Did your relative receive a bounty for enlisting in the Civil War? The promise of a bounty encouraged some men to enlist. Elvy Lake of the 49th Missouri died during the War and “Amt. recd of U. S. for Bounty Services” became part of his estate. —————————- Genealogy Tip of the Day is  proudly sponsored by GenealogyBank. In February, they are offering an annual subscription for a monthly rate equivalent to less than $5 a month!
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