After Johnny Came Marching Home: The Political Economy of Veterans' Benefits in the Nineteenth Century
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We are very grateful for the comments on previous drafts that we received during presentations at the National Bureau of Economic Research Summer Institute (Cambridge, July 2006), the International Economic History Meetings (Helsinki, August 2006), and the Southern Economic Association Meetings (Charleston, November 2006). We owe a special debt to John James and Robert Whaples who were the discussants on the latter occasion. Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck and Lee Craig graciously took time to answer questions about their areas of expertise. Daniel Fleisch and Adam Yaari provided thoughtful research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.