On July 18, the Colonial Surveyor visited Fort Mifflin and demonstrated the basic techniques and tools used to survey the Northwest Territories. Veterans of the Revolutionary War received land grants instead of back pay or other remuneration. Bounty-land warrants, often for 160 acres, were issued to most soldiers who served for the duration of the war. These land grants helped settle the Northwest Territory (and later smaller units such as the Indiana Territory, Illinois Territory and Wisconsin Territory). Using very basic tools, the Surveyor General laid out plots for each of these land grant warrants. Join us as we describe the process.
Published by Michael Carver
My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand! View more posts