Joseph W. Gibson Quartermaster Claim
This document is a quartermaster claim by Joseph W. Gibson for the acquisition by Col. Horatio G. Gibson (Union) of one horse for the 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery Battery. The claim is dated the third of June 1868 in McMinn County, and lists one horse valued at $145.00. The document repeatedly requests the affirmation of the signer’s loyalty to the United States Government and sworn testimony of two witnesses that the signer “has, at all times, been an unconditional Union man, (or woman,).”
- 1868 June 3
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This document is a quartermaster claim by Joseph W. Gibson for the acquisition by Col. Horatio G. Gibson (Union) of one horse for the 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery Battery. The claim is dated the third of June, 1868 in McMinn County, Tennessee.
In February of 1868, the General Assembly of the State of Tennessee passed "an act to secure the loyal citizens of Tennessee recompense from the United States government for losses incurred by the Rebellion." A claim had a list of requirements, including the need for a signed statement affirming that the claimant was loyal to the Union and had never assisted the Confederate army. Also required were signatures of two witnesses swearing to the person's loyalty, witness statements to the acts of damage or theft, and the signature of a military of government official to vouch for the claimant and witnesses.
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