1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 16, 2021 1:42 PM by Ceri McCarron

    Seeking Federal civil court case Duchamp v US

    Lawrence Capuder Wayfarer

      Foreign citizens who incurred damages from Union Army were entitled to sue the Federal government for reparations. My ancestor was a French citizen running a drug store in St. Martinville, LA and the Union Army raided his store for supplies; he sued the US Government in Federal Court and was awarded damages. Could you please direct me to where to start looking for the transcripts of the trial, which includes the opinion for the award; I had once seen the document but need to obtain a copy now. For instance, DC Archives or which office? Is there an index of cases that would help me find the particular case: Duchamp vs. the US? Thanks for your time and efforts.