Daily Archives: January 19, 2021

HUMANITY IS ON THE EVE OF A GREAT CHANGE

Looking at the last few decades, humanity is on the eve of a great change. Humankind has had fantastic achievements that we have brought under our control. For instance, famine, contagious diseases, sanitation, Hygiene, antibiotics, and the creation of other   Antimicrobial Medicines. Humanity seems to be dying from the products they have created to consume and use along with slowly systematically poisoned for profit. At the same time, we are destroying more ecosystems and animals into extinction. The new power that we have is creating a pathway to transform us into our very own extinction. It seems that humans are undermining their very own existence. This greed is also creating alarming gene mutations and in the near future, we may not even be able to recognize a true human genome.    

The American health is an incredible journey where we always have had that need to be opening that window of discovery not just into humanity’s past, but also onto our future.

There is something really big and puzzling happening. We are currently living in the most advanced era in human history with more medical breakthroughs than ever before but we seem to be the sickest.

There is enormous power within our government, religion, politicians, corporations, the media, and the 1% elite idealists in our world. Yes, the scientists and researchers are creating but the reality is the money behind them is paving the way. The funding behind the research is not always truthful and the data effectively influenced to benefit the funding party.  

 In this book, I have done an intensive job of investigative work where you will learn the current profit environment in the many aspects of the American healthcare industry, the Food Industry, and the Chemical industry. This is not only currently harmful to us but for future generations to come.

You will also learn how Americans deliberately are Being Poisoned for Profit and perhaps finally be able to see the Price Tag Stapled to our ears. We are just disposable pawns in their game of chess. 

 The industry for profit over people is mean, nasty, greedy, and sinister. Everything I feared is true.

There is a war raging against humanity and our earth.  We have been passively indoctrinated and so utterly pre-programmed that we do not ask the questions that need to ask. We have laid our trust completely in those in power or someone with a title behind their name. People conditioned blindly believing in things simply because enough people assured us it was true. Infectious diseases have been irradiated but chronic diseases are the new black plague of our modern time. This book is profoundly personal as it represents a mission brimming with meaning.  As I reflect on extraordinary truths about our nation’s health history, current, and future, I also offer you wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. We must stop the atrocities if we want to become a healthier nation in the future. We must stop the atrocities if we want the human race to survive. I hope my voice and advocacy will continue to help lead the way and this book will make changes for current and future generations to come. No, I simply do not have all the answers but I have written plenty in this book to make you start questioning EVERYTHING.

What you are about to discover is terrifying.

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Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your ThyroidThe Ultimate guide to healing hypothyroidism and  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way. You can find all these books on Amazon.   This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

Thehypothyroidismchick.com is dedicated to covering health and science news that matters most to our generation. We cover a wide range of stories, but ultimately we are driven by two core values: first, to contribute to our readers’ understanding of what is a very complex and constantly changing field of information, and second, to keep in mind the ultimate “smell test” — we want our stories to be the kind of things you talk about at a bar with your friends. Thehypothyroidismchick.com determines coverage based on relevance, clinical significance, and editorial integrity. We give no priority to commercial considerations, and will always clearly distinguish between factual content, commentary, and opinions to avoid misleading readers with institutional propaganda. and speculation.

Disclaimer

The information and recipes contained in blog is based upon the research and the personal experiences of the author. It’s for entertainment purposes only. Every attempt has been made to provide accurate, up to date and reliable information. No warranties of any kind are expressed or implied. Readers acknowledge that the author is not engaging in the rendering of legal, financial, medical or professional advice. By reading this blog, the reader agrees that under no circumstance the author is not responsible for any loss, direct or indirect, which are incurred by using this information contained within this blog. Including but not limited to errors, omissions or inaccuracies. This blog is not intended as replacements from what your health care provider has suggested.  The author is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations or procedures discussed in this blog. All matters pertaining to your health should be supervised by a health care professional. I am not a doctor, or a medical professional. This blog is designed for as an educational and entertainment tool only. Please always check with your health practitioner before taking any vitamins, supplements, or herbs, as they may have side-effects, especially when combined with medications, alcohol, or other vitamins or supplements.  Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek.  I hope this blog will teach and encourage you to take leaps in your life to educate yourself for a happier & healthier life. You have to take ownership of your health.

