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  Report of H. J. Strickler, Commissioner to Audit Claims of Citizens of the Territory of Kansas
Author: Strickler, Hiram Jackson
Date: 1859

Absalom White filed claim #246 for the loss of an arm as a result of being struck by a bullet at a battle with southerners near the H. T. Titus [probably Hency C.] home in Douglas County. The arm was subsequently amputated. The claim was not allowed on the grounds that White was "engaged in rebellion and making unwarranted attack on the person and property of a private citizen." Each claimant had to submit an itemized list and have two witnesses attest to the losses claimed. Even though many of these claims were approved for payment, no funds were ever appropriated or distributed.

Location of Original: KSHS Call Number: 328.7304/Un3/Serial Number 1017
Item Number: 101198 Number of images: 2
Keywords: Damage claims; Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Fort Titus, Battle of; Strickler, Hiram Jackson; Titus, Henry Theodore; Violence; White, Absalom

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