What is the definition of the Homestead Act of 1862?

Answer Congress passed the Homestead Act of 1862 and then gave away an aggregate of 160 acres of public land in the West to each applicant for a small filing fee. The intention was to populate the Western... Read More »

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Who was Secretary of navy of union in 1862?

What country? For the US, a Fleet is an Area Of Responsibility, not a group of ships, which also has many names. Be more specific.

What was the 1862 crew roster of uss Essex?

I don't know the entire crew, but I do own a cutlass engraved with lt jl shorren from the 1862 USS Essex.

Was Philadelphia located in Clinton County in 1862?

Philadelphia is historically located in Philadelphia county. Other towns were located in Philadelphia county as well such as Upper Darby. Eventually, Philadelphia came to encompass the entire cou... Read More »

What Is the VA Homestead Act?

The Virginia Homestead Act is designed to provide protection to a debtor's house against creditors who may move to court to recover a loan that is in default that was secured by the house.