The  following was transcribed by Sheila Kell    on July 20, 2010 from True and Accurate Copies of Documents on file with the Indiana State Archives Indiana Commission on Public Records - 6440 E. 30th Street, Indianapolis, IN  46219
These are copies of Microfilm records there was no explanation of the classification system used by the commission so I am transcribing exactly what is on the record. As usual on these transcriptions if I just cannot read the handwriting I use a question mark, spelling is not changed so if you are looking for a name keep that in mind. This record was for those that applied for their claims in Scott County. I will be happy to send a picture of the actual part of the document needed to anyone who wants it.    

What started me on the search for more information on this Commission was this tidbit about it.
In October, 1867, the Vernon Banner carried the following notice:
"For the accomodation of the citizens of Madison and Montgomery Townships, the Commissioners advertised the sitting of the Commission three days, Oct. 10, 11, 12, at Paris.
This was followed by an article in the newspaper of October 17, 1867:

                                                     
"A Trip with the Morgan Raid Commissioners"

"On Thursday morning last, bright and early, a merry party ensconced themselves in one of Reilley & Co.'s commodius hacks and started overland for Paris, the company consisted of Col. McCree, Commissioner; William F. Browning, Clerk of the Commission; Major Bonedrake, attorney for the State; W.C. Prather, and your correspondent. Another vehicle contained Col. S. Vawter and J.W. Summerfield, clerk of the Circuit Court.

"After leaving Vernon, crossing the Muscatatuck at the foot of Jackson Street, we struck was is called the Coffee Creek road, named from a stream that crosses and recorsses it. Leaving Vernon three miles behind, we passed the town of Centerville, It consists of twelve frame houses, a saw-mill, etc.

"Leaving Certerville, we travelled on smooth, level road...Here we took a cross road which leads into the old Paris road at the residence of Col. Malick. The way was uphill and down now until Paris was reached. Our hack drove up to the Jones House where everything was in readiness to receive us, Col. Vawter having been there a week in advance.

" Dinner being called, we sat down to a table groaning with its load of good things. After eating heartily and joking the Commissioners for their fondness for chicken, we repaired to the Good Templar's Hall over the Post Office were our jolly old friend D.M. Hill, had all in readiness for the Commissioners. Court convened and thirty claims were passed on that afternoon.

"The citizens were all pleased with the Interest the Commissioners manifested in them by holding the court at Paris, thereby avoiding the expense of coming to Vernon; and also with Mr. Summerfield for acting as attorney for them without charge. Court convened at nine o'clock Friday morning and passed sixty claims through the day. In the evening, Mr. Pell, minister, delivered a lecture at the church on the "G.A.R." which was well attended.


                                                           ADJUTANT GENERAL OF INDIANA
                                                                MORGAN RAID COMMISSION
                                  CLAIMS MADE FOR LOSSES INCURRED BY MORGAN'S RAID
                                                                                               Location:  A6408
                                                                                       AAIS Number:   010533

After the end of the American Civil War, an effort commenced to recompense Indiana residents who suffered losses during the raid of Confederate cavalry commander General John H. Morgan through southern and southeastern Indiana in July, 1863. A bill to create a commission to investigate claims put to the state introduced before the Indiana General Assembly during its 1867 session failed to pass, but a non-binding consurrent resolution passed recommending the formation of the commission. Governor Conrad Baker, though not bound to act on the resolution, proceeded to create the commission. Baker appointed John I. Morrison, John McCrea and Smith Vawter to be the three commissioners to assemble the claims, along with a staff attorney and clerks. The claims included damages or losses caused by Union Volunteer and militia (Indiana Legion) troops in the course of persuing and resisting Morgan, as well as damages incurred during the Adam Johnson raid scare in 1864.

The claims listed in this volume are arranged by county in the order in which Morgan and his confederate force rode through Indiana, beginning with Harrison County and ending with Dearborn County. A total of $497,399.21 of claims are listed, of which $82,799. 73 were disallowed. A typical claim entry listed the name of the claimant, the item or items lost or damaged, the class of the item (the classification system established by the commission), and the value of the items in question.

