Wednesday Workshops

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Discuss: Did anything in this week’s readings surprise or confuse you?

There are 10 living recipients of benefits tied to the 1898 Spanish-American War at a total cost of about $50,000 per year. The Civil War payments are going to two children of veterans — one in North Carolina and one in Tennessee — each for $876 per year.

“U.S. Still Paying Civil War veterans’ families”

Southern Claims Commission

Act of Congress on March 3, 1871 directs special commissioners …

to receive, examine, and consider the justice and validity of such claims as shall be brought before them, of those citizens who remained loyal adherents to the cause and the government of the United States during the war, for stores or supplies taken or furnished during the rebellion for the use of the army (later amended to include the navy) of the United States in States proclaimed as in insurrection against the United States.

Total claims submitted: 22,298

Total damages sought: $60 million

Allowed claims: 5,000

Allowed awards: $4.6 million

Claims submitted by former slaves: ~ 500