|Scope: Most of the records in this collection pertain to the State of Vermont's military claims for Civil War expenses against the U.S. government. These claims were submitted in a series of 15 installments between 1866 and 1873. When received by the U.S. Auditor's office, many of the claims were returned to Vermont with a detailed accounting of and explanation for disallowed claims, some requiring explanation and others requiring further proof of expense (receipts and vouchers). The working notes of and correspondence between those involved in preparing and submitting Vermont's claims are included. This exchange between Vermont and the U.S. government went on for many years. These records provide very detailed (in fact, itemized) information on Vermont's Civil War expenditures, including costs related to defense of the northern frontier following the St. Albans Raid on 19 October 1864. See PRA-394 for source material.