Cupid Hamilton, Freedman, Former Slave of William Heyward, Beaufort, SC

Cupid Hamilton, Freedman, Former Slave of William Heyward, Beaufort, SC

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Freedman Cupid Hamilton of Pocotoligo, Beaufort County, SC filed a Southern Claims Commission Claim on August 26, 1871, for supplies taken by the Union Troops during the Civil War. His claim reveals many details of his life before, and after Emancipation. Witnesses to the claim were Freedmen Luke Green, Scipio Blue, Moses M. Washington and Aleck Wilson, all former slaves of William Heyward.

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Southern Claims Commission Documents: A Rich Resource for Family Historians

    Southern Claims Collection

    1871-1880 About the Collection: In the 1870s, Southerners claimed compensation from the U.S. government for items used by the Union Army, ranging from corn and horses to trees and church buildings. Often these documents include testimonies containing rich family information including names, dates, places and events.

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    5/13/2010
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    7/14/2010
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