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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[War of 1812, 1812 to 1815|War of 1812]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[US_War_of_1812_Bounty_Land_Warrants|Bounty Land Warrants]]''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States Military Records|U.S. Military]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[United States in the War of 1812|War of 1812]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[US_War_of_1812_Bounty_Land_Warrants|Bounty Land Warrants]]''  
  
=== War of 1812 Military Bounty Land Warrants, 1815-1858 ===
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=== War of 1812 Military Bounty Land Warrants, 1815-1858 ===
  
 
Veterans were offered a total of 6 million acres of bounty land in Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, and later, Missouri. Starting in 1852 bounty land warrants were also awarded outside these assigned districts. Warrants for the acts of 1812, 1814, and 1842 (excluding the general bounty land acts of 1850, 1852, and 1855) are reproduced in the following:  
 
Veterans were offered a total of 6 million acres of bounty land in Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, and later, Missouri. Starting in 1852 bounty land warrants were also awarded outside these assigned districts. Warrants for the acts of 1812, 1814, and 1842 (excluding the general bounty land acts of 1850, 1852, and 1855) are reproduced in the following:  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1165 U.S. War Bounty Land Warrants, 1789-1858] (Ancestry) ($) (note: also includes U.S. Revolutionary War Bounty Land Warrants from NARA M829)
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1165 U.S. War Bounty Land Warrants, 1789-1858] (Ancestry) ($) (note: also includes U.S. Revolutionary War Bounty Land Warrants from NARA M829)
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'''On Film''
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*''War of 1812, military bounty land warrants, 1815-1858'' (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.) {{FHL|290307|item|disp=FHL Film 15 Microfilm reels}} <br>
  
 
'''Libraries'''  
 
'''Libraries'''  
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*Family History Library {{FHL|0983163|disp=FHL films 0983163–77}}
 
*Family History Library {{FHL|0983163|disp=FHL films 0983163–77}}
  
=== Additional Records ===
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=== Additional Records ===
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*''War of 1812 pensioners living in Arkansas during the 1880's&nbsp;: abstracted from the executive documents'', (Cullman, Alabama, Gregath 198?) pages 33 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F477061 FHL 976.7 M2]
  
*''War of 1812 pensioners living in Arkansas during the 1880's : abstracted from the executive documents'', (Cullman, Alabama, Gregath 198?) pages 33 [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F477061 FHL 976.7 M2]
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*Name index to [http://lva1.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/F/?func=file&file_name=find-b-clas12&local_base=CLAS12 Pay Rolls of Militia Entitled to Land Bounty] Under the Act of Congress of Sept. 28, 1850 and its supplement, Muster Rolls of the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812. Approximately 40,000 names are indexed.&nbsp;<br>
  
 
The following sources are also helpful:  
 
The following sources are also helpful:  
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*''Military Land Warrants in Missouri, 1819: An Alphabetical Index of Missouri Patentees''. 1858. Reprint, not published, 1988. ({{FHL|977.8 R2ml|disp=FHL book 977.8 R2ml}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20378197 Worldcat]) Lists the date, name of patentee, land warrant number, regiment, and land description.
 
*''Military Land Warrants in Missouri, 1819: An Alphabetical Index of Missouri Patentees''. 1858. Reprint, not published, 1988. ({{FHL|977.8 R2ml|disp=FHL book 977.8 R2ml}}) ([http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20378197 Worldcat]) Lists the date, name of patentee, land warrant number, regiment, and land description.
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*Rose, Christine. ''Military Bounty Land 1776 - 1855''. (San Jose, California: Cr Publications, c2011). [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1949572 FHL Book 973 M27] <br>
  
 
*''War of 1812 Bounty Lands in Illinois''. Thomson, Illinois: Heritage House, 1977. ({{FHL|977.3 R2w|disp=FHL book 977.3 R2w; film 1035624 item 7; fiche 6051272}}) A reprint of ''Lands in Illinois to Soldiers of Late War''. (26th Congress, 1st Session, 1840. House Doc. 262.) These records are arranged by date and include number of warrant, name of patentee, rank, description of the tract, and to whom delivered.
 
