Pennsylvania Civil War Civilian Damage Claims (Pennsylvania Border Claims)
Following the Civil War, Pennsylvania residents who lost horses or material goods could file border claims with the state government for damages rendered by the Confederate Army or the state militia. Allowable claims did not include livestock or poultry, and any damages caused by the Union Army of the Potomac had to be filed with the Federal government. A database of these claims, compiled by historian Scott L. Mingus Sr., includes both state and federal claims, where available and still legible. A searchable version of Mingus' database is below.
Mingus, an executive at P.H. Glatfelter, is a sanctioned Civil War tour guide for the York County Heritage Trust and the author of seven books on the war, plus several others on the hobby of miniature wargaming. He maintains a popular blog on York County Civil War history, Cannonba!!
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