Southern Claims - Approved - West Virginia record example

    Southern Claims - Approved - West Virginia

    Records: 48 · Complete: 100%

    In 1871, the U.S. 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.

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    "Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880: West Virginia" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/10/southern-claims-approved-west-virginia: accessed May 26, 2022)

    Publication Title
    Southern Claims - Approved - West Virginia
    Total Records
    48 · Complete: 100%
    Content Source
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    Publication Number
    M1762
    Record Group
    217
    Published on Fold3
    12 May 2009
    Last Updated
    13 May 2009
    Description
    NARA M1762. Approved case files of claims submitted to the Commissioners of Claims (known as the Southern Claims Commission) from the State of West Virginia, 1871-1880.