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Catalog Number 1997-284-1
Accession number 1997-284
Object Name Claim
Collection History San Jose Collection
Title Denial of application for bounty lands submitted by Peter Hamm (or Hause?) August 27, 1899
Date 1859/08/27
Year Range from 1859
Year Range to 1859
Description "The application of Peter [Haun] for Bounty Land under the acts of March 3, 1855, and March 14, 1856, No. 254,561 has been examined, and the claim suspended. Service is alleged to have been rendered in Capt. Isaac [Caubbers] Co. La. .. War 1812. The Auditor reports: Not on rolls from 15th April 1812 to 30th April 1812. No rolls for 1814." Signed by F. Frank Grant, Esq., San Jose, Cal.

The federal government provided bounty land for those who served in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and Indian wars between 1775 and 1855. It was first offered as an incentive to serve in the military and later as a reward for service.

According to FamilySearch.org, the veteran requested bounty land by filing an application at a local courthouse, with supporting documents.

For further information, see https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/US_Military_Bounty_Land_Warrants.
Creator U.S. General Land Office
Level of description Item
Subjects Land grants
Nineteenth century (LCSH)
Veterans
United States -- History -- 1815-1861 (LCSH)
United States -- History -- War of 1812 (LCSH)
Extent of Description 1 folder
Credit line History San Jose Research Library