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.
Toning, light soiling and some fold repairs.
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