from Ancestry Magazine Nov. 2005
1890 "Veterans Census"
Confederates and veterans of earlier wars
often show up on the special schedule for
Photo courtesy of the National Archives.Often confused with the 1890 census, and more often overlooked or misjudged as useless, are nearly 75,000 special 1890 schedules enumerating Union veterans and widows of Union veterans.
The U.S. Pension Office requested this special enumeration . . .