Southern Claims - Barred and Disallowed record example

    Southern Claims - Barred and Disallowed

    Records: 13,461 · Complete: 100%

    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.

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    Example Records

    Claim of Arthur Middleton Blake
    Claim of Arthur Middleton Blake
    Southern Claim for James Mullin
    Southern Claim for James Mullin
    Claim Petition for James Gillen
    Claim Petition for James Gillen

    Source Information

    "Southern Claims Commission" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com/publication/12/southern-claims-barred-and-disallowed: accessed May 26, 2022)

    Publication Title
    Southern Claims - Barred and Disallowed
    Total Records
    13,461 · Complete: 100%
    Content Source
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    Publication Number
    M1407
    Published on Fold3
    11 Sep 2006
    Last Updated
    11 Sep 2006
    Description
    NARA M1407. The Southern Claims Commission denied these claims by southerners seeking compensation for property loss. They were barred or disallowed for a number of reasons.