Abraham Lincoln and The Black Hawk War

 Military patent that was issued on September 10th, 1860 to soon-to-be President Abraham Lincoln.

Did you know our 16th president received land from the General Land Office? Do you know what a Military Bounty Land Warrant is?

As an inducement to joining and then a reward for service in the military, one could receive land from the government. Learn more with our General Land Office story map of the week.

The GLO web site provides live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than 12 million Federal land title records issued between 1788 and the present.

The site also hosts images of survey plats and field notes, land status records, and control document index records, and is the most visited website in the Department of the Interior. Visit glorecords.blm.gov for more information.