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Collection Reference Number GLC01450.721.15
From Archive Folder Documents relating to Moody Bedel 
Title Hazen Bedel to Moody Bedel relating stories of misbehaving soldiers
Date 25 June 1815
Author Bedel, Hazen (fl. 1812-1821)  
Recipient Bedel, Moody  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Writes from the cantonment at Sackets Harbor, New York, to his brother while on guard duty. Indicates that his unit will be heading to Greenbush on the Niagara frontier. Relates stories of how one soldier had to resign after drinking too much, sleeping in, and missing his duty, and how another stole $6,000 and fled to Canada. Notes that he would like a staff position. 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.
Subjects War of 1812  Military History  Canada  Desertion  Criminals and Outlaws  Finance  Alcohol  Office Seeker  Soldier's Letter  
People Bedel, Hazen (fl. 1812-1821)  Bedel, Moody (1764-1841)  
Place written Sackets Harbor, New York
Theme War of 1812; Government & Politics; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859