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Bedel, Hazen (fl. 1812-1821) to Moody Bedel

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.721.10 Author/Creator: Bedel, Hazen (fl. 1812-1821) Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 March 1815 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes to his brother to report problems with soldiers' pay shortly after the end of the War of 1812. Mentions rumors about military appointments, President Madison's plan to maintain an army of 25,000, and a potential assignment for their squadron. Notes the dissolution of Eleazar Ripley's Court of Inquiry by order of the Secretary of War as well as news of Ripley's impending brevet for valor at the Battle of Bridgewater (Lundy's Lane). Hazen was then a regimental quartermaster in the 11th Infantry. Hazen might be one of Moody's sibling's listed on record as "Hazel," who lived from 1785-1835.

People: Bedel, Hazen, fl. 1812-1821
Bedel, Moody, 1764-1841
Ripley, Eleazer Wheelock, 1782-1839

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: BattleWar of 1812Soldier's LetterMilitary HistorySoldier's PayPresidentStanding ArmyBraveryMilitary LawFinance

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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