Indiana State Archives
October, 1995

Copy of Original
Filed in War Dept  MSA
          by
G.W. Russ
Adjt Gen, Indiana
Dec. 20, 1879

Edmund Chasteen 2 Horses 1 3 225.00 Aug. 20'67
Newton E. Phillips 1     " 2 1 100.00
Moses W. Morrison 2     " ' s 3 1 115.00
Christine C. Bridgewater 1 Mare 4 3 150.00
Levi Cox 1 Horse 5 3 150.00
"           " 1 Mare 6 1 150.00
Stephen A. Chambers 1   " 7 3 125.00
James B. Tull 1   " 8 3 125.00
Jno W Blackford 1 Horse 9 3 175.00
Alex T. Robertson       " 10 3 175.00
Abraham Sweet Corn & c 11 3 183.00
Wm B. Gray 1 Horse 12 3 125.00
Jas R. Summerville 1    " 13 3 140.00
Jas R. Summerville 1    " 14 1 140.00
Jno W. Hamacher 1    " 15 3 125.00
Jos. Whitsitt 1    " 16 1 130.00
Jos Polk 1    " 17 3 150.00
Andw W. Blake 1    "   & c 18 3 270.00
Geo C. Ammons 1    "   & c 19 3 150.00
Jas Kennedy Buggy & c 20 3 140.00
Wm K. Marshal Mare & c 21 3 101.00
Wm R. Sweet     " 22 3 125.00
Harriet Buxton     " 23 3 125.00
Wm H. Chasteen     " 24 1 150.00
Francis A. Sweet     " 25 3 150.00
Wesley Gudgel Revolver & c 26 3  40.00
Michael Swope Corn & c 27 1 330.00
Thos Dryden Horse & c 28 3 235.00
Saml Hennessy     " 29 3 165.00
Ben F. Whitson Mdse 30 3 112.00
Henry Wallace Mare 31 3 135.00
Wm Bussie 2 Horses 32 3 260.25
Jas M Staples Damages & Horse 33 1  95.00
Nick Murphy Horse 34 1 100.00
Jas Seburn Mare 35 1 115.00
 "       " Horse 36 3 125.00
Sarah R. Alexander       Adminx 2 Horses 37 1 300.00
Jas M. Harrod Corn 38 1   35.00
Jas Boles Mare 39 3 125.00
Jno Chasteen    " 40 3 130.00
Nathaniel Chasteen    " 41 3   80.00
Robt J. Gray Horse & c 42 3 185.00
W. M. Chasteen Mare 43 3 125.00
Henry Achenbach    " 44 1 125.00 Aug. 21"67
Hugh Rayner 2 Horse 45 3 175.00
James Middleton 2 Horses 46 3 210.00
Emeline Paxton Hay & c 47 3   54.50
James Blair Horse 48 3   45.00
Sarah Bottorff Buggy & c 49 3   80.00
Wm B. Hutchings Horse 50 1 150.00
Leopol Brown     "   & c 51 3 268.10
John Lishbrook     "   & c 52 3 192.50
Philip C. Miller Mare & c 53 3 287.50
Robt E. Wordel Horse 54 3 100.00
Jas Watt    " 55 1 100.00
Jas A Watson Mare 56 1 140.00
Phelix R. Huston Horse 57 1   93.00
Avy? A. Jackson Mare 58 3   75.00
Geo Sherrer    " 59 3 100.00
Alx Sample 2 Mules 60 3 300.00
Saml B. Hamacker Horse  61 3 125.00
Sample & Cravens Mdse 62 3 400.00
W. H. Rickets Horse 63 3 110.00
Sallie Cochran Corn 64 1   30.00
Levi Bridgewater    "  & c 65 1   47.50
   "         "       Wheat & c 66 3 344.33
Wm H. Payne 2 Horses 67 3 275.00
David J. Tobias 1     " 68 1 125.00
Thos H. Price 1     " 69 3 150.00
W. H. Trout Wheat & c 70 1   60.00
 "    "       " 2 Horses & c 71 3 326.00
Peter W. Ringo Watch & c 72 3 241.00
Vachael Cravens Horse 73 3 125.00
Jos. Lester Guar.     " 74 1 100.00
Wm Hubbard     "  & c 75 3 177.00
Benj Hubbard Saddle  & c 76 3   19.00
John Richey   3d Horse 77 1 150.00
Jno C. Harris     " 78 1 125.00
Stephen Miller Books 79 3   57.80
Richard Richey Horse 80 1 125.00
Narsena Hardy Mare 81 3 150.00