The views and services offered by Thehypothyroidismismchick.com are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical service, but as an alternative for those who are seeking solutions for better health. We do not claim to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease, but simply help you make physical and mental changes in your own body in order to help your body heal itself. Keep in mind that results may vary, and if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or have a serious condition, you should consult a physician or other appropriate medical professional prior to using any products or information on this site. Thehypothyroidisimchick.com assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms. Our full disclosure, terms of use, and privacy policy.

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of the writer. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.

This site is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice, legal advice, or professional services. If you feel that you have a medical problem, you should seek the advice of your physician or health care practitioner. For additional information please see Our full disclosure, terms of use, and privacy policy.

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Genocide: The American Way

Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States (U.S). There are 251,000 deaths annually. Only 2% those who suffer from medical malpractice ever file claims for compensation this can come from incorrect dosages, misreading or ignoring laboratory results, unnecessary surgery, surgical errors or wrong-site surgery, the wrong diagnosis, improper medication or dosage, poor follow-up or aftercare, premature discharge or even disregarding or not reading about the patient medical history.  According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,’ their annual report states that American households spent $980 billion on health care in 2017, which works out to more than $3,200 per person. This does not include other out of pocket expenses such as medications or other procedures that need performing.  

The United States spends more on health care than any other country in the world. Per capita, the U.S. spent $9,403. That is nearly double, what the other countries like Canada, Germany, Australia, the U.K., Japan, Sweden, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Denmark have spent.

According to the researchers at the Harvard Chan School, which makes the U.S. costlier than other countries could be the inflated prices across the board.

Example: Here in the U.S., medications are more expensive. Doctors make more money. Hospital services and diagnostic tests cost more.  

Hospitals are not like businesses; They ARE a business.

Hospitals are no different. They are a health care institution that provides patients with various treatments. They must have a workable business model in place just like any functioning, successful American business; they must create a feasible business model plan that works to create and generate revenue along with making a profit from the institution operations by full filling a need within the marketplace. So how will they create a need in the marketplace? They do not have to because they are merely offering a supply and demand service. Others supply the means as in sickness and the demand for them appears created.    

Our current health care system focuses on symptoms rather than the root cause. Our current health care system should start focusing on what are the chronic condition indicators. What is causing these chronic conditions? Why in certain demographics they are sicker than others are?

For example, cancer cluster areas. The behavior habits of people do have a major impact on their very own health. Nonetheless, since Americans are slowly poisoned for profit then we need to figure out what preventive health steps that we must take to help heal not just “treat”.   

What if you discovered there are multiple cures for cancer and natural remedies to heal but it is deliberately suppressed since cancer is worth $160 billion per year profit for the industry?

Would you be outraged? You should be.  

Do you want to read more? Click on the link below and order my book.

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Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your ThyroidThe Ultimate guide to healing hypothyroidism and  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way. You can find all these books on Amazon.   This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

Thehypothyroidismchick.com is dedicated to covering health and science news that matters most to our generation. We cover a wide range of stories, but ultimately we are driven by two core values: first, to contribute to our readers’ understanding of what is a very complex and constantly changing field of information, and second, to keep in mind the ultimate “smell test” — we want our stories to be the kind of things you talk about at a bar with your friends. Thehypothyroidismchick.com determines coverage based on relevance, clinical significance, and editorial integrity. We give no priority to commercial considerations, and will always clearly distinguish between factual content, commentary, and opinions to avoid misleading readers with institutional propaganda. and speculation.

Disclaimer

The information and recipes contained in blog is based upon the research and the personal experiences of the author. It’s for entertainment purposes only. Every attempt has been made to provide accurate, up to date and reliable information. No warranties of any kind are expressed or implied. Readers acknowledge that the author is not engaging in the rendering of legal, financial, medical or professional advice. By reading this blog, the reader agrees that under no circumstance the author is not responsible for any loss, direct or indirect, which are incurred by using this information contained within this blog. Including but not limited to errors, omissions or inaccuracies. This blog is not intended as replacements from what your health care provider has suggested.  The author is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations or procedures discussed in this blog. All matters pertaining to your health should be supervised by a health care professional. I am not a doctor, or a medical professional. This blog is designed for as an educational and entertainment tool only. Please always check with your health practitioner before taking any vitamins, supplements, or herbs, as they may have side-effects, especially when combined with medications, alcohol, or other vitamins or supplements.  Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek.  I hope this blog will teach and encourage you to take leaps in your life to educate yourself for a happier & healthier life. You have to take ownership of your health.

