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March 3, 1855 Act granting Bounty Land to certain Officers and Soldiers who had been engaged in the Military Service of the United States.
An Act that provided for additional grant of bounty lands to soldiers, sailors, etc. who had served in any wars the country had been engaged in since 1790 and that they were entitled to a certificate of warrant for 160 acres of land so long as they had not deserted or been dishonorably discharged. The widow and/or minor child or children were entitled to receive a certificate or warrant that the deceased person who have been entitled to receive. Certificates or warrants could be assigned or transferred. Sec. 7. All bounty land laws passed by Congress extended to Indians in the same manner and extent as if Indians had been white men.
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