Re: New Addition to my site...
I can't remember the title of the book that was in our research section of the main library and may have been moved to our new Genealogy Library but it has a list of all claims made against the US during the time Jackson and his troops were here the first time and then later when he became Governor. Ironic that the US pretty much honored these and did pay out but it sure didn't give the time of day to the 'Native' claims when it removed them bodily. I think I read where only a few were denied but Jos. E. Caro was given money for the loss of a horse, chickens and a few other things.
This 'claim' honoring was a good way to win some brownie points with the 'new' US citizens who were former Spanish Territorial citizens. During the WBTS, wasn't it Lee's policy or was it Davis, to not take from the civilian population when they were in an area? I think we've seen evidence the US had reversed itself on that even before Billy Sherman went for a ride. Matter of fact, is it true that the US didn't bother with this stuff til it went to war and bombed Germany and then rebuilt it ---twice?
Union troops used one of the oldest churches in Florida as a stable. They pretty much trashed the place and there were 3 former rectors buried under the floor the horses were on. When they left, they didn't even bother to clean the manure that was stuck to the pine floors. The US never paid for that mess either.