Statement of Losses - William H. Taylor - Dixon's Island Charleston County South Carolina SC

Dixon's Island Plantation
Dixon's Island – Charleston County, South Carolina

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Statement of Losses is a partial collection of claims filed primarily by Lowcountry planters between 1862 and 1864. In these claims, the planters testified to losses they sustained during the initial years of the war, regardless of whose army was responsible. Testimonies were solicited by the State of South Carolina. It was assumed at the time that the war would end quickly, that it would end in the South's favor, and that all property would be subsequently restored. Please click here to learn more about the collection and our transcriptions.

William H. Taylor's oath regarding Dixon's Island appears in the second book of the collection, on pages 86-146.

The State of South Carolina
Charleston District

Personally appeared before me
William H. Taylor & made Oath that all of the build:
:ings on his Plantation known as Dixon's Island a
small Island adjacent to James Island were
destroyed by the Enemy in June last during the
time that they occupied a portion of James Island
& that said buildings consisting of a Dwelling
House, Kitchen, Corn House & Dairy were worth
to this Deponent at least the sum of One
Thousand Dollars – Deponent further swears
that upon his said Plantation or Island were
three head of cattle which he was prohibited
from removing by the order of the General in
command of James Island assigning as a
reason that they would be wanted for the use
of the troops under his command, that he has
made frequent application to the military au:
:thorities for payment for said cattle, but up to
the present time has received no satisfaction
whatever so that they also have been a total loss
to this deponent – that at the rate such cattle
were then selling they would have been worth
at least One Hundred and Sixty five Dollars
Deponent therefore estimates his entire loss
at Eleven Hundred and Sixty five Dollars &
prays relief –

Sworn to before me
this 3rd Jany 1863
M. E. Rivers

Wm H. Taylor

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