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Records, 1863-1865,
of Confederate States Army Quartermaster Department
in South Carolina and Georgia

Fifteen manuscripts, 1863-1865, documenting activities of the Confederate States Army Quartermaster Department in South Carolina and Georgia concern transportation, forage, and funding.

Special Orders No. 234, dated 10 November 1863, dictates "that troops need not be paid for the months of Jan. & Feb. in the present currency, unless they demand to be" and that "current outstanding debts [are] to be paid in the present currency." From Charleston, Maj. Motte A. Pringle wrote to Chief of Staff Thomas Jordan with the suggestion of issuing "ploughs" to the "different District Quarter Masters" to prepare "the many abandoned fields on the coast, which without other preparation than a single ploughing would furnish hay almost enough to supply the amount of long forage required for the stack." The verso contains General Beauregard's approval for the project.

The collection consists chiefly of letters of instruction from Maj. George W. Grice, of the Forage Bureau in Columbia, to Capt. Charles A. White in Georgia. In a letter dated 8 October 1864, White is directed to "take charge of Forage District No. 4 being the line of the Brunswick-Macon Road and the Ocomulgee River" with headquarters in Hawkinsville, Ga. He also authorizes White "to appoint agentsCfrom men unfit for field service." Three days later, Major Grice asked that he be provided the names and units of "men detailed to you, [belonging] to the Army of Northern Virginia."


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