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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.721.12 Author/Creator: Bedel, Hazen (fl. 1812-1821) Place Written: Sackets Harbor, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 May 1815 Pagination: 2 p. : address : docket ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Shortly after the end of the War of 1812, writes from the cantonment at Sackets Harbor, New York, to his brother to report that the men have been paid and will march home tomorrow. Provides news about the regiment and lingering issues regarding pay. Asks him to look for and send an account to the War Department that may have been left in the post office in Burlington, Vermont. Hazen had recently transferred from a post as a regimental quartermaster in the 11th Infantry and to the 6th 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

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: War of 1812Soldier's LetterSoldier's PayMilitary HistoryFinancePost Office

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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