I did not furnish them with anything.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

Hugh Oxendine filed claim #21330 with the Southern Claims Commission.  He was 42 years old and lived in the Scuffleton area of Roberson County, where he owned 82 acres.  Perhaps 25-30 acres were under cultivation.

“I had one or two cousins that was employed as cooks in the confederate army, I did not furnish them with anything.”

Seven soldiers took a mare from his farm in March 1865.

Neill Revels, age 44, testified on Oxendine’s behalf.  He had known him 25 years and lived about 6 or 7 miles away.

John W. Oxendine, age 18, Hugh’s son, also testified, as did his wife, Eliza Oxendine, age 30.  She stated that the soldiers asked her where the houses where. “I told them the man of the house had rode off they asked me where to I told them that I did not know they then went in the house took a coat a watch and some tobacco. They then went off to my brother in law about 1/2 or 3/4 miles off.”