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John Baxter Edmondson Claims

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Identifier: MS-3843

This collection includes four claims (photocopies) filed by John Baxter Edmondson on June 1, 1868 for compensation as a result of the Confederate Army using his farm for resources. The four documents filed by Edmondson state that the Confederate Army confiscated various goods and livestock from his farm in Knox County, Tenn. between October 25, 1862 and December 3, 1863. Edmondson, as well as two friends – J. M. Murphy and J. W. Fraker – signed these claims. Witnesses for the claims include Elizabeth C. Edmondson and Mary E. Edmondson – Edmonson's two daughter-in-laws. These claims state that Confederate soldiers under the command of General Braxton Bragg and James Longstreet commandeered a total of: 150 bushels of corn, 200 dozen sheaves of oats, 3,000 pounds of hay, 45 bushels of wheat, 25 bushels of apples, 8 heads of hogs, 1 five-year-old sorrel mare, as well as various other items. Edmondson was appropriated $865.50 by a bill of the Senate and House of Representatives.

Claim I: Claim for Commissary Supplies for a total value of $150.00 paid to Edmondson by the State of Tennessee, Knox County.

Claim II: Claim for Damages for a total value of $25.00 paid to Edmondson by the State of Tennessee, Knox County.

Claim III: Claim for Quartermaster Stores for a total value of $302.50 paid to Edmondson by the State of Tennessee, Knox County.

Claim IV: Claim for Quartermaster Stores for a total value of $140.00 paid to Edmondson by the State of Tennessee, Knox County.

Dates

  • 1868 June 1

Language

This material is in English.

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection includes four claims filed by John Baxter Edmondson on June 1, 1868 for compensation as a result of the Confederate Army using his Knox County, Tenn. farm for resources.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Baxter Edmondson, the son of John and Esther Anderson Edmondson, was known to have been in Knox County by the summer of 1796. John and Esther Edmondson were early settlers of the Grassy Valley area in the Murphy Road/Tazwell Pike area.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480