*''War of 1812 Bounty Lands in Illinois''. Thomson, Illinois: Heritage House, 1977. ({{FHL|977.3 R2w|disp=FHL book 977.3 R2w; film 1035624 item 7; fiche 6051272}}) A reprint of ''Lands in Illinois to Soldiers of Late War''. (26th Congress, 1st Session, 1840. House Doc. 262.) These records are arranged by date and include number of warrant, name of patentee, rank, description of the tract, and to whom delivered.
  
=== Ordering Records from the National Archives ===
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=== Ordering Records from the National Archives ===
  
 
Copies of [[US Military Bounty Land Warrants#National_Archives.2C_Bounty_Land_Warrant_Application_Files|Bounty Land Warrant Applications]] for Federal military service before 1856 can now be [https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonline/start.swe?SWECmd=Start&SWEHo=eservices.archives.gov ordered online], as well as through [http://www.archives.gov/contact/inquire-form.html NATF Form 85].  
 
Copies of [[US Military Bounty Land Warrants#National_Archives.2C_Bounty_Land_Warrant_Application_Files|Bounty Land Warrant Applications]] for Federal military service before 1856 can now be [https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonline/start.swe?SWECmd=Start&SWEHo=eservices.archives.gov ordered online], as well as through [http://www.archives.gov/contact/inquire-form.html NATF Form 85].  
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=== References  ===
 
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Revision as of 20:22, 25 June 2012

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War of 1812 Military Bounty Land Warrants, 1815-1858

Veterans were offered a total of 6 million acres of bounty land in Arkansas, Illinois, Michigan, and later, Missouri. Starting in 1852 bounty land warrants were also awarded outside these assigned districts. Warrants for the acts of 1812, 1814, and 1842 (excluding the general bounty land acts of 1850, 1852, and 1855) are reproduced in the following:

  • War of 1812 Military Bounty Land Warrants, 1815-1858. (NARA M848) The records usually contain the veteran’s name, rank, company, and regiment; the date the warrant was issued; and the date the warrant was exchanged for a specific parcel of land. The warrants are arranged numerically by warrant number and then chronologically.

Online

'On Film

Libraries

Additional Records

  • War of 1812 pensioners living in Arkansas during the 1880's : abstracted from the executive documents, (Cullman, Alabama, Gregath 198?) pages 33 FHL 976.7 M2
  • Name index to Pay Rolls of Militia Entitled to Land Bounty Under the Act of Congress of Sept. 28, 1850 and its supplement, Muster Rolls of the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812. Approximately 40,000 names are indexed. 

The following sources are also helpful:

  • Christensen, Katheren, compiler. Arkansas Military Bounty Grants,War of 1812. Hot Springs, Arkansas: Arkansas Ancestors, 1971. (FHL book 976.7 R2c) (Worldcat) Contains the name of the veteran, date, and warrant number.
  • Dunaway, Maxine, compiler. Missouri Military Land Warrants, War of 1812. Springfield, Missouri: Maxine Dunaway, 1985. (FHL book 977.8 R2d) (Worldcat) Lists the name of purchaser, section, township, range, warrant number, patent date, book, and page.
  • Military Land Warrants in Missouri, 1819: An Alphabetical Index of Missouri Patentees. 1858. Reprint, not published, 1988. (FHL book 977.8 R2ml) (Worldcat) Lists the date, name of patentee, land warrant number, regiment, and land description.
  • Rose, Christine. Military Bounty Land 1776 - 1855. (San Jose, California: Cr Publications, c2011). FHL Book 973 M27
  • War of 1812 Bounty Lands in Illinois. Thomson, Illinois: Heritage House, 1977. (FHL book 977.3 R2w; film 1035624 item 7; fiche 6051272) A reprint of Lands in Illinois to Soldiers of Late War. (26th Congress, 1st Session, 1840. House Doc. 262.) These records are arranged by date and include number of warrant, name of patentee, rank, description of the tract, and to whom delivered.

Ordering Records from the National Archives

Copies of Bounty Land Warrant Applications for Federal military service before 1856 can now be ordered online, as well as through NATF Form 85.

See also

References