United States, Mormon Battalion Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Record Description  ==
 
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This index is based on pension applications for service performed during 1846-1848.&nbsp;  
 
This index is based on pension applications for service performed during 1846-1848.&nbsp;  
  
<br> This index was created to provide easier access to the Mormon Battalion pension applications.  
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<br>This index was created to provide easier access to the Mormon Battalion pension applications.  
  
 
The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that it still may contain alternate spellings or misinterpretations.  
 
The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that it still may contain alternate spellings or misinterpretations.  
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=== Record Content  ===
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Helpful genealogical facts included in the index are:  
 
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Use the index to find the pension files of persons who served in the Mormon Battalion. Search for any alternate names your ancestor might have used, such as a nickname or alias. The index includes names of the veterans and the names of those applying for the pension. If you are having difficulty finding your ancestor, try searching for names of other dependents or relatives who may have been the seeking the pension. Pension files can often provide information about relationships, places of residence, and important events in the veteran’s life that can lead to additional records.  
 
Use the index to find the pension files of persons who served in the Mormon Battalion. Search for any alternate names your ancestor might have used, such as a nickname or alias. The index includes names of the veterans and the names of those applying for the pension. If you are having difficulty finding your ancestor, try searching for names of other dependents or relatives who may have been the seeking the pension. Pension files can often provide information about relationships, places of residence, and important events in the veteran’s life that can lead to additional records.  
  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[United States, Mormon Battalion Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.<br>  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[United States, Mormon Battalion Pension Applications (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.<br>
  
 
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==

Revision as of 20:27, 16 August 2012

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.


Contents

Record Description

This index corresponds to the approximately 370 pension applications relating to the Mormon Battalion. The records are arranged by the name of the veteran, but are also searchable by the claimant’s name.

In July 1846, over five hundred Mormon men gathered at Council Bluffs, Iowa to join the U.S. Army in the Mexican American War. Most of the soldiers’ enlistments ended after one year, but several continued on for another eight months. Pensions were sought by the veterans themselves and by widows or other dependents. 

This index is based on pension applications for service performed during 1846-1848. 


This index was created to provide easier access to the Mormon Battalion pension applications.

The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that it still may contain alternate spellings or misinterpretations.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org Historical Records. It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Bureau of Pensions. United States, Mormon Battalion Pension Applications. National Archives, Washington D.C.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Helpful genealogical facts included in the index are:

  • Veteran's full name
  • Claimant’s full name
  • Footnote and NARA reference identifications

How to Use the Record

Use the index to find the pension files of persons who served in the Mormon Battalion. Search for any alternate names your ancestor might have used, such as a nickname or alias. The index includes names of the veterans and the names of those applying for the pension. If you are having difficulty finding your ancestor, try searching for names of other dependents or relatives who may have been the seeking the pension. Pension files can often provide information about relationships, places of residence, and important events in the veteran’s life that can lead to additional records.

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"United States Mormon Battalion Pension Applications, 1846-1923."  database and digial images, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org: accessed 8 April 2011).  Elijah Thomas; citing Pension Applications, NARA publication number T1196, roll number 19; National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.