Sunday, February 5, 2012

Audit of Warrants of War of 1812 Participants

From the Congressional Edition: will be necessary to take the name of each soldier separately...until the examination of the whole thirty nine thousand eight hundred and twenty five shall have been completed. This will be the only mode of ascertaining how many were entitled to land under their enlistment how many were honorably discharged how many otherwise and how many died in the service.

Hundreds of desertions took place during the war and notwithstanding a forfeiture of the land was the consequence those would require to be included in the examination to ascertain the fact.

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