Rutherford B. Hayes letter
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- 1890 April 12
- Hayes, Rutherford B. (Correspondent, Person)
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United States Pension Bureau. Annual Report of the Commissioner of Pensions to the Secretary of the Interior. Washington: GPO, 1897.
Glasson, William Henry. Federal Military Pensions in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, 1918.
Benjamin Harrison was born on August 20, 1833, in North Bend, Ohio to John Scott Harrison and Elizabeth Irwin Harrison. He was a grandson of President William Henry Harrison and the great-grandson of Benjamin Harrison V, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. After graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, he studied law. He married Caroline Scott (1832-1892) in 1853 and they had two children. After being admitted to the bar, the Harrisons moved to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1854. Harrison served as commander of the 70th Regiment Indiana Infantry during the Civil War, attaining the rank of brigadier-general by the war's end. Harrison served as Indiana's senator (1881-1887) and then the 23rd President of the United States (1889-1893). He married Mary Scott Lord Dimmick Harrison (1858-1948) in 1896 and they had one child. Harrison died on March 13, 1901.
"Harrison, Benjamin." Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Accessed Auguts 17, 2015. http://www.bhpsite.org/learn/benjamin-harrison-1.
"Hayes, Rutherford B." The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. Accessed Auguts 17, 2015. http://www.rbhayes.org/hayes/president.
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