Wm B. Stage Cash & c 82 3   55.75
Thos Kendal 3 Horses 83 3 600.00
David Hubbard Provisions 84 3   55.00
Mary Miller Corn 85 3   35.00
Henry C. Richey Mare 86 1 100.00
   "      "       " Saddle & c 87 3   20.00
Sylvanus Lewis Wheat 88 1   45.00
Alex Jones Corn & c 89 3 128.00
John Lowry Horse 90 3   90.00
Wm Thomas Horse 91 1 100.00
Danl Paul Mare 92 1 150.00
Rudolph Hoffstadt Mdse 93 3 566.00
Jacob Shorm Horse & c 94 3 202.60
Jno C. Harris Mare 95 1 Withdrawn
Wm. Hastie Horse 96 3 130.00
Wm Wilson Damage to Horse 97 3   40.00
Wm H. Clase Mare 98 3 125.00
Rudolph Hoffstadt Horse 99 1   99.00
Laurentius Mace    "  100 3 125.00
Jas Gardiner    " 101 1 100.00
Jno C. Riley    " 102 3 150.00 Aug 22"67
Isam Yount    " 103 3 150.00
Jas Stonehouse 2 Mares 104 3 265.00
Isaac Carmen Horse 105 1 150.00
Wm Richey 2 Horses 106 1 280.00
David D. Wilson    Horses & c 107 3 130.00
John Berry 2 Horses 108 3 330.00
Jacob Close Mare 110 3 130.00
Stephen Chasteen    " 111 3 125.00
Willis D. Trayler Horses & c 112 3 700.00
Wm McCutcheon Mare 113 3 150.00
Jas W. Newbold Mdse 114 3 348.26
John Berry Corn                                                         see= 109 1 130.00
Levi Hopper Horse 115 1 110.00
Moses T. Hopper     " 116 1 220.00
H. A. Morrison Mare 117 3 150.00
Thos F. Farris Horse 118 3 125.00
Paul Runnels Property Taken 119 1   31.00
   "       " Mare &  c 120 3   85.50
Abram Clines    " 121 1 125.00
Valney B. Hardy Horse & c 122 3   95.00
Jno W. Hinds     " 123 3 178.00
Jno W. Tull     " 124 1 120.00
Jno Pinkinson     " 125 3 125.00
Wallace Ferris Goods & c 126 3 1195.00
Isham Yunst Cash 127 3   96.00
M? Vallman Goods 128 3 300.00
John Baldwin   Adm Horse 129 3 150.00
G. J. M. Applegate 2 Horses 130 3 272.50
 "  "   "          " Wheat 131 1   63.75
Andrew R. Clegg Horse 132 3 125.00
Joshua Bennett Corn 133 3 157.00
    "          " Wheat 134 1   65.00
Thos M Sullivan Horse 135 3 150.00
John W. Cravens Horse 136 1 100.00
Wm Cravens    "   &  c 137 1 215.00
Jno Abbott    " 138 3 322.00
D. V. Wilson    "   & c 139 1&3 170.00
Jas B. Murphy    " 140 3 160.00
Geo Horner    " 141 1 130.00
Waldo H. Walton    " 142 1   80.00
Jas McNeeley    " 143 1 140.00
Wm Berry    " 144 1 125.00
Chas Donohue 2 " 145 3 252.00
Math Henning    " 146 1 120.00
Jas McNeeley Mare 147 1   80.00
Peter Sheaver Horses 148 3 350.00
Thos H. C?ruson Horse 149 1 100.00
Jno Scott    " 150 1 100.00
Alex M. Robertson    " 151 1   85.00
Jno C. Hay Mare & c 152 3 115.00
Solan T Hardy Horse & c 153 3 148.00 
Jno W Hinds Damage to Meadow 154 1   15.00
Rich C Robbins Horses 155 3 200.00
Saml Robbins Mare 156 1 110.00
Wm H Davis Horse & c 157 3 178.00
Lewis B Gudgell     " 158 3   80.00
Rachael Westerman Confectionerys 159 3 229.58
Aaron Eik Horse & c 160 1 157.00
Wm T Morgan Lumber 161 3 396.00
Wm Wands Damage to Horse 162 3 100.00
Albet G Mace Horses 163 3 400.00
Jno A Wasson Horse 164 1 125.00
Jno Alsup     "  & c 165 3 160.00
"            " Corn 166 1   90.00
