Revolutionary war bounty land grants awarded by state governments baltimore maryland genealogical publishing company 1996 fhl 973 r2bo index includes name state of service rank date of record and acreage smith clifford neal federal land series volume 2 1799 1835 federal bounty land warrants of the american revolution chicago illinois american library association 1973. Revolutionary war bounty land grants awarded by state governments lloyd dewitt bockstruck genealogical publishing company 1996 history 608 pages 0 reviews a land bounty is a grant of land from a government as a reward to pay citizens for the risks and hardships they endured in the service of their country usually in a military related capacity this volume lists bounty land grants . They would not actually award the lands until the war had been concluded and the british defeated such a policy not only imposed no financial constraints on the war effort but also insured a degree of support for the revolutionary cause the revolutionary governments were cognizant that to the victor belonged the spoils and that defeat brought no reward bounty lands proved an effective technique for enrolling support for the war among the citizenry and preventing them from lapsing into the . After the revolutionary war the federal government awarded bounty lands to citizens and soldiers for services rendered in its simplest form this involved the exchange of free land for military service federal records of these revolutionary war bounty land awards are well known and readily accessible to genealogists but the federal government was not alone in rewarding its citizens and soldiers with bounty lands nine state governments adopted similar policies generating even more
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