21 May 1926 c. 356 44 Stat. 614

CHAP. 356.-An Act To amend 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, as amended.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 2 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, as amended is amended to read as follows:

“SEC. 2. 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 General Accounting Office 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 General Accounting Office by satisfactory evidence from muster rolls on file in the several State or Territorial archives; fourth, where no record of service has been made in the War Department or General Accounting Office and there is no muster roll or pay roll on file in the several State or Territorial archives showing service of the applicant, or where the same has been destroyed by fire or otherwise lost, or where there are muster rolls or pay rolls on file in the several State or Territorial archives but the applicant’s name does not appear thereon, 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, May 21, 1926.

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