Wm H Jones Horse 167 3 170.00
Calby A Casey     "  's 168 1&3 295.00
John Sheaver     " 169 3 100.00
Danl D McCurry     "  & c 170 3 128.00
John Leburn     "   171 3   95.00
Joseph H Childs Property Damaged 172 3 145.81
Alfred Hays Horse 173 1 125.00
John M Hornaday     "  's 174 1 245.00
  "      "        "     "  's 175 1 410.00
Jno H Faity     " 176 3 170.00
Jno C Ray     " 177 3   79.00
E R Peeler     " 178 1 130.00
Wm McKee     " 179 3 150.00
David Hamacher Watch & c 180 3 363.00
David Hamacher Horse 181 1 120.00
James ? Halstead Goods 182 3 150.00
Catherine Arbuckle Horse 183 3 125.00
W W Jackson Provisions 184 1 Withdrawn
W W Jackson 2 Horses & c 185 3 316.75
Jno L Mitchell Damage & Mare 186 1 125.00
Jas Bruce Horse 187 3 140.00
Jno N Donahue     " 188 3 140.00
Pat H Jewett     " & c 189 3 122.00
Saml R Smith     " 190 3 150.00
Jno A Snodgrass     " 191 3 125.00
Jno H?nning     " 192 1 111.00 Aug 23
Jno McKee     " & c 193 3   57.50
Jas M Arbuckle     " & c 194 3 125.75
Saml Cutshall     " 195 3 125.00
N P & Mary E Smith     " 196 3 125.00
E Lawrence 2   " 197 3 185.00
Shea & Boyle Goods 198 3 1068.00
Jno Abbott Wheat & c 199 1 385.00
W H Boyd Horses 200 3 255.00
Danl B Rose Horse 201 1 125.00
W M Boyd 202 Withdrawn
E R Hollenbeck Horse 203 3   80.00
Barney Shearer     " 204 1 125.00
Peter Lazwell     " 205 1 100.00
Allen F Henry     " 206 3 100.00
   "    "      "     " ' s 207 3 260.00
Stephen Day     " 208 1 100.00
Wm Bridge     " 209 3 258.00
Jos Girden     " 210 1   85.00
Jas B Buxton     " ' s 211 3 427.50
Thos Ross     " 212 3 125.00
W C Amos Liquors & c 213 3 159.00
Ebenezer Rice Mare 214 1 150.00
Jas M Crum Horse 215 1 100.00
Henry D Cravens Gun 216 3   25.00
Asa R Boyd Horse 217 3 125.00
Jas M Canley     " 218 1   75.00
Thomas Ross Flour 219 2   35.00
Levi Cline Wheat & c 220 3 110.00
Francis M Cline Horses 221 1 175.00
Sylvester Alexander     " 222 1 100.00
Alfred Amick Goods 223 3 127.00
Geo W Cline Horse 224 1 135.00
Andrew Stewart     " 225 3 150.00
Jas M Amick Violin & c 226 3   10.00
Jno W Allen Horse 227 1   75.00
Chas A Mcknight Horse & c 228 3 207.00
Saml Arbuckle     "     & c 229 1 100.00
Thos J Mount     " 230 1 120.00
Albert Switzer     " 's 231 1&3 328.00
Francis Harland Groceries 232 3 133.50
Wallace Farris Corn & c 233 1&2   75.00
Jas Broniff Horse 234 1 125.00
Joel H Kirtle     "  & c 235 3 130.00
Francis M Harland     "  & c 236 3 130.00
Elisha G English Mare 237 1 200.00
    "     "      " Horses Muls & c 238 3 1775.00
Jas M Paxton Cash & c 239 3 319.00
Thos Ross Lumber 240 3 320.00
John Whitlatch Horse 241 3 100.00
Lewis B Law     " 242 3 100.00
Anderson Law     " 243 1   80.00
Rich Newton     " 244 1 110.00
Thos Kelley Corn 245 3   80.00
M J Reynolds Horse 246 3 100.00
Lathan G Crawford Mare 247 1   75.00
Benj S Henderson Freight  Range & c 248 1 300.00
John C Ray Mare 000 1 125.00 Sept 5"67
John L Phegley Horse 000 1 125.00 Dec 18"67

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