They took a mule.

by Lisa Y. Henderson

John Chavers filed claim #17736 with the Southern Claims Commission.  Chavers, age 72, a farmer, lived in Richmond County near Rockingham.  He was born in Brunswick County. The Union took a mule, corn, bacon and tobacco from him in 1865.

Harrett Jacobs, age about 30, corroborated the theft of Chavers’ property.

Allowed: $145.00.