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

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== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
This index is based on pension applications for service performed during 1846-1848.  
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this Collection will include records from 1846 to 1923.  
 
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== Record Description  ==
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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 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.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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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;
  
Helpful genealogical facts included in the index are:
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This index is based on pension applications for service performed during 1846-1848.&nbsp;
  
*Veteran's full name
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<br>This index was created to provide easier access to the Mormon Battalion pension applications.
*Claimant’s full name
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*Footnote and NARA reference identifications
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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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.
  
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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== Record Content  ==
  
== Record History  ==
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Information found in this collection may include:
  
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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*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
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*Claimant’s full name
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*Footnote and NARA reference identifications
  
=== Why the Record Was Created ===
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
This index was created to provide easier access to the Mormon Battalion pension applications.  
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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.  
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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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.
  
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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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].  
  
== Known Issues with This Collection<br> ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection<br> ==
  
{{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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*[[Utah Military Records|Utah Military Records]]
 
*[[Utah Military Records|Utah Military Records]]
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== 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|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;  
 
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;  
  
==== Example of a&nbsp;Source Citation for a Record Found in This Collection  ====
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
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"United States Mormon Battalion Pension Applications, 1846-1923." index and images, ''FamilySearch'' ([http://www.familysearch.org http://www.familysearch.org]): accessed 8 April 2011. entry for Elijah Thomas; citing Pension Applications, NARA publication number T1196, roll number 19; National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
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== Citation for This Collection  ==
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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.
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<!--bibdescbegin-->“Mormon Battalion Pension Applications,” index, ''FamilySearch'' ([http://www.familysearch.org http://www.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--><br>
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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.  
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
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{{Collection citation | text= "United States, Mormon Battalion Pension Applications, 1846-1923" Index. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Selected Pension Application Files Relating to the Mormon Battalion, Mexican War, 1846-1848." <i>Fold3.com</i>. http://www.fold3.com : n.d.}}
  
 
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[[Category:United_States|Military]]

Revision as of 23:39, 12 November 2013

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.

Record Content

Information 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.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

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

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We especially need language translations for both content and images. For specific needs, please look for callout boxes throughout the article or visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


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

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.

"United States, Mormon Battalion Pension Applications, 1846-1923" Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Selected Pension Application Files Relating to the Mormon Battalion, Mexican War, 1846-1848." Fold3.com. http://www.fold3.com : n.d.