Nevada Civil War Claims: Legislative Reports, 1888-1900


This excellent resource book contains facsimile reprints of legislative reports submitted to the Senate and the House of Representatives for Nevada Civil War claims between April 16, 1888 and May 16, 1900. The reports are a goldmine of information, liberally peppered with the names of persons and places. Reports are written in a narrative style and offer a richly detailed explanation of conditions and events related to "the suppression of the rebellion." Reports concern: persons reimbursed for money expended during "the Indian war in 1860 in what was then western Utah, now Nevada;" claims of the state of Nevada "for the general defense and in furnishing troops to the United States during the suppression of the war of the rebellion, and for guarding the overland mail and emigrant route between the Missouri River and California, and for suppressing Indian hostilities;" money expended by California, Oregon, and Nevada "to assist in guarding the overland mail and emigrant routes, in preventing Indian outbreaks in the States, and to aid the United States in various ways during the war of the rebellion;" and war claims of California, Oregon, and Nevada-"the larger portions of the claims of these States are for extra pay and bounty paid by them during the war of the rebellion." Numerous tables and lists are included in these reports.

Diane E Greene, AG

(1888-1900), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, 486 pp.

ISBN: 9781585499564