This week in 1812, the War of 1812 began. A collection in Acumen with a connection to the War of 1812 is the Soldier Land Grants. This collection contains United States Land Office certificates of title for soldiers, their heirs, and assignees, dated from 1848 to 1881. The land grants (generally 40 acres) were given in token of military service during the Creek, Cherokee, and Seminole Indian Wars, the Mexican War, the Florida War, and the War of 1812, or in recognition of volunteer services in a state militia. The collection’s finding aid contains links to the items, organized in alphabetical order by the soldiers’ last names.
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