Tennessee Southern Claims Commission Index, 1871-1880

This index lists Tennesseans who filed claims with the Southern Claims Commission from 1871 to 1873 which were subsequently investigated, deliberated over, and either allowed or disallowed. These 3,929 Tennesseans claimed their property had been taken by United States military personnel for use in the Civil War. Barred claims were those where sufficient evidence was not submitted by the deadline on 3 March 1873 so were not considered. The claim files include interesting detail about people and about the Civil War period in Tennessee. Claims were to be accepted only from those who: held American citizenship resided in a state that seceded …

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