1 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) French--Missouri--History.

  1. French and American Claims Commission records, 1861-1884

    7,000 items. 21 containers. 8.4 linear feet. -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


    Commission established in 1880 by a treaty between the governments of France and the United States to resolve outstanding claims by French citizens residing in the United States for property confiscated or destroyed during the Civil War. Correspondence, petitions, inventories, depositions, lists, certificates, and receipts. Includes material relating to the Union Army's western offensive and occupation of New Orleans and to protests by French residents of Bagdad, Mexico, a settlement attacked and pillaged by U.S. Army soldiers in January 1866.