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Letters Received

 

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Jan 1 1867 Fred W. Schaurte

Valley Farm

Arkansas

 

Feb 18 1867

Sunday evening 5 o’clock

 

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March 8th 1869

 

Letter Book

Major T.J. Anderson

Asst. Adjt. Genl.

 

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Fred N. Schaurte

January 1 1867.

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War Department

Adjutant Genls. Office

Washington D.C. June 5th 1863

 

Major Genl. James G. Blunt

Kansas

General.

 

The authority of the Hon. Jams H. Lane as “Commissioned for recruiting in the Department of Kansas” having been annulled of his request and the organization of the 2nd Regt. Kans. Colored Volunteers Infantry being incomplete. _ I am instructed by the Secretary of War to direct you to take the necessary measures to recruit, organize and equip the above named regiment with the least possible delay. The regiment when organized to be mustered into the Service of the United States for three years or during the war. On your requisition the comd’g Genl. Of the Department will issue Supplies of arms and accoutrements, clothing, camp equipage and subsistance. Transportation for recruits and recruiting Officers will be furnished on your requisition or refunded on vouchers in the usual form, accompanied by your order directing the movement

It is recommended that the provisions of Genl. Order No. 75 current [XXXXX] be followed as far as possible in organizing companies To the end that muster rolls may be uniform and authentic. This is necessary in order to secure justice to the Soldier, and prevent confusion in accounts and loss to the Government

The legal number of Officers as regulated in General Order No. 110 Adjutant General’s Office current severs will be appointed on your recommendation by the War Department.

You will therefor at the proper

 

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time submit to the War Department for approval  a list of the names of such persons as are in your judgement qualified for the position of Commissioned Officers designating in each case the grade or rank to which the person should be appointed

I am, General

Very Respectfully

Your Obedt. Servt

C. W. Foster

Asst. Adjt. Genl.

 

 

War Department

Provost Marshal Genls Office

Washington D.C. June 5th 1863

Major General J.G. Blunt

U.S. Volunteers

St Louis Missouri

 

General

 

You are hereby authorized by the Secretary of War to raise a regiment of Cavalry to serve for three years or during the war

 

The Regiment is to be recruited in the State of Kansas and This authority is given with the condition that the regiment is to be completed within thirty days It is understood that you now have about five hundred men recruited for it

 

The organization must conform to the requirements of General Order No 110 Current [XXXX’ from the Adjutant General Officer. All Officers will be commissioned by the Governor of Kansas on your nomination

 

All musters into service will be made by the United States Mustering Officer for the State and in accordance with Par. 86 Revised Mustering Regulations Supplies will be furnished under paragraph 77 and 109 Mustering Regulations.

 

You will please acknowledge the receipt of this authority, and, during the recruitment of the regiment make weekly reports to this Department as to the localitys of the recruiting officers and the number of men recruited during the the week_ Recruiting Lieutenants will be appointed under General Order No. 75 of 1862 from the War Department  So soon as the appointments have been issued the name of the Officer must be reported to this Office.

 

I am, General

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

James B. Fry

Provost Marshal General

 

 

Head Quarters

Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas June 26th 1863

 

General.

 

I have the honor to enclose here with the names of certain enlisted men now on duty in your district to whom I have issued recruiting commissions with the request that you grant them furlough or detail that they may enter at once upon the discharge of their duties

 

I am, General

Very respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

Jas. G. Blunt

Major General

 

Brig. Genl. Thos. Ewing Jr.

Comdg. Dist. Of the Border Kansas City Mo.

 

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War Department

Adjutant General Office

Washington D.C. June 26th 1863

 

Major General J.G. Blunt

U.S. Volunteers

General

 

The authority given you of date June 5th to raise a regiment of Cavalry is hereby amended as follows.

 

The Company Officers will be commissioned by the Governor on the nomination of the members of their respective companies  The Field Officers will be commissioned on the nomination of the majority of the Company Officers

 

This modification is made at the request of His Excellency the Governor but is not intended to effect any appointments which may have been duly made prior to the receipt of this by you

 

I am, General

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

Thomas M. Vincent

Assistant Adjutant General

 

 

Head Quarters

Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas June 24th 1863

 

Col

 

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 5th instant authorizing me to recruit and organize a regiment of Cavalry in the State of Kansas for the volunteer service. Since the receipt of your letter of authority active measures have been taken to ensure a speedy organization of the Regiment. The companies are already mustered into the service others are in process of organization and in all about 500 men are enlisted for the regiment

 

To recruit the regiment I have detailed in most cases non-commissioned Officers and privates from the old regiments who have distinguished themselves by their gallantry and soldierly qualities and have been recommended by their Officers for promotion. To the men selected I have given a recruiting commission (see from marked “[XXXXX]” upon which they have been mustered and entered upon their duties. A list of the names is herewith furnished marked “B” such as are successful in raising recruits to entitle them to the positions will be recommended for commissions as Officers.

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servt

James G. Blunt

Major General

 

Col Jos. B. Fry

Prov Mar Genl

U.S.A

 

 

Head Quarters District of the Border

Kansas city Mo. June 29th 1863

Special Order

No 13   Extract

 

IV……The following enlisted men having received recruiting commissions for the 14th regt. Kansas Volunteers (Cavalry) are relieved from duty with their regiments and will report to Major T.J. Anderson fort Scott for duty. Commissary Sargt.  Robt J. Waterhouse 11th Kansas  Private Reuben F. Playford “  “  “ Thomas Riley 12th Kansas

 

By Order of Brig. Genl. Ewing

N. Nannah

Lieut & Actg. Asst. Agt. General

 

Major T.J. Anderson

Fort Scott Kansas

 

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Head Quarters

Recruiting commission

Fort Scott Kansas June 29th 1863

 

Lieut

 

I am directed by Major General Blunt to give you authority to collect the enlisted men of the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteering now on Furlough in Leavenworth City and make such use of them in recruiting and drilling the 2nd Regiment Kansas Colored – as you may think proper

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Sevt

T.J. Anderson

Asst. Adjt. Genl.

 

Lieut. R. J. Hinton

Adjt. 1st Kas Col. Vols

Leavenworth City Kan.

 

Head Quarters District of the Frontier

Fort Scott July 3 1863

 

General

 

I have the honor to enclose herewith certain details of enlisted men belonging to your command who have received recruiting Commissions in the 14th Kansas Cavalry or 2nd Colored Vols. And request that they receive your approval and be transmitted to the proper Officers.

 

I am Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

Jas. G. Blunt

Major Genl.

 

Brig. Genl. F. A. Davis

Conidg Dist of Rolla

Rolla MO.

 

 

Head Quarters District of the Frontier

Fort Scott July 1st 1863

 

Special Order

No 8                Extract

 

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IV…..The herein after named enlisted men having been granted recruiting commissions in the 14th Kansas Cavy. And the 2nd Colored regiment Kansas Vols. With the rank of 2nd Lieutenant and subject to the conditions stipulated in the Gen. Order No. 75 War Dept. S of 62 are hereby detailed on special service and are permitted to enter upon the duties pertaining to such commissions to wit

 

Thos. Adain

Newton J. Mynes

John Hayes

 

By Command of Major Gen. Blunt

H. Z. Curtis

Asst. Adjt. Genl.

 

 

Head Quarters

Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas July 14th 1863

Hon. E. M. Stanton

Secretary of War

 

I have the honor to request the discharge of John R. Montgomery Private of Co J 11th Kansas Vols. And the issue of a Commission to him as first Lieut. And Adjut. Of the 2nd Kansas Cold. Vols. The discharge and commission to date from July 1st 1863

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedt. Servt.

James G. Blunt

Major Genl. To Recruiting Commission

 

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Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas July 4th 1863

 

Hon. E. M. Stanton

Secretary of War

 

I have the honor to request the discharge of Frances P. Thomas Private Co “B.” 12th Kas Volunteer Infantry and the issue to him of a commission as Assistant Surgeon of the 2nd Kas Colored Vols the discharge and commission to date from the 15th day of July 1863

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

Jas. G. Blunt

Major General

 

 

Head Quarters

Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas July 4th 1863

 

Hon. E. M. Stanton

Secretary of War

 

I have the honor to request the issue of a commission to Edward Stokes as 1st Leiutn. Quartermaster of the 2nd Kansas Colored Volunteers said commission to date from the 15th day of July 1863

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

Jas. G. Blunt

Major General

 

 

Utica Missouri

July 8th 1863

 

Major Genl. Blunt

Comdg Kansas City Mo.

 

General

 

After my respects I will say that our people are well satisfied of the perfidy of the State authorities. a new a new evidence have just been given in the action of the State convention. And we are now casting about for the means of removing the institution from Mo. In the most speedy manner. I can raise a company for the service readily for Col. Pill appear to be hampered.

 

Can you accept another Copy or a half dozen more?

 

We are in earnest so much so that Col. Judge McFuron one of our convention delegates (Woolfolk another) has spent two days going for [XXXXX] [XXXXX] to protect him at court he feels guilty

 

As you may not remember me I will refer you to D.W. Wilder of Leavenworth City and I.H. Drummin of Elwood also Lt. Gov. Osborne. I should be pleased to have your advise in the matter if you think proper at an early day

 

I am Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

L. [XXXXX] McCoy

 

To

James G. Blunt

Major Genl. Comdg.

Kansas City

 

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Head Quarter District of the Frontier

Fort Scott Kansas July 6th 1863

 

Special Order

No. 13

 

III….. Capt. H.S. Greno Co. “C.” 6th Kans. Cavy. Is relieved from duty as Recruiting Officer for the 6th Kans. Cavy. And will report to Major T.J. Anderson W. W. G. for duty in the General Recruiting Service 14 Kas Cavalry

 

By Command of Major Genl Blunt

H. Z. Curtis

Asst. Adjt. Genl.

