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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.721.08
From Archive Folder Documents relating to Moody Bedel 
Title Benjamin Smead to Moody Bedel reporting on the state of his regiment at the end of the War of 1812
Date 26 February 1815
Author Smead, Benjamin (1775-1858)  
Recipient Bedel, Moody  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Writes to Bedel about the jubilation surrounding the news of peace in the War of 1812, the celebration of George Washington's birthday, and the dissolution of the consolidated 11th and 22nd regiments. Heaps praise on several officers. Indicates that "the interests of the regiment require your influence and presence." Describes the regiment's collective dream of a glory-filled homecoming. A note on p.2 indicates that they are in need of instruments and medicine for forty sick men.
Subjects President  War of 1812  Soldier's Letter  Holidays and Celebrations  Military History  Diplomacy  Health and Medical  
People Smead, Benjamin (1775-1858)  Bedel, Moody (1764-1841)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Place written Sackets Harbor, New York
Theme War of 1812; Health & Medicine; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859