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The Resource Leonard Swett, Mexican War pension

Leonard Swett, Mexican War pension

Label
Leonard Swett, Mexican War pension, 1848 and 1880
Title
Leonard Swett, Mexican War pension
Inclusive dates
1848 and 1880
Creator
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection has a photostat of a return of the 2nd Division of Volunteers for April 1848, commanded by Brig. Gen. Thomas Marshall. On legal-size paper are six typed pages by Leonard Swett requesting a pension for his Mexican War service. George C. Chalou, Military Archives Division, sent a letter to Kay Carpenter, Tacoma, Washington, on May 8, 1973, which gives information about Mr. Swett's army service. There are a few additional xerox copies of papers submitted with the request for a pension
Biographical or historical data
Leonard Swett was born August 11, 1825, in Turner, Androscoggin County, Maine, to John Swett (1789-1889) and Remember Berry (1794-1883). On March 1, 1848, Leonard mustered into the 5th Indiana Regiment of volunteers at Newport, Kentucky. He went by ship from New Orleans to Vera Cruz, where he became sick. On May 1, 1848, he was confined in a hospital at Vera Cruz, where he remained for a month. About June 1, "peace having been made," Leonard crossed the Gulf of Mexico to New Orleans. He was discharged at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, about June 15, 1848. On July 11, 1854, he married Laura R. Quigg (1829-1886) in Bradford, New Hampshire. They had a son, Leonard Herbert Swett, born November 11, 1858, in Bloomington, Illinois. After Laura's death on March 5, 1886, in Chicago, Leonard married Marie Decker on July 14, 1887. Marie was born about 1826. Mr. Swett applied for a pension on May 23, 1888. He died June 8, 1889 in Chicago.
Cataloging source
ISL
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1825-1889
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Swett, Leonard
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  • United States
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Military pensions
Label
Leonard Swett, Mexican War pension
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2842
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2017/5/11 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21086721
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records donation from Kay Carpenter on 1973/3/28.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn990267237
  • (OCoLC)990267237
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Leonard Swett, Mexican War pension
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2842
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing and finding aid completed 2017/5/11 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21086721
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records donation from Kay Carpenter on 1973/3/28.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn990267237
  • (OCoLC)990267237
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
1 folder

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