 

Major T.J. Anderson

A.A. G.

 

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott July 12th 1863

 

Lieutenant

 

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of yours of the 9th inst asking if a portion of the 14th Kansas Cav will be used for the protection of Kansas. Also if the election of Company Officers will be allowed.

 

In reply to your first question I have to say that the regiment will be subject to military orders the same as any other regiment in the service of the United States.

 

It is presumed however that it will in no case be taken beyond the immediate southern and eastern boundary of the state

 

In reply to question no 2 I have to say that companies will elect their own Officers subject only to such restriction as the good of the public service may require Vis, that the Officers so chosen be competent and loyal

 

The usual bounty of $100, will be paid one fourth of which will be paid in advance and if after nine months service the company will reenlist for three years they will be termed veteran volunteers and paid a Bounty of $402 to each man to be paid in installments [of $50 or XXXXX one installment] every two months for the first year and a after that at length and intervals leaving #75 due on the expiration of the term of enlistment

 

I remain Lieutenant

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

T.J. Anderson

Asst. Adjt. Genl.

 

Lieut. C. J. Lovejoy

Adjt 12th Kas Vols

Recruiting Officer

 

 

War Department

Adjutant Generals Office

Washington D.C. July 13th 1863

 

Major General James G. Blunt

U.S. Vols

Fort Scott Kansas

 

Sir

 

I have the honor to enclose herewith the appointment of Edward Stokie 1st Lieut & Quarter Master 2nd Regiment Kas. Colored Vols.

 

The Appointments of Adjutant

 

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Montgomery and Asst. Surgeon Thomas will be forwarded to you as soon as the necessary order for their discharge from the service as enlisted men is made out

 

I am Sir Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

C.W. Foster

Asst. Adjt. Genl. Vols.

 

Head Quarters District of the Frontier

Fort Scott Kansas July 16/63

 

Special Orders

No 22

 

I….The following named enlisted men will report to Major T.J. Anderson A. A. G. for Recruiting service to wit

 

E. W. Neull.. Co. “J: 6th Kas. Vols

Corporal Badger  ,, ,, ,, ,, ,,

Wm A. A[XXXXX] Co. “A” 2nd colored Kas. Vols.

By Command of Major Genl. Blunt

H.Z. Curtis

Asst. Adjt. Genl.

 

Major T.J. Anderson

A.A.G.

 

War Department A.G. O.

Washington D.C. July 13th 1863

 

Head Quarters District of the Frontier

Fort Scott Kansas July 16th 1863

 

Special Orders

No. 22  Extract

 

II…2nd Lieut. A. Crocker Co. “F” 12 Kansas Infantry will report to Major T.J. Anderson A. A. G. for duty on recruiting service

 

By Order of Major Genl Blunt

H. Z. Curtiz

Asst. Adjt. Genl.

 

Major T. J. Anderson

A.A. G.

 

War Department

Adjutants Generals Office

Washington D.C. July 20th 1863

 

Major General James G. Blunt

U.S. Volunteers

Care of Captain T.J. Anderson A. A. G.

Leavenworth City, Kansas

General

 

The time for raising the [XXXXX] of Cavalry for which authority was given by the Department June 5 1863 is hereby extended forty days from the twenty fifth instant

 

I am General

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

Thomas M. Vincent

Asst. Adjt. Genl.

 

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Missouri and Western Telegraph Company

By Telegraph from Washington

July 21 1863

 

Time for raising cavalry regiment extended forty (40) days

 

Thomas M. Vincent

 

To

 

Capt. T. J. Andreson

A.    A. Genl.

 

Head Quarters District of the Frontier

Fort Scott Kas. July 21st 1863

 

Lieut. Col. C.W. Marsh

Asst. Adjt. Genl.

Saint Louis Mo.

 

Colonel

 

I have the honor to endorse herewith copies of the authority for raising the 14th Regt. Kas. Cavy. Also the statement of Major Anderson the Asst. Adgt. Genl. In charg of the recruiting thereof, as to the number of men already recruited, in connection here with  I beg to submit special requisitions for arms and ordinance stores for the approval of the Commanding General and to be forwarded with this letter to the proper issuing Officer

 

If but one arm can be furnished now I request that it be the carbine being most needed in the service here

 

I am, Colonel

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

James G. Blunt

Major General

 

By command of the General

H. Z. Curtis

Asst. Adjt Genl.

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scot Kansas July 21st 1863

 

Major

 

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of this morning requesting Official Statement of number of men mustered for the 14th Rgt Kas. Vol. (Cav.).

 

In reply I have the honor to state that the the number of men including the full Company already mustered for said regiment now number about eight hundred  the Company are rapidly being filled

 

I am Major

Very Respectfully

Your Obt. Servt.

T.J. Anderson

Asst. Adjt. Genl.

Recruiting Commission

 

Major H. Z. Curtis

A.    A. Genl.

 

Leavenworth City Kansas

July 25th 1863

 

Major Genl. J. M. Schofield

Comdg. Depart. of Mo.

St. Louis Missouri

 

Sir

 

I have the honor to transmit herewith a copy of order authorizing Major General Blunt to recruit organize and equip the 2nd Regt. Kas. Col’d. Vols.

 

It being impracticable to meet the exigency of the Recruiting in the way of transportation and subsistence of recruits from point where enlisted

 

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To place of general rendezvous by an application in each case to Depart Head Quarters as directed in the 2nd Par. Of the Order it is most respectfully requested that such Special Authority may be given this Commission as will enable it to carry out the object contemplated in the speediest possible manner

 

I also have the honor to transmit a certificate that that J.W. Gelgus is a recruiting Officer under that order who is now at Rolla Mo. With a number of recruits and respectfully request that transportation be furnished himself and recruits form Rolla Mo to Leavenworth Kansas

 

A number of Recruiting Officers now belong to Old Regiments. When such Officers shall have recruited men enough to entitle them to Commissions what course shall I persue to enable them to be discharged and mustered into the new organization

 

I am, Genl.

Very Respectfully

Your Obt. Sevt.

T.J. Anderson

Asst. Adjt. Genl

Recruiting Commissioner

 

Head Quarter Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas

July 28 1863

 

Major General J. M. Schofield

Comdy. Department of the Mo.

St Louis MO

 

General

 

I have the honor to report that Lieut. C. J. Williams recruiting Officer for the 14th Kas. Cavalry Volunteers can enlist a number of men for the above regiment at Rolla MO. Men who are now Government teamsters and mostly Kansas men and wish to enlist in the 14th Kansas. I respectfully request that authority be given Lieut Williams to recruit these men

 

I am, General

Very Respectfully

Your Obedt. Servt

T. J. Anderson

Asst. Adjt. Genl.

Recruiting Commissioner

 

Head Quarters Department of the Missouri

St Louis July 29 1863

 

Major T.J. Anderson

A.A.G. Recruiting Service

 

Sir

 

I am directed by the General Commanding to inform you in answer to your communication of the 25 instant. That it is not practicable to make arrangements to furnish transportation for recruits except in the manner prescribed in the order

 

This office  has no authority to modify the instructions given by the war Department to Major General Blunt

 

The recruiting Officers for the Kansas Colored troops are not authorized to recruit in Missouri  Brig. Genl. Thomas Genl. Superintendant of the colored recruiting service has expressly forbidden the enlistment of colored troops in Missouri without the consent of the Governor of the State

 

Therefor J.W. Gelgus cannot be permitted to take recruits from Rollo to Kansas. When Officers are appointed by the War Department they will be discharged from the Present position.

 

I am Major very Respectfully

Your Obdt Servt.

Arch[XXXX] H. Eagle

Major to A.D.C.

 

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State of Kansas

Executive Department

Topeka. July 29th 1863

 

Major T.J. Anderson

Asst. Adjt. Genl

Fort Scott Kansas

 

Sir

 

I have just returned to the Capital and have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of yours of the 14th inst. Addressed to the 14th  Hon T. A. Osborne Lieut Governor requesting commissions for Officers of Company “A” and “C” 14th Regiment Kansas Volunteers

 

In reply I have the honor to inform you that in all cases where the choice of Officers has been accorded to the company I have required a certified copy of the proceedings had at the election, including the name of all persons participating. And the number and names of persons voting for the respective candidate.

 

I desire that the same rule shall be observed in the organization of the 14th Regiment in order that the records of the office may be complete

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

Thomas Carney Gov.

 

P.S.

 

It is also necessary that a copy of the muster rolls should be forwarded in order that a record may be kept of the number of troops raised by Kansas

 

Thos. Carney

 

 

Head Quarters of the Frontier

Fort Scott Kansas August 7 1863

 

Special Orders

No 38

 

I…Private Wm A. Scott Co “G” 9th Kas. Cavy. will report in person to Major T.J. Anderson A. A. G. in charge of recruiting Service for further Orders

 

II….Private Edwin Parker Co. “G” 9th Kas Vols is detailed upon Special Service as clerk at these Head Quarters and will report in person without delay to major T.J. Anderson A. A. G. for duty

 

By Command of Major Genl Blunt

H.Z. Curtis

Asst. Adjt. Genl.

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott August 10th 1863

 

Col James B Fry

Provost Marshal General

Washington D.C.

 

Sir

 

Your letter of instructions of date June 5th 1863 Authorizing Genl. Blunt to [XXXXX] a regiment of Cavalry required weekly reports from these Head Quarters as to the locality of Recruiting Officers and the number of men recruited during the week

 

The large extent of country over which the recruiting officers are operating and not being strictly confined to localities together with the irregularities of the mail service and the [XXXXX] of recruiting Officers with orders from these Head Quarters makes it impossible to comply strictly with your letter of instructions

 

There are two cos mustered 4 more awaiting muster

 

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and in all including squads of recruits in various parts of the State. Between eight and nine hundred men have been enlisted as near as can be ascertained from reports received at these Hd. Qrts.

