In order to receive compensation, claimants had to satisfy four general requirements.
MARIA CATHERINE MCLEAN BUIE was the daughter of CHARLES F. MCLEAN and MARIA WATSON. Maria was born about 1836 in Mississippi. She married ROBERT M. BUIE November 02, 1854 in Jefferson County, MS. Robert was the son of Gilbert M. Buie and Lovedy Caroline Brown.
Genealogy information from Buie Homepage.
Maria Buie had three younger brothers; John, Calvin and Allen. By 1870, Maria was the sole survior of her family of origin. Maria's father Charles McLean died in 1859, two brothers died during the Civil War, her mother Maria died in 1870 and the last brother died shortly after their mother's death. Grierson's Cavalry raided the McLean Farm April 28, 1863. Maria Buie filed the Southern Claims on the behalf of her mother Maria Watson McLean's estate beginning in 1873.
Like many southern families, Maria Buie had difficulty proving her family's loyalty to the Union. Maria's husband Robert Buie enlisted May 04, 1862 with Company K, 1st Regiment, Mississippi Light Artillery. Robert hired a subsititute, Theodore Smith, Decemebr 12, 1862. Robert did not return to the war. Maria's three brothers served with the Confederate army. Allen enlisted with Company H, 12th Mississippi Infantry March 11, 1861 at Union Church, Jefferson County, Mississippi. He was discharged for disability September 30, 1861. Brothers Calvin Alexander McLean and John Watson McLean served with Company A, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery. They enlisted March 31, 1862 at Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi. Calvin was killed in action during the Vicksburg Campaign near Bakers Creek on May 16, 1863. John was captured at Vicksburg July 4, 1863. After he was pardoned, John was transferred to Company F, Bradford's Battery.
Compiled Service Records of 1st Mississippi Light Artillery
Microfilm Numbers: 1461 and 4520
Compiled Service Records of 12th Mississippi Infantry
Microfilm Number: 2922
Microfilms found at Mississippi Department of Archives and History
|1863||Property Taken by the United States Army||Value|
|April 28th||One Large Sorrel Mule 16 Hands High|
Six Years Old
|April 28th||One Iron Gray Mule 16 Hands High|
Nine Years Old
|April 28th||One Pair Bay Match Mule 15 1/2 Hands High|
Six Years Old
|April 28th||One Sorrel Horse 16 1/2 Hands High|
Five Years Old
|April 28th||One Sorrel Mare 16 Hands High|
Seven Years Old
|April 28th||100 Bushels of Corn|
at $1.25 per Bushel
|April 28th||500 lbs Bacon|
at .20 per lb
|April 28th||One Saddle and Bridle||$25|
SUMMARIES OF CASE
United States' Brief of Loyalty
Maria Buie's Reply to United States' Brief of Loyalty
1860 Jefferson County Slave Schedule
Remembering Their Names