Cousins, Harmon Mickle filed a claim for damages he suffered during the Civil War with the Southern Claims Commission. He was disallowed because there was a discrepancy in the actual amount of damages owned and debate about his constant loyalty to the Union during the Civil War. He appealed his case to the U. S. Court of Claims and was disallowed again. Thirty of his neighbors gave testimony on his behalf. I learned that Harmon had a crippled left arm that kept him out of the military for either side, that he took his family to Paris, TX for the duration, that Quantrell visited his home and threatened his life, that the Federal troops took all his cattle, horses, hogs, grain, fodder, and the lumber from his barn, milk shed, chicken house, store, and the new addition to his house! A great deal of genealogical data on his neighbors and relations is found in the 916 pages of this file. This case covers the years 1871-1885 and gives a detailed history of life on the western frontier during the Civil War and Reconstruction. If you decide to order your own copy, be aware that it is expensive--NARA charges 50 cents per page to photocopy it.