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Mormon Battalion Pension Files

Mormon Battalion Pension Files

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Pension files of the Mormon Battalion are arranged alphabetically by name of veteran. Files typically contain survivor pension documents, affidavits by the claimant and witnesses, correspondence, medical reports and related documents supporting each claim. These records often provide enlistment and discharge dates, disability, details of service, witness affidavits, marriage and family information.

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Pension File for Joshua C Abbott William Hyde describes the condition of Sanford Porter Sample Sample


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Mormon Battalion Pension Files
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July 26, 2007
NARA T1196. The Mormon Battalion was formed in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in 1846, to support the U.S. troops in California during the Mexican War.

Related Resources

Learn more about what information is available in the pension files by reading the case of Joshua Abbott, a soldier in the Mormon Battalion.

A number of resources for in-depth study of the Mormon Battalion are listed at


Selected Pension Application Files Relating to the Mormon Battalion, Mexican War, 1846-48. Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15, Publication Number T1196; National Archives, Washington.