CIVIL WAR - UNION - DOCUMENT SIGNED 08/16/1864 - HFSID 262956
Sale Price $198.00
CIVIL WAR: UNION
Partly printed documentary letter (1864) instructing the Paymaster to deduct costs of his train journey from the pay of a private in the 40th Ohio Infantry
Partly printed document signed [name illegible] as Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, US Military Railroad Transportation, Department of the Cumberland. 1 page, 8x10. Nashville, Tennessee, 1864 August 18. To Major Charles Allen, Paymaster USA, Louisville, Kentucky. In full: "I have this day furnished transportation to Pvt George W. [illegible] of Company E, 40th Ohio Regiment of Volunteer Infantry from Nashville, Tennessee to Louisville, Kentucky on furlough, distance, 185 miles, at cost to government of $3.80, Three Dollars and Eighty Cents. Same to be stopped against pay due him. I am very respectfully your obedient servant." Docketed on verso: "40 Ohio." The 40th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, formed in December 1861, fought most of the war in Tennessee and Georgia, suffering severe casualties at Chickamauga (September 1863). When this private made his furlough journey, presumably home to Ohio, his unit was part of General Sherman's army besieging Atlanta. Horizontal fold creases. Lightly foxed. Pencil note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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