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PRESIDENT ZACHARY TAYLOR - MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT SIGNED 05/07/1833 CO-SIGNED BY: LLOYD J. BEALL - HFSID 4812

ZACHARY TAYLOR and LLOYD J. BEALL Fort Crawford requisition signed by the future President, and also by the future Commandant of the Confederate States Marine Corps! Manuscript Document Signed: "Z. Taylor. Col./1st Regt. U.S. Infy./Com'd", 1p, 7½x9¾.

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ZACHARY TAYLOR and LLOYD J. BEALL
Fort Crawford requisition signed by the future President, and also by the future Commandant of the Confederate States Marine Corps!
Manuscript Document Signed: "Z. Taylor. Col./1st Regt. U.S. Infy./Com'd", 1p, 7½x9¾. Fort Crawford [Wisconsin], 1833 May 7. Headed: "Special Requisition/1 One Clothing Account Book/2 Two Blank books of 3 Quires". First certification had originally been signed: "Z. Taylor. Col." in error and then smudged and crossed out (still clearly legible) and correctly signed: "Lloyd J. Beall/Adjt 1st Infy". In full: "I Certify that the above requisition is correct and that the articles specified are absolutely requisite for the public service, rendered so by the following circumstances, There being no books of acct'ng for Ordnance return and Clothing return of the Non Commissioned Staff; Clothing account book is also deficient." The future 12th U.S. President has correctly signed this statement: "The Ass't Quarter Master will issue the articles specified in the above requisition." At the bottom, Beall has signed this receipt: "Recd Fort Crawford May 7th 1833, of T.B.W. Stockton Asst Quarter Master, One Clothing Account book & two Blank books of [blank space] quires in full of the above requisition." In April 1832, ZACHARY TAYLOR was promoted to Colonel of the 1st Infantry and transferred from Fort Snelling, Michigan Territory (now Minnesota) to Fort Crawford, Prairie du Chien, Michigan Territory (now Wisconsin). During the Black Hawk War, he took part in the final battle at Bad Axe River on August 2, 1832, during which the Indians were slaughtered. Black Hawk, Chief of the Sauk, was captured and put under Colonel Taylor's custody. In 1833, Black Hawk met with President Jackson. LLOYD J. BEALL (1808-1887), a West Pointer, served in the Black Hawk War and the Mexican War. Beall would become Commandant of the Confederate States Marine Corps, holding that position throughout the Civil War. Confederate Marines trained at Camp Beall, south of Richmond. Beall retained the CSMC records in his home after the war, but these were destroyed by fire. Folds, 1 horizontal fold through signature. Fine condition.

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