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Calvin Hoggard's letter to the Southern Claims Commission

Title

Calvin Hoggard's letter to the Southern Claims Commission

Description

The last page of Calvin Hoggard's claim, this page contains a letter by Mr. Hoggard to the Commission explaining his circumstances. Most interestingly, he claims to have been a Union soldier in the 2nd Regiment, even though claim was disallowed. This was likely due to his claim not having a

The commission itself was formed by act of congress on March 3, 1871 to handle reimbursement requests by citizens who had their goods seized by union foraging parties. To actually receive reparations one had to prove their loyalty to the Union during the war, a feat that was incredibly difficult to do with only 7.7% of the claims being accepted. Thus, these documents provide a useful insight into what citizens were doing during the war and how they responded to the Union movements through the south in the form of the proofs of loyalty submitted alongside the claims.

Creator

Hoggard, Calvin

Source

Fold3 Southern Claims Commission archives

Date

1973-01-18

Contributor

Bryant, Lee

Type

Document

Coverage

Edenton, NC

Original Format

Government Document

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Files

CalvinHoggardPage 6

Citation

Hoggard, Calvin, Calvin Hoggard's letter to the Southern Claims Commission, Civil War Era NC, accessed September 21, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/752.