The views and services offered by Thehypothyroidismismchick.com are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical service, but as an alternative for those who are seeking solutions for better health. We do not claim to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease, but simply help you make physical and mental changes in your own body in order to help your body heal itself. Keep in mind that results may vary, and if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or have a serious condition, you should consult a physician or other appropriate medical professional prior to using any products or information on this site. Thehypothyroidisimchick.com assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms. Our full disclosure, terms of use, and privacy policy.

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of the writer. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.

This site is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice, legal advice, or professional services. If you feel that you have a medical problem, you should seek the advice of your physician or health care practitioner. For additional information please see Our full disclosure, terms of use, and privacy policy.

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45th POTUS States His Final Proclamation, Urges Americans to Fight for the Unborn: They’re ‘Made in the Holy Image of God’

Donald Trump, Trump is the most admired man in America in 2020

President Trump over the weekend urged Americans to “continue speaking out for those who have no voice” by defending the lives of the unborn, saying “every person is made in the holy image of God.”

Trump, in his final National Sanctity of Human Life Day proclamation, said every person – “born or unborn” – is “worthy of respect, protection, and care.”

National Sanctity of Human Life Day is observed this year on Jan. 22, the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

“Since the beginning, my Administration has been dedicated to lifting up every American, and that starts with protecting the rights of the most vulnerable in our society — the unborn,” the proclamation says. “On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we promise to continue speaking out for those who have no voice. We vow to celebrate and support every heroic mother who chooses life. And we resolve to defend the lives of every innocent and unborn child, each of whom can bring unbelievable love, joy, beauty, and grace into our Nation and the entire world.”

Trump’s proclamation laments the “constitutionally flawed” Roe v. Wade decision, which it says “has resulted in the loss of more than 50 million innocent lives.” The proclamation also celebrates a decline in support for abortion according to public polls.

“But strong mothers, courageous students, and incredible community members and people of faith are leading a powerful movement to awaken America’s conscience and restore the belief that every life is worthy of respect, protection, and care,” the proclamation says. “Because of the devotion of countless pro-life pioneers, the call for every person to recognize the sanctity of life is resounding more loudly in America than ever before. Over the last decade, the rate of abortions has steadily decreased, and today, more than three out of every four Americans support restrictions on abortion.

“… Today, I call on the Congress to join me in protecting and defending the dignity of every human life, including those not yet born. I call on the American people to continue to care for women in unexpected pregnancies and to support adoption and foster care in a more meaningful way, so every child can have a loving home. And finally, I ask every citizen of this great Nation to listen to the sound of silence caused by a generation lost to us, and then to raise their voices for all affected by abortion, both seen and unseen.”

The proclamation also lists the Trump administration’s accomplishments in defending the unborn, including his appointment of federal judges and his recently signed “Executive Order on Protecting Vulnerable Newborn and Infant Children.”

“Since my first day in office, I have taken historic action to protect innocent lives at home and abroad,” the proclamation says. “I reinstituted and strengthened President Ronald Reagan’s Mexico City Policy, issued a landmark pro-life rule to govern the use of Title Ten taxpayer funding, and took action to protect the conscience rights of doctors, nurses, and organizations like the Little Sisters of the Poor. My Administration has protected the vital role of faith-based adoption. At the United Nations, I made clear that global bureaucrats have no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that protect innocent life. Just a few months ago, our Nation also joined 32 other countries in signing the Geneva Consensus Declaration, which bolsters global efforts to provide better healthcare to women, protect all human life, and strengthen families.”

By “restoring a culture of respect for the sacredness of life,” Trump says in the proclamation, America can solve “our country’s most pressing problems.”

“When each person is treated as a beloved child of God, individuals can reach their full potential, communities will flourish, and America will be a place of even greater hope and freedom,” it says.

Read the full proclamation here.

