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There are many good things available for research. Here are a few things I found pertaining to windows pension and being remarried and how they laws were changed.
Changes in Pension Regulations
Normally pensions were revoked when a deceased veteran’s widow remarried, but a March 3, 1901, act allowed a widow who lost her pension to remarriage to start collecting a pension again if she were widowed again following the later marriage or in cases when the later marriage ended in a divorce that was not the widow’s fault.
Beginning May 1, 1920, remarried widows of veterans who had served at least 90 days in the Civil War and were honorably discharged or died in service were eligible for a pension. In cases where the veteran served less than 90 days, if he died of a disability incurred in service, the widow would also qualify. The index cards of widows who filed under this statute typically marked have "Act of May 1, 1920" stamped in the remarks field.
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Circulars were used by various government bureaus to transmit directive, advisory, and informative material to its employees, veterans and their dependents, and to the public. We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Circulars, 1923 - 1953; Orders Issued by the Commissioner of Pensions, 1866 - 1927; Orders Issued by the Chief Clerk, 1885 - 1922; Orders Issued by the Secretary of the Interior, 1876 - 1930; and Order Books, 1866 - 1932 in the Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs (Record Group 15) that include copies of circulars relating to military pensions. For more information about these records, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at Archives1reference@nara.gov.
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