Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880 record example

    Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880

    Records: 51,469

    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.

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    Publication Title
    Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880
    Total Records
    51,469
    Content Source
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    Publication Number
    N/A
    Record Group
    217
    Published on Fold3
    10 Oct 2008
    Last Updated
    23 Sep 2015
    Description
    Claims approved by the Southern Claims Commission recognizing the Federal Government's debt to loyal citizens for property losses suffered during the Civil War.