Audrey Childers is a published author, blogger, freelance journalist and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She is also the creator and founder of the website the hypothyroidismchick.com. Where you can find great tips on everyday living with hypothyroidism. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. She is the published author of : A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty, Reset your ThyroidThe Ultimate guide to healing hypothyroidism and  A survivors cookbook guide to kicking hypothyroidism booty: the slow cooker way. You can find all these books on Amazon.   This blog may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

Thehypothyroidismchick.com is dedicated to covering health and science news that matters most to our generation. We cover a wide range of stories, but ultimately we are driven by two core values: first, to contribute to our readers’ understanding of what is a very complex and constantly changing field of information, and second, to keep in mind the ultimate “smell test” — we want our stories to be the kind of things you talk about at a bar with your friends. Thehypothyroidismchick.com determines coverage based on relevance, clinical significance, and editorial integrity. We give no priority to commercial considerations, and will always clearly distinguish between factual content, commentary, and opinions to avoid misleading readers with institutional propaganda. and speculation.

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The information and recipes contained in blog is based upon the research and the personal experiences of the author. It’s for entertainment purposes only. Every attempt has been made to provide accurate, up to date and reliable information. No warranties of any kind are expressed or implied. Readers acknowledge that the author is not engaging in the rendering of legal, financial, medical or professional advice. By reading this blog, the reader agrees that under no circumstance the author is not responsible for any loss, direct or indirect, which are incurred by using this information contained within this blog. Including but not limited to errors, omissions or inaccuracies. This blog is not intended as replacements from what your health care provider has suggested.  The author is not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the suggestions, preparations or procedures discussed in this blog. All matters pertaining to your health should be supervised by a health care professional. I am not a doctor, or a medical professional. This blog is designed for as an educational and entertainment tool only. Please always check with your health practitioner before taking any vitamins, supplements, or herbs, as they may have side-effects, especially when combined with medications, alcohol, or other vitamins or supplements.  Knowledge is power, educate yourself and find the answer to your health care needs. Wisdom is a wonderful thing to seek.  I hope this blog will teach and encourage you to take leaps in your life to educate yourself for a happier & healthier life. You have to take ownership of your health.

The views and services offered by Thehypothyroidismismchick.com are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical service, but as an alternative for those who are seeking solutions for better health. We do not claim to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease, but simply help you make physical and mental changes in your own body in order to help your body heal itself. Keep in mind that results may vary, and if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medications, or have a serious condition, you should consult a physician or other appropriate medical professional prior to using any products or information on this site. Thehypothyroidisimchick.com assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms. Our full disclosure, terms of use, and privacy policy.

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of the writer. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.

This site is designed for educational purposes only and is not engaged in rendering medical advice, legal advice, or professional services. If you feel that you have a medical problem, you should seek the advice of your physician or health care practitioner. For additional information please see Our full disclosure, terms of use, and privacy policy.

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The Southern Claims Commission

The Southern Claims Commission (SCC) was an organization of the executive branch of the United States government from 1871 to 1880, created under President Ulysses S. Grant. Its purpose was to allow Union sympathizers who had lived in the Southern states during the American Civil War, 1861–1865, to apply for reimbursements for property losses due to U.S. Army confiscations during the war.

Claimants sought compensation for supplies that had been confiscated by or furnished to the U.S. Army during the Civil War.

The Southern Claims Commission was created by Congress on March 3, 1871, to compensate southern Unionists for property appropriated by the Union army during the American Civil War (1861–1865). Although claims for reimbursement had been made since early in the war, many in Congress had resisted authorizing their payment. They feared fraud and dismissed the sincerity of Unionism in the South. Once former Confederate states began to be readmitted to the Union, however, pressure mounted and the law passed. The act required the president to appoint three commissioners to “receive, examine, and consider the justice and validity” of claims for “stores and supplies” taken by the Union army in the Confederate states. The commissioners reported their decisions on each claim to Congress for approval and appropriation. Because the Union presence was so extensive in the state, Virginians submitted 3,197 claims, the second largest number after Tennessee. The claims from Virginia suggest the wide diversity of Unionism in the state during the war. White men often expressed their loyalty by opposing secession, while African Americans sought freedom from slavery and women worked within their traditional gender roles to assist the Union war effort. Over time, the Southern Claims Commission lost support and was seen as divisive. It finished its work in 1880.

