There are an abundance of claims submitted by women in the Southern Claims Commission files. The reason is most likely that they were alone while husbands, fathers, and brothers were fighting. They needed to prove their loyalty to the northern cause and therefore would probably avoid mention of male relations who were fightging against the North.
Elizabeth Gould of Alexandria, Virginia, is one of many women who received compensation for property confiscated by the Union Army. She received $6,349 (quite a large sum in the day) for 9,625 cords of wood taken from the "Edsall's Hill" tract of land. Her claim begins here.
Louisa Ferguson of Fairfax County, Virginia, claimed $150 for a horse. Her claim rejected. She was born free in about 1804 and eventually married William Ferguson, a slave of a farmer named Dennis Johnson in Fairfax County, Virginia. She had 16 children and supported the Union cause. In her deposition, Louisa says "My father belonged to Gen'l Washington, he was Gen'l Washington's carpenter. Gen'l Washington set him free. and my father afterwards bought my mother and set her free. I was born after my mother was set free." Read more about her case here.