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Summary Report, 1873, Disallowed Claim of Allen Oldham

Title

Summary Report, 1873, Disallowed Claim of Allen Oldham

Description

Remarks by the Commissioner of Southern Claims in response to the claim of Allen Oldham. This claim was disallowed because the claimant was unable to prove his loyalty to the Union.

Creator

Commissioner of Southern Claims

Source

Allen Oldham (Chatham Co., North Carolina) claim, no. 11541. Barred and Disallowed Case Files, Southern Claims Commission, 1871-1880. Records of the House of Representatives, Record Group 233. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.

Contributor

King, Stefanie

Type

Document

Coverage

Chatham County, NC

Original Format

Report

Text

"The claimant is 70 years of age & a farmer- Has resided in Chatham Co. throughout the war- He had four sons who volunteered in the Confederate Army- He furnished them provisions- that he was opposed secession in the outset is quite probable, but when his four sons volunteered & his daughter who "was a delightful singer" sang "Dixie" to the volunteers who were rallying, we suspect he partook of the enthusiasm sympathized with his patriotic sons & daughter & went with the state so long at least as there was any hope for the confederacy-

The proof of loyalty is unsatisfactory.

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Commissioner of Southern Claims, Summary Report, 1873, Disallowed Claim of Allen Oldham, Civil War Era NC, accessed September 24, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/741.