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

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|title=United States, Mormon Battalion Pension Applications, 1846-1923
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== Known Issues With This Collection ==
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== Record Description ==
  
Some records are duplicated. The number of entries corresponds to number of pages in the original NARA report.  
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this Collection will include records from 1846 to 1923.  
  
== Collection Time Period  ==
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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.
  
This index is based on pension applications for service performed during 1846-1848.  
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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.&nbsp;
  
== Record Description  ==
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This index is based on pension applications for service performed during 1846-1848.&nbsp;
  
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.  
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<br>This index was created to provide easier access to the Mormon Battalion pension applications.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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The information in this index is quite reliable. However, keep in mind that it still may contain alternate spellings or misinterpretations.
  
Helpful genealogical facts included in the index are:
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
*Veterans full name  
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The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation
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| text =<!--bibdescbegin-->Bureau of Pensions. United States, Mormon Battalion Pension Applications. National Archives, Washington D.C.<!--bibdescend--><br>}}
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== Record Content  ==
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Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:
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*Veteran's name and age
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*Veteran's rank, company and state from which served
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*Mustered-in date and place
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*Length of service
 
*Claimant’s full name  
 
*Claimant’s full name  
 
*Footnote and NARA reference identifications
 
*Footnote and NARA reference identifications
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
  
 
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.  
  
== Record History ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection<br> ==
  
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.  
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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>
  
=== Why this Record Was Created ===
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== Related Websites ==
  
This index was created to provide easier access to the Mormon Battalion pension applications.
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*[http://www.mormonbattalion.com/ Mormon Battalion Association]  
 
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*[http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/m/MORMONBATTALION.html Mormon Batallion] - A brief history of the Battalion written by Brigham Young University professor, Susan Easton Black
=== Record Reliability  ===
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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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== Related Web Sites  ==
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[http://www.mormonbattalion.com/ Mormon Battalion Association]<br>For a brief history of the Battalion written by Brigham Young University professor, Susan Easton Black, visit: [http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/m/MORMONBATTALION.html http://www.media.utah.edu/UHE/m/MORMONBATTALION.html]  
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Utah Military Records|Utah Military Records]]  
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*[[Iowa Military Records|Iowa Military Records]]
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*[[LDS Military Records|LDS Military Records]]
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*[[Utah Military Records|Utah Military Records]]
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
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== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
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<!--bibdescbegin-->“Mormon Battalion Pension Applications,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org); from National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. “Selected Pension Application Files Relation to the Mormon Battalion, Mexican War, 1846-1848,” NARA T1196. Digital copies from Footnote.com, FHL microfilm, 21 rolls, Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah. <!--bibdescend-->
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [[How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ===
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*United States. Bureau of Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]: Setpemper 29.2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B,line 71.
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*Mexico, Districto Federal, Catholic Church Records 1886-1933, digital imagbes, from FamilySearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Femandez Jimenez, 1 Feb, 1910, San Pedro Apostol, Cuahimalpa, Districto Federal, Mexico Film number 0227023
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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|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;
  
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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

this Collection will include records from 1846 to 1923.

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 information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources 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.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in this collection may include:

  • Veteran's name and age
  • Veteran's rank, company and state from which served
  • Mustered-in date and place
  • Length of service
  • Claimant’s full name
  • Footnote and NARA reference identifications

How to Use the Record

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

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

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

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