During the Civil War, Union armies often foraged for food and supplies, meaning that soldiers appropriated what they needed from people living nearby. Unreliable supply routes by railroad and water encouraged such practices. What started as an informal necessity turned into a tactic of war.

Union soldiers could clean out a family in a matter of days. Godfrey Norton, of Richmond County, in testimony before the Southern Claims Commission after the war, described the “desolation” left by the Union army in May 1864. “Everything we had was swept out in one week,” he said, “and we were left with very little to eat, and what little we had, we divided with some wounded Union soldiers left at a neighbor’s house unprovided for.” After the soldiers had moved on, he continued, “we walked over the cleared part of our farm, and there was scarcely a thing of any value remaining in the place but the buildings. All was desolation.”

Opponents of southern claims tended to dismiss the sincerity of Unionism in the South. They argued that a law authorizing such claims would be used by former Confederates to win reimbursement fraudulently. Or, like Senator John Sherman, a Republican of Ohio, they claimed that southern Unionists amounted to no more than the “indifferent, idle, or old, women and children.” In other words, according to Sherman, these potential claimants were people who were unlikely to have owned property that could have been seized in the first place. Some went further and suggested that the ranks of Unionists consisted primarily of those who had refused to do their duty by fighting for the Confederacy.

The tide only turned in favor of considering southern claims when former Confederate states began to be readmitted to the Union. Their representatives, and especially southern and border-state Republicans, supported claims as a matter of justice for their constituents. Democrats north and south, meanwhile, argued that such a law would promote reconciliation.

The law created an independent, three-member commission. It could hear claims only from “those citizens who remained loyal adherents to the cause and the Government of the United States during the war,” although Congress did not provide the commissioners with a definition of such loyalty. The law also limited consideration to claims for quartermaster and commissary supplies. Finally, all decisions by the commission were subject to congressional approval.

With these parameters in place, lawmakers left it up to the commission’s three presidentially appointed members—Asa Owen Aldis, of Vermont (president); Orange Ferriss, of New York; and James B. Howell, of Iowa—to create the rules by which they would hear and decide on claims. They adopted fairly rigorous standards of operation, largely as a means of preventing fraudulent claims from former Confederates. To win an award, for instance, claimants were required to prove two points: first, that they had been loyal to the Union for the entire length of the war, and second, that their property had been appropriated by proper military authorities. The commissioners defined residency in a Confederate state during the war as “prima facie evidence of disloyalty” and required all claimants to prove otherwise. They also interpreted the law to limit compensation to medical, engineering, and food supplies. Claims for damage to buildings would be barred. The commission’s strict approach disappointed many who had hoped to compensate southerners for a wider variety of claims, and it frustrated those who had favored more lenient definitions of loyalty.

All claims generally required witness corroboration. For claims of more than $10,000, the commissioners favored in-person testimony, while for claims of less than $10,000, they designed a set of questions, called “Standing Interrogatories,” to be put to claimants and witnesses. Questions about military service, financial holdings, business dealings, and personal relationships were designed to elicit a detailed picture of a person’s experiences and loyalties during the war. The commissioners appointed local men throughout the South to distribute these interrogatories and hear testimony, with the resulting depositions being forwarded to Washington, D.C. From there, the commissioners could order further investigation and, on occasion, even travel to interview claimants personally. They required that any decision to approve a claim be unanimous. And at the end of every year they submitted all approved claims to the House of Representatives, which rarely overturned a decision.

From 1871 to 1880, southerners submitted 22,298 claims. Because many were not accompanied by any evidence (i.e., oral testimony or the completion of the interrogatories), only 16,995 claims were officially considered. Of these, 7,409, or about 44 percent, were approved for a total of $4,636,920.69.

When the commissioners composed their first set of interrogatories, they seemed to be guided by a rather narrow vision of southern Unionists: those who had opposed secession both at the ballot box and on the battlefield. But when they first began to hear testimony, the commissioners found themselves confronted with many southerners who did not fit this model, including many white men but also white women and African Americans. The commissioners likely had not imagined white female southerners or black southerners as loyal citizens or, for that matter, expected them to have owned much property. However, many white women had inherited property from their fathers or their husbands, and many former slaves had accumulated property by hiring themselves out or by working for themselves after hours.