 

The time for raising the regiment expires Sept. 3rd at which time the regiment will be recruited at least to the minimum number

 

I am Col.

Very respectfully Your Obedt. Servt.

T.J. Anderson

A.A.G. Recruiting Commission

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas August 11th 1863

 

Hon. E. A. Stanton

Secretary of War

Washington D.C.

 

Sir

 

I have the honor to nominate the following persons for Commissioned Officers in the Second Regt. Kas. Colored Vols.

 

Viz

 

Company “A”

Capt. Samuel Sanders

1st Lieut. Ralph E. Cook

2nd Lieut. Charles Schofield

 

Company “B”

Capt. R.J. Hinton

1st Lieut. John M. Cain

2nd Lieut James M. Frank

 

Company “C”

Capt. J. A. Seward

1st Leiut. J.E. Heys

2nd Lieut. Thomas Adair

 

I also respectfully request that the following persons be discharged the service as enlisted men and as belonging to the following organizations

 

Samuel Sanders Private Co “H” 12th Kas Vols

Ralph E. Cook ,,  ,,  “E”  ,,  ,,  ,,

Charles Schofield Q.M.S. ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

John M. Cain Private Co. “K” 13th Kas. Vols

James M Frank ,,  ,, “F” 10th ,, ,,

J.A. Seward ,, ,, “H” 12th ,, ,,

J.E. Heys ,, ,, “A” 10th ,, ,,

Thomas Adair ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,, ,,

 

Respectfully Submitted by the request of

Major General Blunt

T.J. Anderson

Asst. Adjt. General

Recruiting Commissioner

 

Head Quarters of the Frontier

Fort Scott Kans. August 12th 1863

 

Colonel

 

By direction of Major General Jams. G. Blunt I have the honor to enclose herewith specific requisition for arms for the 2nd Kansas Colored Volunteers (Infantry) with the request that the requisition receive the approval of the requisite authority and be then refered to the Chief Ordinance Officer for issue and shipment of the articles required

 

I have the honor to be Colonel

Very Respectfully

Your Obt. Servt.

H.Z. Curtis

Asst. Adjt Genl

 

Col. J.B. Fry

Provost Marshal General

Washington D.C.

 

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Honorable E. M. Stanton

Secretary of War

Washington D.C.

 

Sir

 

As it is the desire of Major Genl. J. G. Blunt that 1st Lieut & Adjt R. J. Hinton 1st Kas Colored Vols. Should be commissioned as Capt. Of Co. “B” 2nd Kas Colored Vol. Infy.. We do hereby make the request made of us to your office for the delay of his commission as such and declair ourselves satisfied by the appointments as recommended by the General

 

Most Respectfully

Your Obet. Devoted Servt.

John M. Cain

James M. Frank

Recruiting Officers

2nd Kas. Col. Volz

 

Leavenworth City Ks

August 17th 1863

 

Head Quarters District of the Frontier

Fort Scott Kansas August 18th 1863

 

Special Orders

No 45  Extract

 

III…Private Edwin Parker Co “G” 9th Kansas Cavy is relieved from duty at these Head Quarters and will report in person without delay to the commanding Officer of this company for duty.

 

By Command of Major Genl. Blunt

H. J. Curtis

Asst. Adjt. Genl

 

Major T. J. Anderson

A.A.G. Rec. Service

 

War Department

Adjutants Generals Office

Washington D.C. Aug. 19th 1863

 

Major General James G. Blunt

Comdg. District of the Frontier

To Recruiting Commissioner

Fort Scott Kansas

 

General

 

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of a communication from Major T.J. Anderson AAG on your staff requesting that certain men therein named be discharged the service to accept appointments in the 2nd Regt. Kas. Col. Volunteers

 

The order for their discharge and their appointments will be immediately made out and forwarded to you as early as practicable

 

As the appointment of the Officers should not proceed the muster into service of their commands, it is respectfully requested that in future, when appointments are recommended, the fact that the company for which the appointments are to be made have been mustered into service, be stated

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

C.W. Foster

Asst. Adj. Genl.

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kas August 20th 1863

Hon E.M. Stanton

Secretary of War

Washington D.C.

 

Sir

 

I have the honor to nominate the following persons for Commissioned Officers in the 2nd Regt. Kas. Colrd Vols.

 

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Capt. Frank Kister

1st Lieut Reuben T. Rayford

2nd Lieut Wm M. Mercer

Capt. George W Sands

1st Lieut Henry De Vellers

2nd Lieut Wm J. Brewer

 

I also respectfully request that the following person be discharged the service as enlisted men and as belonging to the following organizations

Viz

Frank Kister Sgt. Co “H” 2nd Regt. Kas Cavy

Reuben T. Rayford Private ,, “J” 11th ,,  ,, Ify

Wm M. Mercer Corporal ,, “H” 2nd ,,  ,,  Cavy

George W Sands Private  2nd Kas Battery

Henry De Vellers 1st Sgt. Co “L” 6th Regt Kas. Cavy.

Wm J. Brewer Private ,, “F” 12th ,,  ,,  Infy

 

Respectfully submitted by request of

Major Genl Jas. G. Blunt

T.J. Anderson

Asst. Agt. Genl.

 

Head Quarters District of the Frontier

Fort Scott Kas August 23rd 1863

 

Special Orders

No 49

 

I…..first Lieut R. C. Cook of Co “A” 2nd Cold Kas Vols. is detailed upon recruiting service for his regiment and will report to Major T.J. Anderson A.A.G. in charge of the same for Orders

 

By command of

Major Genl. Blunt

H.Z. Curtis

Asst. Adjt. Genl.

 

Major T.J. Anderson

Asst. Adjt. Genl.

Recruiting Service

 

 

Head Quarters Army of the Frontier

In the Field Fort Blunt C. [XXXXX] August 12th 1863

 

Major

 

I have the honor to inform you that the Major General Commanding has made the following appointments of recruiting officers for the 2nd Regiment Kansas Colored Volunteers viz George E Hutchinson appointed 2nd Lieut July 2nd/63  [XXXXX] S Wheelan Private Co “C” 9th Kansas Vols. Appointed July 31st 1863

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obdt. Servt

H.Y. [XXXX]

Capt. To Act. Asst. Adjt. Genl.

 

Major T.J. Anderson

A.A.G.

Recruiting commissioner

Fort Scott Kansas

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kas August 29th 1863

 

Dear Sir

 

I have examined the records in this office and find the original order to Genl. Blunt to raise the 2nd Regt. Kas Col’d Vols but cannot find anything in relation to the detailing of a “Special” Mustering Officer to muster that Regiment. If you have such instructions please forward copy to this Hd. Qtrs. that it may be placed on file

 

Respectfully

Your Obedient Servt.

J Moonlight

Liet. Col Actj for

Major Anderson

 

Lieut. J. R. Kimble

Mustering & [XXXXX] Officer

 

[Page 18]

 

War Department

Adjutant General’s Offices

Washington Sept. 1st 1863

 

Special Orders

No 392  Extract

 

9….The following named enlisted men are hereby honorably discharged the service to accept appointments in the U.S. Colored Troops (viz)

 

Sergeant Frank Kirster Co “H” 2nd Regt. Kas. Cavy.

1st ,,  Henry d. Villars “L” 6th ,,  ,,  ,,

Corpl. Wm M. Mercer “H” 2nd ,, ,, ,,

Private Reuben F. Rayford “I” 11th ,, ,, Infantry

,, George W. Sands ,, 2nd   Battery

,, Wm J. Brewer [XXXXX] 12  Infantry

 

By Order of the Secretary of War

E. D. Townsend

Asst. Adjt. Genl

Genl Blunt

[XXXXX] Dept. Missouri

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kas Sept. 16th 1863

 

Hon. E. M Stanton

Secy. of War

Washington D. C.

 

Sir

 

The modified order from the War Department embodied in a letter addressed to Major Genl. Blunt bearing date June 26th 1863 provides that the “Company Officers of the 14th Kas. Col. Cavy. will be commissions by the Governor on the nomination of the numbers of their respective companies The Field Officers will be so commissioned on the nominations of the Majority of the Company Officers. This modification is made

 

[paper overlaid on page blocks letter; the following is on the paper]

 

Fort Scott Kansas

Sept. 10th 18 63

 

Private Edward [XXXXX] of Company “E” 6th Kans Volz; ordered to report to me for Recruiting Service by Maj. Gen Blunt is hereby relieved and ordered to report to Major L. J. Anderson, recruiting commission for orders  R[XXXXX] date from the 11th Sept.

 

A.    H. Campbell

Capt [XXXXX] G 14th K.V.

 

[letter resumes]

 

directly that Brown be mustered out from the date of his muster in and that since the regiment has been recruited to the minimum number only in requiring the consolidation of the recruits to complete the other 141 companies with the understanding that the Field Officers were to be elected. The General order is modified at the instance of the Governor to be strictly adhered to

 

Respectfully submitted by request of Major Genl. Blunt

T.J. Anderson

A.A.G.

 

[Page 19] [duplicate scan of Page 18 but without note paper on facing page]

 

War Department

Adjutant General’s Offices

Washington Sept. 1st 1863

 

Special Orders

No 392  Extract

 

9….The following named enlisted men are hereby honorably discharged the service to accept appointments in the U.S. Colored Troops (viz)

 

Sergeant Frank Kirster Co “H” 2nd Regt. Kas. Cavy.

