A Large Pension
The largest pension ever paid in Kentucky, if not in the United States, was handed over the counter in Gen. Buell’s office to-day by Miss Warfield, the chief clerk. The sum was $11,500, and the recipient was Marcus D. Richardson, an aged soldier living at Milton, Trimble County, Ky. The cause for granting the pension is total blindness, brought on by injury of the eyes, received in the service of the Government in the year 1863. The pension dates back to that year.
From the New York Times, September 17, 1886