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 ( accessed March 5, 2021)

Publication Title
Southern Claims - Approved - West Virginia
Total Records
48 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
Publication Number
Record Group
Published on Fold3
12 May 2009
Last Updated
13 May 2009
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.