Luther Blue's Deposition

1873 Deposition of Luther Blue in the Southern Claims Case of Mary Lemons Buie
Lincoln County, Mississippi
October 1873
Transcribed by Linda Durr Rudd


LUTHER BLUE testifies: Surveyor of Lincoln County, Mississippi; age 63; residence Lincoln County, Miss; not related or interested. I first met the claimant in 1853. I lived 5 miles from her and was intimately acquainted with her during the war. I saw her frequently at her own house as a visitor. She expressed herself generally opposed to the war in all conversations had with her on that subject. She expressed her sentiments without regard to who was present. I was in favor of the Union at the first, voted against secession, but afterwards joined the Confederate army. Claimant was generally opposed to secession. She was regarded by all of her loyal neighbors as opposed to secession I donít know that she did anything to aid the Union army, donít think she ever had a chance. She had no vote, I suppose she exerted her influence against secession. I donít think the claimantís views changed.

Luther Blue served with Company F, 4th Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry


NARA - Record Group 123 - United States Court of Claims - Congressional Jurisdiction - Southern Claim File of Mary Buie - Case # 2568

Mary Lemons Buie's Southern Claims Case

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