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J.A. Rockwell Report Against Peter Rambo

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3599

This report, presented to the 29th U.S. Congress, denies Rambo's request for financial relief from losses sustained during his service in the War of 1812. It includes a copy of Rambo's petition, recounting his money-making efforts and his losses when Fort Niagara was taken, and an affidavit by Amos Roberts, a fellow soldier. Both of these documents had been verified in 1829 by Josiah Rogers, a justice of the peace in Sevier County, Tennessee.

Dates

  • 1846 May 4

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This report, presented to the 29th U.S. Congress, denies Rambo's request for financial relief from losses sustained during his service in the War of 1812. It includes a copy of Rambo's petition, recounting his money-making efforts and his losses when Fort Niagara was taken, and an affidavit by Amos Roberts, a fellow soldier. Both of these documents had been verified in 1829 by Josiah Rogers, a justice of the peace in Sevier County, Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Arnold Rockwell was born on August 7, 1803, in Norwich, Connecticut. As part of his term in the U.S. House of Representatives, from 1845 to 1849, he served on the Committee on Claims. Rockwell died on February 10, 1861.

Peter Rambo was born in Virginia on October 15, 1787, to Joseph and Sarah (Warren) Rambo. He served as a corporal in the 24th Tennessee Infantry under Captain Rover Butler from 1812 to 1814. In return for his service, he received a large grant of land in Sevier County, Tennessee where he built a house and named it the Five Oaks Farm. He married Mary Frances Marshal on November 24, 1814, and they had nine children. Butler died on October 2, 1846, in Sevierville, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this document in 1983.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480