Southern Claims - Approved - Virginia record example

    Southern Claims - Approved - Virginia

    Records: 873 · 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: Virginia" database with images Fold3 ( accessed May 26, 2022)

    Publication Title
    Southern Claims - Approved - Virginia
    Total Records
    873 · Complete: 100%
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    22 Apr 2009
    Last Updated
    20 Oct 2011
    NARA M2094. Approved case files of claims submitted to the Commissioners of Claims (known as the Southern Claims Commission) from the State of Virginia, 1871-1880.