Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.
|Sec. 6||Indian campaign survivors, etc.
39 Stat., 1200, amended; ante,134.
|Sec. 6||Determination of service. By official records, etc.|
|Sec. 6||Additional evidence, satisfactory to the Commissioner admitted.|
|Sec. 6||Proviso. Lack of certificate of discharge no bar.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
That the second section of the Act entitled "An Act to pension the survivors of certain Indian wars from January 1, 1859, to January, 1891, inclusive, and for other purposes," approved March 4, 1917, be so amended as to read as follows:
"SEC. 2. That the period of service performed by beneficiaries under this Act shall be determined: First, by reports from the records of the War Department, where there are such records; second, by reports from the records of the Treasury Department showing payment by the United States, where there is no record of regular enlistment or muster into the United States military service; and third, when there is no record of service or payment for same in the War Department or the Treasury Department, by satisfactory evidence from muster rolls on file in the several State or Territorial archives; fourth, where there is no muster roll or pay roll on file in the several State or Territorial archives showing service of the beneficiary or same has been destroyed by fire or otherwise lost, and no record of service has been made in the War Department or Treasury Department, the applicant may make proof of service by furnishing evidence satisfactory to the Commissioner of Pensions: Provided, That the want of a certificate of discharge shall not deprive any applicant of the benefits of this Act."
Approved September 1, 1922.