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What is Bounty Land?

October 22, 2015 by | 81 Comments

If you’ve looked closely at Fold3’s Revolutionary War Pensions and War of 1812 Pension Files, you may have noticed that some pension files include correspondence or claims regarding bounty land. And, of course, Fold3 also has the Bounty-Land Warrant Applications … Continue reading

Find: Drumming Out

September 16, 2015 by | 58 Comments

Are you familiar with the historical military practice of drumming a soldier out of the army? This process of dishonorably discharging a soldier had its origins in the British army in the 17th century and was later picked up by … Continue reading