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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"Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880" database with images Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com//title/473/southern-claims-commission-approved-claims-1871-1880: accessed February 28, 2021)

Publication Title
Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880
Total Records
51,469
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
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.