National War Claim Agency, Burlington, Iowa, 1861

Sweny, George; John L. Waite

Publication Date: 1862
Condition: Very Good
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broadsheet 10 1/2" x 8" framed. Congress enacted a law protecting widows and descendents who would die or be killed in the Civil War. This also included distribution of bounties. It would appear these claims were coordinated with the Soldiers Friend organization. The organizers in Iowa were leading citiziens in Burlington, Iowa. George Sweny was a major real estate invester and John L. Waite was a leading journalist in the city. No copies found in OCLC, Among those given for personal reference was Gen. Fitz Henry Warren raised the 1st Regiment of Iowa Volunteer Cavalry and had a command in Missouri under General Samuel R. Curtis. Also both Iowa Senators are sponsors. The Soldier's Friend is found only at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and the Ohio Newspaper project. Bookseller Inventory # 016502

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Title: National War Claim Agency, Burlington, Iowa,...

Publication Date: 1862

Book Condition:Very Good

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