1st ,,  Henry d. Villars “L” 6th ,,  ,,  ,,

Corpl. Wm M. Mercer “H” 2nd ,, ,, ,,

Private Reuben F. Rayford “I” 11th ,, ,, Infantry

,, George W. Sands ,, 2nd   Battery

,, Wm J. Brewer [XXXXX] 12  Infantry

 

By Order of the Secretary of War

E. D. Townsend

 

Asst. Adjt. Genl

Genl Blunt

[XXXXX] Dept. Missouri

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kas Sept. 16th 1863

 

Hon. E. M Stanton

Secy. of War

Washington D. C.

 

Sir

 

The modified order from the War Department embodied in a letter addressed to Major Genl. Blunt bearing date June 26th 1863 provides that the “Company Officers of the 14th Kas. Col. Cavy. will be commissions by the Governor on the nomination of the numbers of their respective companies The Field Officers will be so commissioned on the nominations of the Majority of the Company Officers. This modification is made at the request of his excellency the Governor but is not intended to effect any appointment which may have been duly made prior to the receipt of this by you”

 

This Order on the part of Major Genl. Blunt has been strictly complied with when six (6) Co. had been duty mustered the Officers held an election for Field Officers  an Official copy of the proceedings of said election will be forwarded immediately. Eight companies are now mustered but the General Commanding did not deem it expedient to submit the proceedings of the election to the Governor until such time as the other four Cos could be mustered thus giving all the co Officers an opportunity to vote for all the Field Officers.

 

His Excellency the Governor of Kas. Has however seen fit to commission without an election one John G. Brown 1st Lieut. Of Co “C” of the Reg. as 1st Major and Lieut J.R. Kimble mustering and disbursing officers for the State of Kansas mustered Brown out as Lieut. and mustered him in as Major of the regt.

 

Brown has not been instrumental in any manner in secreting recruits for the rgt. is a stranger here and not know to possess any military qualification, is not the choice of the Officers of the regiment. and placing him in the regiment as Major without an election is doing great injustice to men who have not only spent time and money recruiting the regt. but are well known as gallant and efficient soldiers who have been in the service since the commencement of the War.

 

In View of these facts and at the request of the Company Officers it is most respectfully requested that an order be issued directly that Brown be mustered out from the date of his muster in and that since the regiment has been recruited to the minimum number only in requiring the consolidation of the recruits to complete the other 141 companies with the understanding that the Field Officers were to be elected. The General order is modified at the instance of the Governor to be strictly adhered to

 

Respectfully submitted by request of Major Genl. Blunt

T.J. Anderson

A.A.G.

 

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Head Quarters District of the Frontier

Fort Scott Kas Sept 17th 1863

 

Special Orders

No 70

 

II…..Capt W.W. Bixby Co “D” 14 Kas. Cavy and 1st Lieut J. Fin Hill 10th Kansas Infantry is hereby detailed upon recruiting service and will report accordingly to Major T.J. Anderson A.A. G. Recruiting Commission for further orders

 

By Command of Maj. Genl Blunt

H. Z. Curtis

Asst. Adjt. Genl

 

Maj T. J. Anderson

A.A.G.

Ric. Com.

 

Head Quarters District of the Frontier

Fort Scot Kansas September 21st 1863

 

Special Orders

No 74 I. A Board of Survey is hereby appointed to examine a lot of horses furnished by Major S. C. Easton Chief Quarter Master to Capt. M. H. Insby Depot Quarter Master Fort Scott

 

The Board will meet at Capt. Insby’s office at eight oclock on Sept 22nd or as soon thereafter as practicable the Junior member will act as Recorder

 

Detail for the Board

Lieut Col Campbell to the Kans Cav.

Maj. T.J. Anderson A.A. G. Rec. Comsn.

Capt J. M. Haskell A. G. [XXXXX]

 

By command of Major James Blunt

(signed) H. Z. Curtis

Apt. Adjt. Genl

 

Maj. [XXXXX]

[A.A.G. Rec. Coms.

 

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas Sept 21 1863

 

Capt. C.W. Foster

A.    A. Genl

Washington D.C.

 

Sir

 

The commission issued to Richard J. Hinton as Capt. In the 2nd Ks Col’d Reg’t has by him been inexplicably lost prior to muster

 

I respectfully request that a duplicate copy of the commission be furnished to enable Capt. Hinton to muster

 

I am Captain

Very respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

J. A. Anderson

Asst. Adjt. General

 

Fort Leavenworth Kansas

September 7th 1863

 

Sir

 

In compliance with instructions secured from Lieut. J. R. Kimble Mustering Officer I beg herewith to report to you as my company is at Barters Springs or [XXXXX] the [XXXXX] [XXXXX] and as I was ordered by Major T. J. Anderson to [XXXXX] at Fort Leavenworth on recruiting service for the Regiment I [XXXXX] it proper to report to you by letter.

 

Awaiting Your further orders

I remain Sir

Yours Restfully

Signed Samuel Sanders

Capt.  “A” Co 2nd Regt Kansas Col’d Vols

 

H. Z. Curtis A.A.G.

Dist of the Frontier

 

[Page 21]

 

Head Quarters District of the Frontier

Fort Scott Kansas September [XXXXX] 1863

 

Special Orders

No 76

 

I.                    Private George Dunnett Co. “I” 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry is hereby detailed on special duty as Clerk to Major T.J. Anderson A. A. Genl. At these Head Quarters and will report accordingly in person without delay

 

By Command of Major General Blunt

H.Z. Curtis

Asst. Adjt. General

 

Major T.J. Anderson

A.A.G.

Recruiting Comms.

 

Capt. A. Gunther

Co “H” 2nd Ks. Vols

 

Sir

 

Sargt Frank Kister and Corpl Wm M. Mercer of your Co having received commissions in the 2nd Ks Colored Vols respectfully request that you forward me their Description rolls to enable them to muster

 

I am Sir

Very Respectfully

Your Obdt Servant

(Signed) T.J. Anderson

Major & A.A. Genl

Recruiting Commission

 

Capt. A. Gunther

Co H 2nd Ks. Vols

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scot Kansas Sept. 25th 1863

 

Capt. C.W. Foster

Asst. Adjt. Genl

Washington D.C.

 

Sir

 

Will enlisted men who have received Recruiting Commissions for the 2nd Colored Regiment and received from their Commanding Officers the necessary orders detailing them to enable them to comply with the provisioned of said Recruiting Commission be entitled to commute to their rations at seventy five (75) cents per day while recruiting order said commission:

 

In order that each enlisted man may receive all that they may be entitled to in lieu of rations I respectfully request a speedy answer

 

I am Captain

Very Respectfully Sir

Your Obedient Servant

(Signed) T.J. Anderson

Asst. Adjt. Genl

Rect’g Commission

 

Capt. C.W. Foster

Asst. Adjt. Genl

Washington D.C.

 

[Page 22]

 

Fort Scott Kansas

August 28th 1863

 

We the undersigned Officers of the 14th Regt Kansas Vols. Representing Five Companies of said Regiment being all of said Reg’t now present at this Post, do hereby cast our votes for Field Officers of said Regiment for the following named persons and respectfully request the Governor to Commission them

 

For Colonel Thomas Moonlight

,, St. Col Chas H. Blair

,, 1st Major H.S. Green

,, 2nd Major D.H. David

,, 3rd Major J. Finn. Hill

 

William Sarimer Capt. Co. “A” 14th Reg’t Ks. Vols

1st St ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

R H Pierce 2nd St ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

Chas H. Ha[XXXXX] Capt. Co “B” ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

James Morris 2st. St. ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

A.J. Anderson 2nd St ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

Geo. I. Clark Capt Co “E” ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

Ben F. Josling 1st St ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

William B. Clark 2nd St ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

J.A. Huff 1st St. ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

W. D. Parish 2nd St ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

A. H. Campbell Capt Co “G” ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

C.S. Steel  1st St ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

J.M. Kilgore 2nd St ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

 

We the undersigned arriving at Fort Scott since the above recorded election desire hereby to cast our votes as follows & respectfully request the Governor to Commission the persons voted for

 

For Colonel Thomas Moonlight

,, St. Col Chas H. Blair

,, 1st Major D.H. David

,, 1st Major H.S. Greene

,, 3rd Major J. Finn. Hill

 

W. N. Bixby Capt. Co “D” 14th Regit Ks Vols

S. S. Jennings 1st St ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

James H. Benny 2nd St  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

Thomas Stevenson Capt Co H  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

James Ogen 1st St  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

Dudley Sawyer 2nd St  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

C.C. Whitman 1st St Co. “A” ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

Harris 1st St Co “S” ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

 

These two officers are at Fort Blunt and their names are signed by authority of Genl Blunt as requested by them

 

Head Qrs Recruiting Commission 14th Ks Vols

Fort Scott Kansas Sept 30th 1863

 

I hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the original filed in this Office. That the election was held. That I here was no influence brought to bear as so as to warp the Officers minds & that it is a clear majority of the Regiment

 

Signed T.J. Anderson

Major & A.A.G

 

We the undersigned Arming at Fort Scott Kansas since the above recorded election desire hereby to cast our votes as follows & Respectfully request the Governor to Commission the person voted for

 

For Colonel Thomas Moonlight

,, St. Col Chas H. Blair

,, 1st Major D.H. David

,, 1st Major H.S. Greene

,, 3rd Major J. Finn. Hill

 

[Page 23]

 

M. O. [XXXXX] Capt Co. “I” 14th Reg Ks. Vols

G.S. Borren 1st St ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

J. Rickabaugh 2nd St ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,, ,,

 

Hd. Qrs. Recruiting Commission 14th Ks Vols

Fort Scott Kansas Sept 26 1863

 

I certify that the above is a true copy of the Original filed in this Office. That the election was held. That there was no influence brought to bear so as to warp the Officers minds & that it is a clear majority of the Regiment.

