Valley of the Shadow
The Aftermath
Spring 1865–Fall 1870

Memory of War

Search the Chambersburg Claims

After the war Pennsylvania established a claims commission to review petitions for reimbursement for damages sustained during the war by communities along the border. A great majority of the claims came from Franklin County, largely because of the burning of Chamberburg. This database is a searchable set of the 594 Chambersburg claims.


Search the 1890 Veterans’ Census

The 1890 U.S. Veterans Census Database allows users to search for information about veterans and widows from Augusta County, Virginia, and Franklin County, Pennsylvania, who were living in the two counties in 1890. Users may search by name, residence, rank during the war, regiment, and other criteria.