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Capt J Van Horn's Company, 27 US Infantry

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Re: Capt J Van Horn's Company, 27 US Infantry

Posted: 21 May 2012 6:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Scott,

William Bennett served in Captain Isaac Van Horn's Company of the 27th Regiment of U.S. Infantry (regular army). The company was formed in Muskingum, Coshocton, Guernsey and Tuscarawas Counties, Ohio.

The 27th Infantry was a one-year regiment formed on 29 Jan 1813 and disbanded on 12 May 1814. Those men who re-enlisted after 12 May 1814 were assigned to the 19th Regiment of U.S. Infantry, another Ohio regiment.

Bennett received a land bounty of 160 acres under the Act of 1850. He could claim any federal land. Since he died in Guernsey County, he probably sold his land warrant to another person or claimed land in Ohio. A Ohio land deed would state if he used a land warrant from the military.

If you wrote to NARA for his papers and stated that he was in the militia, this is probably why they couldn't find any records. He was in the regular army.

Eric Johnson
Historian General
General Society of the War of 1812

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
ScottBennettG... 21 May 2012 1:02PM GMT 
cen03214 22 May 2012 12:24AM GMT 
ScottBennettG... 22 May 2012 1:23AM GMT 
1PeggyReeves 8 Jun 2012 2:25AM GMT 
ScottBennettG... 8 Jun 2012 11:12AM GMT 
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