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Civil War Suits in the U.S. Court of Claims: Cases Involving Compensation to Northerners and Southerners for Wartime Lossesby Williams, Greg H.
Publisher: McFarland Press
Retail Price: $49.95
Issue: Fall 2006
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.