 

(Signed) T.J. Anderson

Major & A.A.J.

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas Sept 26th 1863

Hon. E.M Stanton

Secretary of War

Washington D.C.

 

Sir

 

I have the honor to include herewith Certified Copy of Election for field Officers of 14th Reg. Ks Vols Cavy. A copy of the same has been forward to his Excellency Thomas Carney governor of Kansas with a request that Commissions be issued in compliance therewith, as per orders from the War Department. It is a clear majority of the Regiment. Obtained as per Certificate of Major Anderson A.A.G. A. Superintendent of Recruiting 14th Ks & 2nd Col. I understand the Governor of Kansas is now in Washington and I refer the whole matter to you that it may be met squarely face to face. The Governor has broken his faith with the War Dept for it was at his instance and earnest solicitations that the order was amended requiring the Companies to elect their own Officers and the Company Officers. Field Officers out of eight applications for Commissions for sets of Company Officers only three have been Commissioned and no reason given why the others have not been like treated. The Governor has thus willfully disregarded your order and ignored his own handy-work. Again and while a copy of an election held by the then five Companies at this place was in his office. He willfully and deliberately disregarded said Election by Commissioning a Srgnt Brown Major who has not received one vote; for particulars in this case I would respectfully refer your letter of (over)

 

[Page 24]

 

St. Col Moonlight bearing date of Sept 13 forwarded through the Hon J. H. Sane. The 141th Reg. Ks Cav’y is made up and composed of men from nearly all fronts of the West & South Missouri and Nebraskans Arkansans Texans & Kansans. It is clearly the work of a Commissioner not that of a Governor & therefore not under the law of Congress. The Officers elected to the various positions want to work to raise the Regiment and spent their time and money in so doing, with the perfect understanding that all the Officers would be elected, a very great many of the rank & file never would have enlisted had it been otherwise & if faith is to be broken with them through any political influences, the men are in the service through false misrepresentations. The Field Officers elected are the very best in Kansas as a proof of what I say I would refer you to the Kansas delegation and to his Exc’y the Governor himself. As a precedent in this matter between the Gov. of Ks & the War Dept I would respectfully call your attention to the cases of C. W. Blair commissioned Colonel & J.S. Greene St. Col of this 12th Regt Ks Infy, raised by the Hon J.H. Sane Recruiting Commissioner on authority from the War Dept. These two Officers the then Governor of Ks. Commissioned in direct contempt of the War Dept. order and I would not permit their muster into services. The matter was brought before the War Dept. by the Hon. F.P. Stanton on behalf of these two officers and the decision was advance them to on the grounds that the Rgt. Was raised by a Commissioner and was not the works of the Government nor subject to the law of Congress. The present case is doubly strong as the Reg. is clearly not a Kansas Regiment in the strict sense of the term and being raised by a Commissioner is not subject to the dictates of the Governor, he having had no hand in it. The reg. is now complete and awaiting the actions of the Governor. I respectfully ask for a final settlement of this matter at once as I intend taking the Regiment with me to Fort Smith Arkansas on the 10th of October. I cannot now leave until the matter is settled nor would I have left my command at all were it not for this difficulty. I desired to be here in person and see with my own eyes before referring the matter to your Dept. Awaiting your early decision.

 

I have the honor to be

Very Respectfully In

Your Obedient Servant

 

[Page 25]

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas Sept 26th 1863

 

To His Excelency

Thomas Carney

Gov of Kansas

 

Gov.

 

I have the honor herewith to forward your certified copies of the results of an Election by the line officers of the 14th Regt. Kans Vols. Also a Copy of the letter of the Hon Scy of War prescribing how said Officers should be nominated and Commissioned. I respectfully request that the Officers nominated as shown by the accompanying veterens be Commissioned without delay or that you shall state to me officially your refusal to do so

 

Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

Jas. G. Blunt

Major General

And Recruiting Commissioner

 

 

Head Quarters District of the Frontier

Fort Scott Kansas Sep 28th 1863

 

Special Orders

No 81

 

III. 1st Sergt Smith Co “C” 3rd Kas Cav. is detailed upon Special service and will report in person for duty to Major T.J. Anderson A.A.G. at these Head Quarters

 

By Command of

Major General Blunt

H.Z. Curtis

Assistant Adjutant General

 

Maj. T.J. Anderson

A.A.G.

 

Head Quarters District of the Frontier

Fort Scott Kansas Sep 28th 1863

 

Major

 

The General Commanding deems to move Head Quarters to Fort Smith on or about the 12th [XXXXX] and desires  you to make your requisite arrangements for missing and [XXXXX] by that date. Now will make you estimates and requisitions upon the proper department for at least your desk full of stationary, blanks etc, etc

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

H. Z. Curtis

Asst. Adjt. General

 

Major T.J. Anderson

A.A. Genl

Recrt’g Commission

 

[Page 26]

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas Sep 28th 1863

 

Hon. E. M. Stanton

Secretary of War

Washington D.C.

 

Sir

 

I have the honor to nominate the following persons for Commissioned Officers in the 2nd Regt Ks Col’d Vols

 

Viz

Captain James Adams

1st Sgnt Samuel Kaiserman

2nd Sgnt Isaiah Nichols

 

And request that the following person be discharged the service as belonging to the following organizations

 

Private Samuel Kaiserman Co “I” 2nd Ks Vol. Cav

,, Isaiah Nichols 12th Ks Vol Infty

 

The Company for which these Commissions are requested has been duly mustered into the U.S. service.

 

The other four companies are recruited and only require consolidation to complete the organization of the Regt. I desire to take the Regt to Fort Smith on the 10th of Oct to this end I respectfully request that the following Officers be Commissioned immediately to enable them to muster immediately on the organization of the Regiment

 

Colonel S.J. Cranford

Major J. Howard Gillpatrick

Surgeon G.W. Wolgemott

Chaplain I.B. McAfee

 

I am Sir

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

Major General

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas Oct 1st 1863

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas Oct 1st 1863

 

Brig Genl. S. Thomas

Adjt Genl U.S. Army

Washington D.C.

 

Genl,

 

I have the honor to report being on duty as Asst Adjt Genl of the Recruiting Commission at Fort Scott Kansas by order of Major General Jas G Blunt

 

I am Sir

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

T.J. Anderson

Major & Asst Adjt Genl

 

Head Quarters 13th Kans Vols

Camp at Webber Falls C.N Sep 14th 1863

 

Major T.J. Anderson

A.A.G.

 

Sir

 

I have the honor herewith to transmit the Description Rolls of the following named enlisted men of this Regt that have received commissions in the 14th Kans Vols. Viz

Q.M. Sargt Thomas Stevenson 13th K.V

Sargt James Ogan Co “A” ,,  ,,  ,,

Private Dudley Sawyer ,, “I” ,,  ,,  ,,

 

You will please transmit to these Hd Qrs the date of their muster into service

 

I have the honor to be

Very Respectfully Your Svt

Signed J. B Wheeler Lieut Col

13th K.V. Cavl’y Regt

 

[Page 27]

 

Hd Quarters 3rd Brigade

Skullyville C.W. Sep 27 1863

 

Maj. Gen. Blunt

 

Gen

 

The landing Officers at Fort Blunt sent back with the last Train to Fort Scott about 30 recruits of the 13th Ks. Vols as [XXXXX] [XXXXX] Lieuts are waiting to be mustered and cannot be until there recruits are assigned to duty.

 

Such outrages[?] are too bad to be submitted to and I hope you will give the Officers in Command a proper [XXXXX] and have the recruits forwarded as soon as possible

 

Very Respectfully

Tho [XXXXX] Bomen

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas Oct 11 1863

 

Lieut J.R. Kemble 3rd U.S. Cav

Mustering Officer

Fort Leavenworth Ks

 

I have the honor to request certified copies of the muster rolls of Co. A B C D & F of the 2nd Ks Colored Vols. The above Co’s men mustered by you and you will confer a favor by forwarding them immediately that I may be enabled to complete the organization of the Regt.

 

I am Sir

Very Respectfully

Your Obdt Servant

T.J. Anderson

Asst Adjt General

 

War Department

Adjutant Generals Office

Washington D.C. Sep 28 1863

 

Major General James G. Blunt

U.S. Volunteers

Fort Scott Kansas

 

General

 

I am instructed by the Secretary of War to direct that all the Officers appointed to the 2nd Regt Kansas Colored Volunteers must be regularly mustered into service for three years or during the War, as provided in General Order No 48, current [XXXXX] War Department.

 

Those heretofore appointed will be immediately mustered into service as above dictated provided they have not already been so mustered. In cases where the date on which the Officer joined for duty is not known, the question of muster will be referred to the Department and a muster in will be ordered to date from the date on which the Officer accepted his appointment.

 

I have the honor to be

Very Respectfully

Your Obdt Servant

C.W. Foster

Asst. Adjt Gen’l

 

[Page 28]

 

War Department

Adjutant General’s Office

Washington D.C. Sept 25th 1863

 

Lieut James R. Kemble

3rd U.S. Cavalry

Chief M.O. State Kansas

Fort Leavenworth

 

Sir

 

I am directed to enclose herewith a copy of a letter of June 28th, which prescribes the conditions under with the Officers of the 14th Kansas Cavalry are to be Commissioned. Prior to the receipt of the said letter, it was arranged that the Officers should be commissioned by His Excellency the Gov on the nomination of Major General Blunt. You will therefore observe the foregoing strictly and refuse to make any muster of Officers for the regiment until you are assured the orders of the War Department have been fully complied with. If musters have been made by you in violation of the said orders you will immediately make them.

 

Copies of this letter have been furnished His Excellency the Gov’r and Major Jas G Blunt for their information and guidance.

