By JAMES EDWARD MORIARTY, IV
Undergraduate Division Winner, Copley Books Awards
San Diego History Center 1980 Institute of History
Page 207. Lt. Thomas W. Sweeny
Page 210. San Diego Sheriff Agostin Haraszthy arrested Lt. Sweeny after evidence was brought against him by the military.
Page 210. Mission San Diego de Alcalá seen here in an early drawing, was a headquarters for army troops in 1849.
Page 211. Brevet Major Samuel P. Heintzelman was instrumental in having Lt. Sweeny brought to trial in San Diego for an incident involving mistreatment of a soldier. Heintzelman served as Commanding Officer of army troops at Mission San Diego and Fort Yuma from 1849-1856.
The photographs for this article are from the San Diego Historical Society’s Title Insurance and Trust Collection.