Records of the Slave Claims Commissions Volume I: Register of Claims of the Delaware Commission
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The Slave Claims Commissions were created by the War Department in late 1863, in order to compensate the owners of slaves who enlisted in the Union Army. Only Union-controlled slave states were eligible--Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri, West Virginia, and Tennessee.
This first volume in a proposed series of books transcribing and abstracting the records of the Slave Claims Commission, presents the claims registered by the Delaware Slave Claims Commission.