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Another great source to consult when researching your Revolutionary War ancestor is the "Index of Revolutionary War Pension Applications". This publication is available in many libraries and is an easy-to-use reference to determine whatever pension papers are available for your ancestor. The Index gives the veteran's name, the state for which the person served or where he lived as well as bounty land warrant (LBWt), survivor (S), widow (W), or rejected (R) pension numbers. With this information in hand, you'll be able to request copies of the actual pension papers microfilmed by the National Archives!