An Indian War Pension for Fighting Against Geronimo and the Apaches

Jose Marie Burns, alias Eahny, enlisted in Captain R. H. Marmon’s Company I of the First New Mexico Cavalry.  He saw action in the summer of 1885 as his unit was involved in a campaign against Geronimo and the Apaches in New Mexico. Burns was granted a pension for his service in the early 20th century. In future posts we will look at various records from his pension application and records, including:

  • letters from his daughter to the pension department
  • letters from the local Indian school regarding his pension
  • affidavits regarding records of his marriage and his surviving children.

All in all, a very interesting record–and something of a departure from our usual fare.



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