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Civil War Suits in the U.S. Court of Claims: Cases Involving Compensation to Northerners and Southerners for Wartime Losses

by Williams, Greg H.
Publisher: McFarland Press
Retail Price: $49.95
Issue: Fall 2006
ISBN: 0786424303

Predictably, as the most destructive conflict to visit United States' soil, the Civil War spawned numerous claims against the federal government. From disputes relating to contracts and compensation to property loss and pension payments, these cases were all heard in the United States Court of Claims. Author Greg H. Williams arranges selected disputes by claimant surname and offers a brief summation of the legal ramifications of four years of fighting.

review of Civil War Suits in the U.S. Court of Claims: Cases Involving Compensation to Northerners and Southerners for Wartime Losses, by Williams, Greg H., Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2006).