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The Battle for Bounty Land - War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars

The Battle for Bounty Land - War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars

by Beth Foulk

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The Battle for Bounty Land - War of 1812 and Mexican-American Wars


Land given as a "Bounty" for military service has been an American tradition from the Colonial Era up to the Civil War when the practice saw its ultimate discontinuance. The Spanish-American and Mexican-American Wars and the battle waged by the veterans for their bounty land tell the story of a nation and a military in transition. Lucky for us genealogists, there is a "bounty" of both military pension and land-purchase records left behind to tell the story both nationally and personally.


 
 

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Presenter: Beth Foulk

Beth discovered her love of genealogy through her father, who built a 115-name family tree with every family member's name he knew. While Beth continues to research her family, she shares her knowledge through lectures, articles, her blog, and one-on-one assistance. She particularly enjoys speaking at regional conferences. Her focus is Early American Genealogy.

Beth Foulk