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Mexican War Pensions

Mexican War Pensions

Posted: 8 Sep 2007 5:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
My ancestor, Frederick J Brant, received his pension through the Mexican War. He was an army enlistee, however, in the Indian Wars in Washington Territory for 5 years. He enlisted in May 1855 in the 9th US Cavalry and Infantry and received his discharge in May 1860 in Washington Territory. So if your ancestor was a military veteran between the end of the Mexican War and the start of the Civil War, his pension record may have been included with the Mexican War Pensions.

Steven Brent

Re: Mexican War Pensions, Brant

Posted: 31 Mar 2008 2:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Brant
Thanks for the tip Steven. Your ancestor certainly had an interesting life. What was his company or regiment in the Mexican War?

Re: Mexican War Pensions, Brant

Posted: 1 Apr 2008 3:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
He was not an actual veteran of the Mexican War. The government grouped the pension records for the WA Territory Indian Wars, 1850's, with the Mexican War Pension Records. He served with the 9th Inf from 1855 to 1860 in WA Territory, with most of his duty probably in Eastern WA.

Washington Territory Pension Records

Posted: 1 Apr 2008 12:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Steve,

Another great tip! Who would have thought Washington Territory Pension Records would be with the Mexican War Pension Records. Thanks again!

Sandy
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