Bill to Pay Confederates for Side Arms
January 11, 1902
The House introduces a bill to repay ex-Confederate soldiers for any wartime property confiscated by General Lee at the end of the war.
Washington, Jan 8.-- A bill of much interest to ex-Confederate soldiers was favorably acted upon by the house committee on war claims. It provides for paying former Confederate soldiers for horses, bridles, saddles and side arms, taken from them in violation of the terms of surrender made by General Lee and Johnston with Generals Grant and Sherman. The bill was introduced by Representative Padgett, of Tennessee.
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