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Military Bounty Land 1776-1855
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Military Bounty Land 1776-1855

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Did you have ancestors who fought for the newly created United States between the American Revolution and 1855? If you did, you may want to learn more about the world of military bounty warrants and patents. The federal government used land as a substitute for wages and pensions and as an inducement to enlist in the military. There is a good chance you may have a lot of genealogical information forthcoming in these under-utilized bounty records.

What will you find inside?

In chronological order, Ms. Rose explains the various stages, processes, and record sets used for military bounty land. She provides thorough descriptions of the laws in place during various conflicts and expansions, what land was available and to whom, how a person applied, and dozens of other helpful details and finding aids for working with the thousands of these records that remain.

How is the book formatted?

The book contains eight chapters, beginning with the Revolutionary War on a federal level and then moving into Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine, New York, North Carolina, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. Other chapters cover the War of 1812, unindexed lands, federal land patents, and miscellaneous finding aids. The book is illustrated throughout with many examples, and the page layout is both attractive and crisp. All the laws mentioned in the book are listed verbatim in the appendix, and there is an extensive bibliography, followed by an index.

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