28 February 1877 c. 73 19 Stat. 264

CHAP. 73.- An act to allow a pension of thirty-six dollars per month to soldiers who have lost both an arm and a leg.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all persons who, while in the military or naval service of the United States, and in the line of duty, shall have lost one hand and one foot, or been totally and permanently disabled in both, shall be entitled to a pension for each of such disabilities, and at such a rate as is provided for by the provisions of the existing laws for each disability: Provided, That this act shall not be so construed as to reduce pensions in any case.

APPROVED, February 28, 1877.

Leave a Reply