Source Information

Ancestry.com. U.S., Returns of Killed and Wounded in Battles, 1790-1844 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Original data:

Returns of Killed and Wounded in Battles or Engagements with Indians, British, and Mexican Troops, compiled 1850–1851, documenting the period 1790–1848. Microfilm publication M1832, 1 roll. ARC ID: 1184633. Records of the Adjutant General’s Office, 1780s–1917, Record Group 94. National Archives at Washington, D.C.

About U.S., Returns of Killed and Wounded in Battles, 1790-1844

This collection of records, created in 1850–51 by Lt. Col. J. H. Eaton of the 3rd Infantry, is a compilation of returns of soldiers and sailors killed and wounded in engagements that took place between 1790 and 1848. Another partial copy, prepared in 1896 by the Record and Pension Office of the War Department, covers the years 1790–1842 and is also included.

What You Can Find in These Records

Arranged chronologically, the format of the records in each set varies, but details found can include battle dates and places, with names of commanding officers, number of troops engaged, casualties, and remarks on some of the engagements.

The time period covered in this collection includes the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, and various Indian conflicts like the Northwest Indian War, Creek War, the Blackhawk War, the first and second Seminole Wars, and other engagements.

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