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Lew & Ginny Gage
Cornish, NH, USA
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Bounties
Posted on: 1/19/2018 6:35:13 AM
Does anyone know when the bounty system started in New York State? Not just the year, which I THINK is 1862, but the month as well. And, how much was it at first?

Ginny

jahenders
Colorado Springs, CO, USA
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Re: Bounties
Posted on: 1/19/2018 1:16:47 PM

Quote:
Does anyone know when the bounty system started in New York State? Not just the year, which I THINK is 1862, but the month as well. And, how much was it at first?

Ginny
--Lew


I believe the NY bounties were first active between Sep-Oct 1862. They then got more takers then they needed and discontinued the NY bounty for some period of time.

The NY bounty was $50, on top of the federal bounty of about $200.


Lew & Ginny Gage
Cornish, NH, USA
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Re: Bounties
Posted on: 1/19/2018 3:05:33 PM
We've been trying to figure out if some of the men from the 136th NY Infantry joined up because of the bounty. They enlisted initially in August 1862. Do you mean that EVERY person who enlisted received $200 from the federal government?

Ginny

jahenders
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Re: Bounties
Posted on: 1/19/2018 3:54:08 PM

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We've been trying to figure out if some of the men from the 136th NY Infantry joined up because of the bounty. They enlisted initially in August 1862. Do you mean that EVERY person who enlisted received $200 from the federal government?

Ginny
--Lew


Not sure about that, but in general people who enlisted (vs getting drafted) got a bounty. In some cases they may have just gotten a federal one, but some states (and even some individuals) also provided an additional bounty in certain time frames.

Lew & Ginny Gage
Cornish, NH, USA
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Re: Bounties
Posted on: 1/19/2018 4:45:21 PM
Thank you!

Ginny

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