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.