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The Homestead Act of 1862
The Homestead Act of 1862 served in part as a recruiting inducement for the Union Army. After the Civil War, a soldier would be allowed to deduct the number of years that he served in the Union Army from the five-year homestead residency requirement.
Fifteen Civil War veterans are buried in the Fall City Cemetery. The June page in the 2014 Fall City Calendar shows a number of their grave markers. Background information on these men is available in our Reference Library in Civil War Veterans Buried in the Fall City Cemetery, a compilation from many sources by Jack and Judy Kelley.
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