 5 4292 pt.
1902 57th 2nd H.doc. 21 5 4460 pt.
1903 58th 2nd H.doc. 21 5 4647 pt.
1904 58th 3rd H.doc. 21 5 4800 pt.
1905 59th 1st H.doc. 18 5 4958 pt.
1906 59th 2nd H.doc. 14 5 5117 pt.
1907 60th 1st H.doc. 26 5 5295 pt.
1908 60th 2nd H.doc. 42 1046 5452 pt.
1909 61st 2nd H.doc. 43 107 5746 pt.
1910 61st 3rd H.doc. 31 1006 5975 pt.
1911 62nd 2nd H.doc. 40 120 6222 pt.
1912 62nd 3rd H.doc. 42 933 6408 pt.
1913 63rd 2nd H.doc. 36 1009 6633 pt.
1914 63rd 3rd H.doc. 29 1475 6814 pt.
1915 64th 1st H.doc. 37 90 6991 pt.
1916 64th 2nd H.doc. 33 1899 7159 pt.
1917 65th 2nd H.doc. 27 915 7357 pt.
1918 65th 3rd H.doc. 28 1455 7497 pt.
1919 66th 2nd H.doc. 34 409 7705 pt.
1920 66th 3rd H.doc. 25 849 7819 pt.
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