 

You will, also, furnish three copies and report upon having done so to this office

 

I am Sir

Very Respectfully

Your Obdt Servant

(signed) Tho’s M. Vincent

Asst Adjt. Gen’l

 

Official Copy

Respectfully furnished for the information

Major General Jas. G. Blunt

 

U.S. Vols

Thomas M. Vincent

Asst. Adjt Gen’l

 

 

War Department

Adjutant General’s Office

Washington D.C. Sept 25th 1863

 

His Excellency

The Governor of Kansas

Leavenworth Kansas

 

Sir

 

In answer to your letter of the 11th inst. in response to commissions and musters of the officers of the 14th Kansas Cavalry, I share the honor to enclose herewith a copy of a letter on the subject to the U.S. Mustering Officer.

 

In addition, I am instructed to inform your Excellency that should it not be your desire to commission the Officers under the conditions embraced in your letter from the office of June 26th, it will [XXXXX] on the War Department to issue the same, as in other like cases upon the receipt of the proper rolls at this office.

 

I have the honor to be

Very Respectfully

Your Obdt Servant

(signed) Thos. M. Vincent

Asst Adjt Gen’l

 

Official Copy

Respectfully furnished for the information of

Major Gen’l J. G. Blunt U.S. Vols

The Hd Qrs Dept of the M[XXXXX]

Thomas M. Vincent

Asst. Adjt Gen’l

 

[Page 29]

 

War Department

Adjutant Generals Office

Washington D.C. June 26th 1863

 

Major General J.G. Blunt U.S. Vols

Cav Commanding General Dept of Missouri

St. Louis, MO.

 

General,

 

The authority given you of date June 5th to raise a regiment of Cavalry is hereby amended as follows:

 

The Company Officers will be commissioned by the Governor on the nominations of the members of the respective companies.

 

The Field Officers will be so commissioned on the nominations of the majority of the company officers.

 

This modification is made at the request of his Excellency the Governor but is not intended to affect any appointments, which may have been duly made prior to the receipt of this by you.

 

I am General Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

(signed) Thomas M. Vincent

Asst. Adjutant General

 

Official

Thomas M. Vincent

Asst. Adjutant General

 

Baxter Springs Oct 9th 1863

Hon. E.M. Stanton

Secy of War

 

Sir

 

I have the honor to request the discharge of Corporal J.R. F. Shull of the 2nd Kans. Batting and his appointment set Sgnt of Co. “A” 2nd Kans. Colored Vols. To fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of 2st Sgnt Ralph G. Cook killed at the Battle of Baxter’s Springs on the 6th inst. Said discharge and commission to date from the 15th of Oct 1863

 

Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

Jas. G. Blunt

Major General and Recruiting Commissioner

 

State of Kansas

Executive Department

Topeka Oct 9th 1863

 

Major

 

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your certificate of Election of sundry officers of the 14th Regt Kansas Cavalry, and to inform you that the same will be presented to Gov. Carney upon his return to the State, which will probably be in a few days.

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obdt Servt

Ward Burlingame

Priv. Sec’y

 

Maj. T.J. Anderson

Asst Adjt Genl

Fort Scott

 

[Page 30]

 

Head Quarters District of the Frontier

Fort Scott Kansas Oct. 14th 1863

 

Special Orders

No 89

 

II… The following named enlisted men now on recruiting service for the 14th Regt Ks Vols are hereby relieved and will report to their Comd’g Officer for duty Viz.

 

Sergt James Graham Co. “C” 6th Kans Cavalry

,, C C Senville ,, “F” ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

,,  ,, Holcroft ,, “D” 13th ,, Infy ,,

Private J.M Mills ,, “D” 14th ,, Cav ,,

,, Frank Peterpies ,, “C” ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

,, Wm A. Scott ,, “I” 9th ,,  ,,  ,, 

 

By Command of

Major General Blunt

T.J. Anderson

A.A.G & Recty Comm

 

War Department Adjutant Generals Office

Washington D.C. Oct 5th 1863

 

Major T.J. Anderson

A.A. Genl Vols

Head Quarters Recty Commission

Fort Scott Kansas

 

Major

 

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 25th [XXXXX] asking if Enlisted men who have received recruiting Commissions are entitled to commutation of rations at the rate of (75) seventy five centes per diem.

 

In reply thereto, I am directed to say that such men are not on the Recruiting Service in the sense required by the recruiting regulations to entitle them to Commutation of rations

 

Their reward for successfully recruiting lies in their subsequent appointment and muster into service as Officers

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obd’t Servant

C.W. Foster

Asst Adjt General

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas Oct 14th 1863

 

Hon E.M. Stanton

Secry of War

 

I herewith transmit for your approval the enclosed order transferring Co “C” 5th Regt [XXXXX] to Co “M” 14th Kans Vols.

 

I beg to state for your information the following as the reason for such action.

 

This Co was recreated in Kansas and is composed of civilized and intelligent Indians mostly Shawnee who speak English. They selected their Officers and were mustered into the 5th Reg’t J.I.G. before the Order was received from the War Dept to muster out the Officers of the 4th and 5th. Reg’ts and transfer the men other Indian Regts. They could not be transferred to either the 1st 2nd or 3rd Regts without breaking up the Co and distributing the men. To this they objected: having been enlisted with the provision that they should have their own Co organization, but consented to become a part of the organization of the 14th Regt Kans Vols. Knowing the proclivities of Indian characters I believe to break up their Co and distribute them in the other Regs would destroy the efficiency. I have concluded that the best way to remedy the

 

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difficulty is to transfers them to the 14th Reg’t. which needs only this Co to complete its organization with 12 Cos. The men will make good Cavalry Soldiers equal to any with the Service and for Scouting purposes superior to any other class of men. I trust that the action I have taken in this mater may receive your favorable consideration.

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obdt Servant

 

Major General

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas Oct 14th 1863

 

His Excellency

The Gov of Kansas

Topeka Kansas

 

Sir

 

I certify on honor that an Election of the members of Co “M” 14th Kans Vols for Co Officers held at Fort Scott set this day, the following Officers were duly and fairly elected Viz

 

Captain Joseph G. [XXXXX]

1st Srgt Alexenader Bomes

2nd Srgt Wm S. Trott

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obdt Servt

 

Asst Adjt Genl

Rect’g Comm

 

 

Head Quarters Recruitg Com.

Fort Scott Kans Oct 15 1863

 

His Excellency

The Governor of Kansas

Topeka Kans.

 

Sir

 

I certify on honor that an election held by the members of Co. “S.” 14th Kansas Vols at Fort Scott Kans. This day for officers of the Company, the following named persons were duly and fairly elected to the positions indicated. Viz

 

Captain Charles Harris

1st Lieut Joseph R. Pratt

2nd Lieut Wm A. Wrightenberry

 

Very Respectfully Sir

Your Obedient Servant

 

A.A. Gen’l

Recruiting Commission

 

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Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas Oct. 17th 1863

 

J. Howard Gillpatrick

Fort Scott, KS

 

Sir

 

You are hereby notified that you have been appointed Major of the 2nd Regt Ks Colored Vols. Subject to the approval of the Sec’y of War Pending the receipt of your appointment. You are assigned to the command of the Regt and will enter at once upon the discharge of your duties

 

By Command of

Major General Blunt

Recruiting Commissioner

 

Asst. Adjt Genl

 

Hd Qrs. Recruiting Commission

14th Reg. Ks. Vol Cavy

Fort Scott Oct. 5th 1863

 

Lieut J. R. Kimble

Mustering & Disbursing Office

 

Sir

 

Maj Gen’l Blunt Recruiting Commissioner directs me to inform you, that: J.G. Brown Commissioned by his Excellency the Gov. of Ks. a Major in the 14th Ks. Cavy in violation of his instruction received from the War Dept. bearing date of June 26th 1863. Cannot be recognized as such

 

I am Respectfully

Your Obdt Servt

T. Moonlight

Lt. Col. 14th Ks Vols

& Superintendent Rectg 14 Ks Cav’y

 

War Department

Adjutant Generals Office

Washington D.C. Oct. 9th 1863

 

Major General

James G. Blunt

Comd’g District of the Frontier

Fort Scott Kansas

 

General

 

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 28th [XXXXX] recommending certain person for appointment to the Second Regiment Kansas Colored Vols. And to inform you that the appointments therein recommended are approved by the Secretary of War with the exception of the Colonel and Chaplain. I am directed to say that these two Officers will not be appointed until the ten companies of which the regiment is to be commissioned are mustered into service.

 

Enclosed herewith please find the appointment of Major Gillpatrick, Surgeon Wolgemott and Captain Adams.

 

The appointments of Lieutenants Kaiserman and Nochols will be forwarded in a day or two with the order for their discharge from service as enlisted men.

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obd’t Servant

C.W. Foster

Asst Adjt Genl

 

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Head Qrs. Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas Oct. 14th 1863

 

Hon E. M. Stanton

Sec’y of War

Washington D. C.

 

Sir

 

I have the honor to report the organization of the 2nd Reg. Ks. Col’d Vols. Complete numbering in the aggregate 835 enlisted men as per accompanying Report of Maj. F. J. Weed Asst Coms’y of Muster

 

I have the honor to nominate the following persons for Commissioned Officers. Viz

 

Col. S.J. Cranford

Sgt. Horatio Kne[XXXXX]

Ass Surgeon J.D. Wood

Chaplain J.B. McAfee

 

Captain Ebenezer Curtis

Do Alexander Rush

Do James S. Raferty [?]