As such, the records of the Southern Claims Commission reveal many different kinds of Unionists and a variety of ways in which Virginians, in particular, expressed their understandings of loyalty. White claimants, for instance, generally presented themselves as anti-secessionist.

Between 3 March 1871 and 3 March 1873, Southerners filed 22,298 claims before the Southern Claims Commission 
(SCC) based on the fact they were loyal to the Union during the Civil War;  had quartermaster stores or supplies 
taken by or furnished to the Union Army during the rebellion. 
Southern Loyalists made 22,298 claims for property losses totaling $60,258,150.44. However, only 7,092 claims 
(32%) were approved for settlements totaling $4,636,920.69. Each claimant sought to prove their loyalty and loss 
through the testimony of others. The paper trail created by the claimants and the people who came forward to 
testify, for or against a claimant, provide a wealth of information about individuals living in the South during 
the Civil War.

#8453. Claim of Eli Norton, of Laurel Hill, Richmond County, North Carolina
1 Bay horse $125; 17 chickens $4; 10 lbs lard $2; 2 bu. corn, $3; 1 bu pease, $2; 2 bu potatoes $1; 3 pr pants $3; 
2 pr stockings; 1 comb; 1 looking glass; 1 sadle $4; 1 bridle $4; 2 gals sirup $1.50. Total $148.90

Remarks: This Claimant resided in Richmond County, North Carolina throughout the War. He says he was a Union man, 
and that is about all the proof of the fact derived from his own testimony. He lived in peace, and was neither 
molested, injured nor threatened on account of his Unionism. He had two sons in the confederate army, William Norton 
and Darling Norton, and several nephews. He calls three witnesses to prove his loyalty; John C. Norton, thirty-three 
years of age, who swears he has known the claimant thirty years; Hiram Norton, twenty-three years of age, who says 
"he has known Eli Norton ever since he knew anybody;" and Darling Norton, aged twenty seven years, who says he has 
know the claimant, Eli Norton ever since he has known anybody. Nobody tells us the relationship of these witnesses 
to the claimant. Darling is probably his confederate soldier son; the others probably sons or nephews. If the 
claimant was really a loyal adherent to the cause of the Government of the United States during the war, it seems 
incredible that he would rely upon his kinsmen alone to prove his loyalty. We are not satisfied with the proofs 
of loyalty, and reject the claim.

It takes a lot of food, supplies, and horse-power to keep an army on the move. During the Civil War, it was customary 
for soldiers to show up at someone's farm or residence and requisition whatever their regiment needed.

In 1864, the U.S. government started to officially recognize claims by its citizens for reimbursement of these necessities. 
Yet it was not until 1871, six years after the Civil War ended, and after public emotions about the war had calmed, that 
the government decided to do something to address the considerable number of requests from all its citizens, including 
those in the south. 

Through an act of Congress on March 3, 1871, the Southern Claims Commission, also known as the Commissioners of Claims, 
was created. Three commissioners, appointed by the president, were compelled to "receive, examine, and consider the 
claims of those citizens who remained loyal adherents to the cause and the government of the United States during the 
war, for stores or supplies taken or furnished during the rebellion."

Many claims were quickly dismissed. They can be found in a publication entitled Barred and Disallowed Case Files. The 
rest are collected by state under the title of Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims 1871-1880. Often, those 
loyal to the Union who provisioned the troops were ultimately denied reparations, even though their claims for 
compensation were approved.
Claim #664. Godfrey Norton, of Laurel Hill, Richmond County, North Carolina

2 clay-bank horses $100; 1 2-horse wagon & harness $125; 1 2-horse wagon & harness $150; 1 buggy and harness $150; 
125 bu corn$187.50; 500 lb. forage $22.50; 10 bu pease $15; 5 bu oats $5; 1,000 lb bacon $180; 100 lb. lard $20; 
5 bu sweet potatoes $3.75; 1 set knives and forks $2; 2 pairs pants, 2 shirts, 1 coat, 1 vest $22; 1 barrel flour $9; 
20 chickens $5; 100 old bank-bills $110. Total $1106.75

