Memorandum of Losses to Federal Troops, 1861-1863

Title: Memorandum of Losses to Federal Troops, 1861-1863
Alternate title: Damage Claim to Federal Government of Daniel A. DeWitt During the Civil War
Creator: Daniel A. DeWitt
Description: This table, written between 1861 and 1863, summarizes property losses sustained by Daniel A. DeWitt of Jackson County, Missouri during the war. Raided six times, DeWitt kept a careful record of each item lost to Union forces, listing its description and value and the name of the commanding officer responsible for the raid. Clothing, horses, livestock, farm equipment, and crops were among the items taken; the final raid, including the loss of “house and contents,” occurred on August 25, 1863 when DeWitt’s farm was burned out.
Date original: 1861-1863
Owning organization: Jackson County Historical Society
Document Type: document
Publication Statement: General Collections, Box 69.00: Folder 5
Organization location: For more information on using this image, contact the Jackson County Historical Society at: P.O. Box 4241, Independence, MO 64051-4241, Phone: (816) 252-7454, E-mail: Publication, commercial use, or reproduction of this image or the accompanying data requires prior written permission from the Jackson County Historical Society. Use of this image also requires that credit be given to the Jackson County Historical Society.
Page Type: Digital Repository Object
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