Do John Branson

 

1st Lieut Orlando S. Bartlett

Do Marcus F. Gillpatrick

Do David C. Westervelt

Do Wm. G. White

 

2nd Lieut George E. Hutchinson

Do Dick Hardin

Do Harry E. Chase

Do Jesse Brickman

 

I also respectfully request that the following enlisted men be discharged the service

Ebenezer Curtis Private Co “F” 9th Ks. Vols

Orland S. Bartlett ,, Co “A” 13th Ks Vols

D.K. Hardin Private Co. “F” 12th Ks Vols

Marcus F. Gillpatrick ,, Co “C” 9th Ks Vols

Alexander Rush ,, Co “F” 11th Ks. Vols

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

 

Major General

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas Oct 18th 1863

 

Hon. E. M. Stanton

Sec’y of War

 

Sir

 

Having completed the Organization of the 2nd Regiment of Kansas Colored Vols. of which I notified your Dept. officially on yesterday. I now have the honor to request authority to raise and organize two additional Regiments and a Battery of Artillery.

 

My experience is that negroes equal to any in the service. They be more easily drilled and better disciplined than white volunteers while their valor & gallantry has been thoroughly tested and found equal to any emergency.

 

Late dispatches from Fort Smith and Fort Gibson informs me that negroes are continually coming within our lines and are anxious to enter service. And upon my arrival at Fort Smith, for which place I expect to leave in a few days. I can recruit the 3rd & 4th Regiments with little delay.

 

I trust this application may receive your favorable consideration

 

Very Respectfully

 

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Your Obdt Servant

Major General

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas Oct 19th 1863

 

At an Election held at the Hd Qrs. 14th Ks Vols on the 19th day of October 1863 for Regimental Adjutant “We” the undersigned Officers of said Regiment do cast our Votes as follow for Wm. O. Gould

 

Charles Willetts Capt Co “C” D Sawyers 2nd Lieut Co “H”

John F. Dalton 1st Lieut Co. “C” G.R. [XXXXX] Capt Co “K”

B.F. Henry 2nd Do Co. “I” I. [XXXXX] 1st Lieut Co. “K”

M.O. [XXXXX] Capt. Co. “I” H.Minton 2nd Lieut Co “K”

John K. Rickolaugh 2nd Lieut. H.M. Bixbie Capt Co. “D”

George S Bomen 1st Do Co “I” S.S. Jennings 1st Lieut Co “D”

A.K. Campbell Capt. Co. “G” James Berry 2nd Do Co “D”

O.S. Steel 1st Lieut Co “G” Charlie Harris Capt Co “S”

James M Kilgrove 2nd Do Co “G” Joseph R. Pratt 1st Lieut Co. “S”

John A. Huff 1st Lieut Co “F” Wm Wrightemburg 2nd Do Co “S”

William D. Parrish 2nd Do Co “F” Chat H. Hayner Capt Co “B”

Thos Stevenson Capt Co “H” James Norris 1st Lieut Co “B”

James O. Ogan 1st Lieut Co “H” Andrew M. Anderson 2nd Do Co “B”

 

A.H. Campbell

President

 

M.O. Tuples

Secretary

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas Oct 20th 1863

 

J.D. Wood

Wareland

[XXXXX] [XXXXX]

Kansas

 

Sir

 

I have the honor to inform you that your have been nominated by Major General Blunt as Asst Surgeon of the 2nd Regiment Kansas Colored Volunteers Pending your appointment by the Sec’y of War. You are assigned to duty in the regiment and on receipt henceforth report to your Comd’g Officer for duty

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obdt Servant

T. J. Anderson

Asst Adjt Genl

Recruiting Commission

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kans Oct. 23rd 1863

 

Capt C. W. Foaster

Asst. Adjt. Gen’l

Chief of Col’d Buerau

Washington D.C.

 

Sir

 

I have the honor to transmit herewith muster in Rolls and enlistement papers of Cos. A. B. C. D. & F. 2nd Reg Kans. Colored Volunteers. Mustered by Lieut. J. R. Kimble 3rd U.S. Cavalry Mustering Officer for the State of Kansas. Cos E. G. H. I. & K were

 

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Were mustered by Maj. T. J. Weed A.D.C. and Asst Com’y of Musters for the District of Kansas, who has forward through the proper channel to Muster in Rolls and enlistment papers.

 

I am Captain

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

 

Asst Adjt Genl

Recruiting Commission

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kans Oct 23 1863

 

Sir

 

You are hereby notified that you have been nominated by major Gen’l Blunt as Colonel of the 2nd Regt Kans Col’d vols. pending your appointment by the Secretary of War You are assigned to the command of the Regiment and on receipt thereof will at once enter upon the discharge of your duties

 

By Command of Major Gen. Blunt

 

Asst. Adjt. Gen

 

S.J. Crawford

Copl 2nd Ks. Cav.

 

Fort Scott Kans Oct 26 1863

 

Major Anderson

 

Sir

 

I respectfully decline the position of Surgeon with Ks. Vol in [XXXXX] sequence of my having been appointed to the position of Apt Surgeon at this post

 

Very respectfully

Your Obdt Servant

(signed) Jms H. Cage [?]

 

U.S. Mustering & Disbursing Office

Fort S[XXXX] Ks Oct 20 1863

 

Mrs Jams g. Brown

 

Sir

 

Having been officially informed by Major General Jas. G. Blunt Commissioning District of the Frontier and Recruiting Commisioner for th e14th Regiment Ks Cavalry Vols. that you have been commissioned as Major in the 14th Reg’t Kans Cav. Vols in violation of instructions received from the War Department bearing dates June 5th and June 26th 1863 [XXXXX] as Major in said regiment is therefore [XXXXX]

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obt Servant

Signed J.R. Stemble

1st Sr 3rd U.S. Cavalry

Mustering & [XXXXX] Off

 

Copy [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] to

Major General J.G. Blunt

 

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State of Kansas

Executive Department

Topeka October 29th 1863

 

Major T.J. Anderson

Asst Adjt General

Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas

 

Major

 

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt per favor of Major L.I. Weed of a certified Roster of the Officers of the 14th Regiment Kansas volunteers Cav.

 

These officers I have commissioned with the following exceptions: Colonel Thomas Moonlight; Major H. S. Greene and I. Fin Hill: Surgeon - Nags: Asst Surgeon I. F. Hathaway, Commission I.C. Haskell, and the Officers of Company “B.”

 

I have declined to commission the Officers above specified for the following reasons

 

1st I have no official information that the Regiment is filled to the standard which would entitle it to a Colonel.

 

2nd On the 16th day of April 1963 Thomas Moonlight was duly commissioned Colonel of the 11th Regiment Kansas Volunteers. Which commission he now holds thus preventing one from legally appointing him to an office of like grade in Another Regiment.

 

I have already commissioned two Majors for this Regiment Vzz: John G. Boren and Daniel M. David and the reason given for declining to commission a Colonel likewise prevents me from Commissioning I. Fin Hill. In the case of H. S. Greene in addition to the reason given above there is this Special reason why I cannot commission him Viz: there are on file in my office a number of charges of a grave nature against the character of said Greene preferred from various sources and apparently well supported. I cannot therefore consistently and conscientiously promote him to any position in any of the Volunteer Regiments of this State.

 

I have not commissioned either Nags as Surgeon or [XXXXX] L. Hathaway as Asst Surgeon for the reason that no certificate of qualification from the Board of Medical examiners of this state has been presented by either as required by law.

 

The same reason which presented me from Commissioning at this time a Colonel an additional Major And an additional Asst. Surgeon (that is the [XXXXX] of the Regiment) also presents my commissioning a Commissary.

 

The Company reported as Company “B” of this Regiment was raised for the Sixth Regiment Kansas Vol. Cav. Under my auspices and by my authority and the Officers of said Company were Commissioned by me for Co “M” of said sixth Reg’t a pretended assignment of said Company to the 14th Regiment was made without authority of law and without my consent or approval.

 

I therefore recognize this Company as not properly belonging to the 14th Regiment, and cannot commission its Officers as such.

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obdt Servt

Tho. Carney Gov

 

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Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas. Nov 6. 1863

 

Major,

 

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 3rd inst information me that the recent election of Field Officers by the Co Officers of the 14th Kansas Vols was unauthorized and directing me to make no certificate of election or musters except in accordance with the original election a certified copy of which is on file in this office. In reply I have to say that at the urgent request of the officers concerned I attended a meeting of the Company Officers of that Reg’t held at the Office of Capt Clask on the 4th inst. A majority of the company Officers being there represented and at which the following named persons were unanimously elected to the Field positions set opposite their names respectively-to wit,

 

Charles N. Blair  Colonel

Daniel G David Lieut ,,

James G. Brown 1st Major

Albert I. Briggs 2nd ,,

J. Fin Gile 3rd ,,

 

Subsequently, I made a certificate at the request of said officers, a copy of which I enclose. This certificate with the original proceedings of the meeting – signed I am informed by Twenty Siz Company Officers has been sent to the Governor of Kansas with the request that the Officers so elected be at once Commissioned.

 

[XXXXX] consequence of this action other officers than those chosen an earlier election should present commissions and ask to be mustered into the Regiment. I shall of course under the instructions of the Comdg General as contained in your communications, be oblidged to suspend all action as a Mustering Officer and refer the matter to the Adjt Genl for decision

 

The receipt of a letter, addressed to Gen E. M. Stanton by Maj. Genl Blunt Recruiting Commissioner is acknowledged and it will be forwarded by next mail – with a certified copy of election of Field Officers as directed.

 

I have the honor to enclose for the information of Maj Genl Blunt a copy of a letter from his excellency Thos. Carney Gov of Kansas airing his reasons for not commissioning certain Officers for the 14th Kans Vols – named within

 

I Remain Major

Very Respectfully

Your Obdt Servt

Maj & A. S. C.

