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Malinda Harmon Relief Act

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3583
Abstract

The U.S. Senate and House passed this act, giving Malinda Harmon almost $5000 in order to keep her land. Her husband, Jacob Harmon, and two of her sons had been caught by Confederate forces after burning a bridge for the Union Army at Lick Creek on November 8-9, 1861. They had acquired a debt in order to hire a lawyer, but were found guilty and hanged, leaving Malinda with five children and a mortgage.

Dates: 1871 January 21

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  • Language: English X
  • Subject: Tennessee, East -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. X
  • Subject: Lick Creek Bridge (Blue Springs, T.N.) X