Southern Claims Commission
        Established by Congress in 1871 for those in the southern states who were loyal to the union and had  supplies taken or furnished for the use of  the union army during the civil war  1861-1865. Less than 33% were approved.

Southern Claims Commission 1871-1880
Hancock County Index
No.     Name          Amount
1,244 Samuel Green $3,3454
178 William Griffin $816
4,186 James Osborn $657
1,049 Wm. L. Reaves $4,017
0739   Frederick Trawick $4,397

Source: Records of the Commissioners of Claims (Southern Claims Commission)1871-1880. National Archives No. 87. Roll  13

Eileen B.McAdams copyright 2005