• Mississippi Man Seeks Reimbursement from Sherman's Vicksburg to Meridian Raids

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    14 x 16 ¾ J.M. Duncan of Scott County, Mississippi, possibly John M. Duncan, who was a Republican candidate for Congress, seeks reimbursement for items taken by Gen. William T. Sherman’s U.S. troops during the raids from Vicksburg to Meridian.  Duncan’s claim, dated September 15, 1871, lists the items as horse, mule, corn, fodder, bacon, pork syrup, saddle, pair of saddle bags, totaling $770.  Signed by Duncan and others, including W.J. Gilmer (research shows he was a school director), J.E. Owens, C.E. Gilmer, E.W. Lathan, W.T. Thrash, J.M. Morgan. A.D. Lathan, Mrs. M.E. Duncan.

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