Alabama, Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Alabama, Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880
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|Record Type||Approved (828) Case Files|
|Record Group||RG 217: Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury|
|Microfilm Publication||M2062. Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880: Alabama. 36 rolls.|
|National Archives Identifier||566157|
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- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
The United States Congress established Southern Claims Commission the Southern Claims Commission, on March 3, 1871. The purpose of the Commission was to review and make recommendations to the House of Representatives regarding claims from Southerners who were loyal to the Union, and who had involuntarily “furnished stores and supplies for the use of the U.S. Army” during the Civil War. Later the law was extended to resources taken by the U.S. Navy. Claims were processed through May of 1880. Only about one third of submitted claims were approved.
The images in this collection show the claims approved by the Southern Claims commission for Alabama. The collection is NARA publication M2062 Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims,1871-1880: Alabama and is from RG 217, Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury. It contains 828 approved applications arranged by county and then alphabetical by name.
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Alabama.
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- Frank W. Klingberg. The Southern Claims Commission. Berkeley, California : University of California, 1955.
- Gary B. Mills. Southern Loyalists in the Civil War : the Southern Claims Commission.Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, 1994. FHL 975 M2s
- Gary B. Mills. Civil War Claims in the South : an index of Civil War damage claims filed before the Southern Claims Commission, 1871-1880.Laguna Hills, California : Aegean Park Press, 1980. FHL 975 H22m
- Records of the Commissioners of Claims (Southern Claims Commission) 1871-1880: M0087, 14 roll
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