More than 425,000 males aged 16-60 (some even younger who lied about their age), and some women served in the Revolutionary War (1774-1783). Over 85,000 drew pensions from the Federal Government. This means these pensioners survived the War long enough to file an application after the first full pension act was passed in 1832. An unknown number received state pensions before that time or other aid and assistance from county and state agencies.