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Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880

In 1871, the US government established the Southern Claims Commission to address southerners' petitions for compensation of supplies, livestock, and other items taken by the Union troops during the Civil War. More than 20,000 claims were filed. These testimonial files include first-person accounts of how civilians survived the war, detailed circumstances regarding loss of property, and accounts of each family's history and loyalty to the Union cause. These are textual records.…More

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  • Benjamin Thomas Sellers (1827-1877), overseer of the Middleton Plantations.

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  • Annotation added: B. T. Sellers

    Found in: Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880 » Page 8

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  • Annotation added: Altamore Street

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  • Annotation added: Jacob Driggard

    Found in: Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880 » Page 24

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  • Annotation added: Joseph Brooker

    Found in: Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880 » Page 19

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  • Annotation added: Jos. Brooker

    Found in: Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880 » Page 36

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  • Annotation added: A. A. Knight

    Found in: Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880 » Page 23

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  • Annotation added: B. K. Knowles

    Found in: Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880 » Page 22

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  • Pg 14 The said Witness Joseph Brooker of the county of Clay & State of Florida, aged 52 years, being first duly sworn to tell the truth the whole truth & nothing but the truth relative to the above named claim, testified as follows: To 1st Interrogatory: 1. In 1832 or 33. We then served a term together in the Indian War – about six months. He lived about two miles from me about seventeen ...more

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  • Annotation added: Bartow County, Ga

    Found in: Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880 » Page 52

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  • Annotation added: Leroy R Crump

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