Remarks: The claimant swears to loyal sentiments and sympathies; says he was conscripted in 1863, and hired a substitute 
to serve in the rebel army, and that in 1864 he enlisted under a proclamation of the governor and served some six weeks 
and then got a furlough, and did not return. Three or four witnesses swear to loyalty of claimant in general terms, but 
never mention that he furnished a substitute or served in person in the rebel army, which indicate how unreliable and 
worthless the testimony of witnesses to loyalty frequently is, and how averse many of our special commissioners seem 
to putting questions that would draw out testimony injurious to claimant. We regard the acts of claimants as inconsistent 
with the character of a loyal man, and therefore reject the claim. Source: Digest of Disallowed Claims

The Southern Claims Commission faced increasing opposition over the course of its ten years of operation. Former Confederates condemned claimants as nothing more than traitors. 

Republicans responded by warning of “rebel raids” on the federal treasury, and in 1876 they reported that Democrats were threatening to pay claims to former Confederates if they won the presidency that autumn.

Democrats won control of Congress in 1878, and although they were not united enough to end the commission, they did refuse to appropriate salaries to the commissioners and their investigators and clerks. Fatigue with Reconstruction policies had long set in, and many of the original arguments against claims were resurrected by northern and western Republicans. In Thomas Nast’s popular editorial cartoons, which appeared in Harper’s Weekly, the phrase “southern claims” came to signify defrauding the government, while the New York Times, in 1879, complained that “the men who now claim to have been loyal” were once “the skulkers and the sneaks.” “Why,” the paper asked, “should the sincere rebels of the South wish to see the country—themselves as well as the people of the North—taxed to put money in these men’s purses?”

At the end of the Civil War, distinctions between loyal and disloyal citizens had served a political purpose, with many believing that the former would make better citizens. By the 1870s, however, this argument no longer prevailed. In order to do their jobs, commissioners were required to focus on the divisive details of wartime loyalties, which, some argued, prevented the reconciliation of white southerners and white northerners. Even many Republicans came to see Unionists and their attempts at reimbursement as impeding the establishment of workable, republican governments in the South.

The Southern Claims Commission finished its work in March 1880, and the end came just in time. The political will to sustain the continued payment of claims had nearly disappeared.

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Further Reading

Grimsley, Mark. The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy toward Southern Civilians, 1861–1865. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1995.Klingberg, Frank W. The Southern Claims Commission. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1955.Lee, Susanna Michele. Claiming the Union: Citizenship in the Post–Civil War South. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014.

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Time Line

  • July 18, 1862 – Union general John Pope issues General Orders No. 5, directing the Army of Virginia to “subsist upon the country.” His General Orders No. 7 hold Confederate civilians who live near the sites of guerrilla attacks responsible for damages. Confederates perceive these orders to be violations of the tradition of honorable warfare.
  • July 4, 1864 – The U.S. Congress passes a law limiting the payment of claims for compensation for the destruction of Union armies to residents of non-Confederate states.
  • July 14, 1864 – Via a letter to Henry W. Halleck, Union general Ulysses S. Grant orders General David Hunter to lay waste to the Shenandoah Valley.
  • January 30, 1866 – The U.S. House of Representatives resolves that its Committee of Claims reject all claims for compensation for the destruction of Union armies originating in former Confederate states.
  • March 3, 1871 – The U.S. Congress passes a law establishing the Southern Claims Commission, an independent body charged with hearing claims of southern Unionists for compensation for the destruction of Union armies during the Civil War.
  • 1873 – Senator Robert M. T. Hunter, a Democrat of Virginia, argues that the federal government ought to reimburse former owners for the loss of their freed slaves.
  • Autumn 1876 – Democrats reportedly threaten to pay large claims to former Confederates for damage done by Union armies during the Civil War if they win the presidential election.
  • 1878 – Democrats in Congress refuse to appropriate money to pay employees of the Southern Claims Commission.
  • February 3, 1879 – The New York Times turns against southern Unionists seeking claims for damage done by Union armies, calling them “skulkers” and “sneaks.”
  • March 1880 – The Southern Claims Commission, established in 1871 to hear the claims of southern Unionists for damage done by Union armies during the Civil War, completes its work.