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 - Approved - Virginia
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Records: 873 · Complete: 100%
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April 22, 2009
Last Updated
October 20, 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.