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Virginia Revolutionary Claims -- Bounty Land and Commutation Pay
Virginia Revolutionary Claims -- Bounty Land and Commutation Pay
Product Code: US0382
Number of CDs: 1
Pages: 135
Pub. Date: (1840) 2008
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Over fifty years after the end of the Revolution, claims were still being made to the federal government for commutation pay and bounty land for service in the Revolutionary War. On 24 April 1840 the Committee on Revolutionary Claims presented a report to the House of Representatives. This report provides a detailed history of various awards and the process followed in the awarding of claims for the service of officers in the Virginia Continental and State Line and navy. Record loss has made it difficult to reconstruct the service of many individuals who served in the war. Consequently, of most interest to researchers, will be the references to various lists of officers who served or were declared supernumerary during the war. The location (in 1840) of most of these lists is noted as well.

In addition to a general discussion of the law and the process followed, the service and awards including the basis for the determination of the award and the validity of the award for over thirty officers of various ranks are detailed. The appendix contains a lists of individuals named in commutation acts passed since 4 June 1794 and a 2 September 1782 list of the officers of the Virginia line, “who have been killed, invalided, resigned, superseded, &c., since the Chesterfield arrangement, in February, 1781, and not included in a late arrangement at this place in May last.”

Numerous charts in the appendix provide a variety of details including numbers of officers of various ranks broken down by regiment and acres of land awarded by year broken down by type of service­Continental Line, State Line or Navy.

Summary by Barbara Vines Little, CG
for Archive CD Books USA


The CD includes high-quality images of every page as originally published (not just a transcript) and is fully searchable using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 5 or later recommended) on any Windows, Macintosh, or Unix computer. The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.

Virginia Revolutionary Claims -- Bounty Land and Commutation Pay
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