Actg Asst Adgt Genl

 

Maj T. J. Anderson

Asst Adnt Genl

Dist of Frontier

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Scott Kansas Nov 9th 1863

 

Major

 

I have the honor to transmit herewith Delicate Receipts for Blank Books Stationary & Co transferred to me by you on the Second day of Nov. 2863.

 

I Remain Major

Very Respectfully

Your Obdt Servt

Maj & A.S. C.

Act. Asst. Adjt. Genl.

 

Maj T. J. Anderson

Asst Adnt Genl

Dist of Frontier

 

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Mustering and Disbursing Office

Fort Leavenworth Kansas

Oct. 23rd 1863

 

Major T.J. Anderson

Asst. Adjt. Genl of Recruiting Comn

Fort Scott Kansas

 

Sir

 

I have the honor to enclose herewith copy of a circular received from the War Department giving to each enlisted Colored Soldier a premium of two dollars.

 

I am Major

Very Respectfully

Your Obdt Servt.

(signed) J. R. Kemble

1st Lieut 3rd U.S. Cav.

Mustering of Disb’g Officer

 

War Department

Provost Marshal Genl’s Office

Washington D.C. Aug. 24, 1863

 

Circular

 

Lieut J.R. Kemble

Mustering and Disb’g Officer

Fort Leavenworth Kans.

 

Sir:

 

By direction of the Secrety of War, the enlistment fee of two dollars will be paid for all accepted Col. Recruits. Such payments will be made and accounted for in the manner prescribed by existing Regulations

 

I have the honor to be

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

James B. Fry

Provost Marshall Gen’l

 

A.    McKeever

J.R. Kemble

 

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War Department

Adjutant Genls Office

Washington D.C. Oct 30 1863

 

Major Gen’l James G. Blank

Com’dg Dist. of the Frontier

Fort Scott Kans.

 

General

 

In reply to your letter of the 19th inst. requesting authority to raise two Colored Regiments Infantry and one Light Artillery Company, I am directed to inform you that authority for you to raise one regiment of Infantry, Colored, will be issued to day.

 

There being now a sufficiency of Light Artillery in service it is not deemed expedient to authorize more to be raised

 

I have the honor to be

Very Respectfully

Your Obt Servant

Signed C.W. Foster

Asst. Adjt Genl. Vols.

 

War Department

Adjt. Genls Office

Washington D.C. Oct. 30.1863

 

Major Gen James G. Blunt

Comd’g Dist of the Frontier

Fort Scott Kansas

 

General:

 

I am instructed by the Secty of War to inform you that your are hereby authorized to raise within the limits of your Command one Regiment of Infantry to be composed of Colored men to be mustered into the service of the United State for three years or during the war.

 

The Regiment will be known and designated as the Eleventh (11th) Regiment United States Colored Troops.

 

To those troops no bounties will be paid. They will received ten dollars per month and one ration, three dollars of which monthly pay may be in clothing.

 

The organization of the Regiment must conform in all respects to the requirements of General Order No. 110 Current Services War Department.

 

The Officers will be appointed by the President and the appointments will be confined to those who pass the examining Boards, as provided

 

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In General Orders Nos. 143 and 144 Current Services War Department.

 

Candidates for appointment will on your recommendation receive permission from the War Department to appear for examination before the Board now in session at Saint Louis Mo.

 

At your request, on Field Officer with the rank of Lieut Colonel and four Second Lieuts will be appointed to commence the organization of the regiment.

 

Officers will be mustered into service when they joining for duty on the presentation to the proper Mustering Officer their appointments signed by the Secrty of War.

 

The necessary supplies will be furnished by the respective Depts on your requisition

 

I have the honor to be

Very Respectfully

Your Obt. Servant

(Signed) C.W. Foster

Asst. Adjt. Genl. Vols.

 

Head Quarters Recrt’g Com.

Fort Smith Ark. Nov. 19. 1863

 

Captain

 

You are hereby notified that you have been nominated to the Present of the U.S. for appointment as Lieut. Col. Of the 11th Regt. U. States Colored Troops to be organized under my supervision by authority of the Secretary of War a copy of which is herein enclosed.

 

Immediately on the receipt of this authority you will select a rendezvous for the reception of recruits who will be Enlisted on Certificates of Enlistment. A medical officer will be detailed to report to you for the purpose of examining all recruits prior to enlistment and no recruit will be enlisted until he has passed a thorough examination by the examining Surgeon and in all other respects the organization must conform with the Requirements of General Orders No 110 Current Services War Department

 

Requisitions for Clothing Camp & Garrison Equippage Arms & Ordinance Stores will be made by you on the different Depts at the post to be approved at these Head Quarters.

 

Four Recruiting Officers with the rank of 2nd Lieutenants will be detailed to report to you with as little delay as possible. And noncommissioned Officers and privates of other Regiments will upon your request be de-

 

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Tailed to report to you, as they may be required to drill recruits. You will report weekly to these Head Quarters the number of Recruits enlisted

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obt Servant

 

Major General

Recruiting Commissioner

 

Head Qrs. Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark. Nov. 23, 1863

 

Hon E. M. Stanton

Secretary of War

 

Sir:

 

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt on the 14th inst. of your letter of authority of date of the 30th [XXXXX] to recruit the 11th Regt. U.S. Colored Troops.

 

As directed I have selected 5 persons and assigned them to duty as Recruiting Officers and request that the enlisted men be discharged and Commissions issued as follows

 

Capt. Jams M Stuh 12th Kans. Vols as Lieut. Col. and

Private Joseph Sanph C. H. 2nd Ks. Vols

,, John Hays Copl 5th ,,  ,,

,, Wm H. t. Wakefield Co. B. 17th Ks ,,

and Alanson Simonds (Citizens) as 2nd Lieutenants

 

About 250 recruits here already been enlisted and there is every prospect that the regiment will be speedily filled.

 

Meritorious Noncommissioned Offs and privates from the old Regiments will be nominated to you for officers of the 11th Regt U.S. Col’d Troop as soon as they can be enlisted.

 

In view of the great distance from Saint Louis without regular facilities of communication, I would suggest if practical, that a Board for the examination of Candidates for positions be convened at this place or that one or more members of the Board be ordered here from St. Louis for that purpose. It will be a serious inconvenience to send men to St. Louis for examination

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obt Servant

 

Major General

Recruiting Commissioner

 

Address all communications via St Louis & Springfield Mo.

 

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Head Qrs. Dist. of the Frontier

Fort Smith Ark Nov. 19, 1863

 

Special Orders

No 14

 

II…Capt. J. M Stuh 12th Cans. Vols is hereby detailed as Recruiting Officer and will report forthwith to Major Genl Blunt Recruiting Commissioner at fort Smith

 

By Command of Maj Genl John McNeil

Signed Jo. F. Fatum

Acty Asst Adjt Genl

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark Nov. 25, 1863

 

Sir:

 

I have the honor to nominate 1st Lieut Silas Hunter of the 2nd Regiment of Indian Home Guards for appointment as Major of the 11th Regt KS Colored Troops now in process of organization by authority of the War Dept.

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obt Servt

 

Major Grant

Recruiting Commission

 

Head Quarters Rec. Com

Fort Smith, Ark Nov. 24 63

Capt C.W. Foster

Asst. Adjt Genl

Washington D.C.

 

Sir:

 

General Order No 75 A.G. O. Washington D.C. dated July 8 1863 authorizes the payment of one Recruiting Officer for each Cavy as 2nd Lieut from date of appointment to duty of muster into the service. Are Recruiting Officers for Colored Regiments entitled to the same pass?

 

I have the honor to be

Very Respectfully

Your Obt Servt

 

Major General

Recruiting Commissioner

 

Head Qrs. Recrtg Commission

Fort Smith Ark Nov 26 163

 

Lieut Silas Hunter

Recruiting Officer

11th KS. Col. Troops

 

Sir

 

Major Genl Blunt Rec. Comn. Directs that you collect all colored recruits at or near Fort Gibson C.N. and forward them to this place with as little delay as possible

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obt Servt

 

A.A.G.

 

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Head Quarters Dist of the Frontier

Fort Smith Ark. Nov. 25. 1863

 

Special Orders

No 20

 

I… 1st Lieut. Silas Hunter 2nd Regt. Indian Home Guards having been selected for the position of Major of the 11th U.S. Colored Troops, is hereby relived from duty with his Regiment and will report without delay to for duty to Major General James G Blunt at Fort Smith.

 

By Command of Brig. Gen. McNeil

Signed Jo. T. Tatum

Actg Asst. Adjt Gen’l

 

Head Quarters Rec. Commission

Fort Smith Ark. Nov. 30 ‘63

 

Hon E M. Stanton

Secretary of War

 

Sir:

 

I have the honor to nominate Lieut Col. Fred N. Schaunte of the 2nd Regt. Indian Home Guards for appointment as Colonel of the 11th Regt. U.S. Colored Troops now in process of organization at this place by authority of the War Department

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obt. Servant

 

Major General

Recruiting Commissioner

 

Head Quarters 11th U.S. Col. Troops

December 1st 1863

 

Major:

 

I send you below the names of five men who were enlisted by Lieut Sample and [XXXXX] by Lieut Hanes for the 11th U.S. Colred & to some of whom Clothing was issued.

 

They afterwards deserted and joined the 1st Kansas Colored.

 

I presume if you would call the attention of Col. Williams to the matter, they would be promptly returned.

 

I am Very Respectfully

Your Most Obt. Servant

Signed J.M. Steele

Lt. Col. 11th U.S. Col. Troop

and Recruiting Officer

 

Major T.J. Anderson

A.A.G Rec. com.

Fort Smith Arks.

 

Names

Wm Banks  Enlisted by Lt. Sample

Joseph Cowan

John Henry

Henry Joins

Wm Magnier

 

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Head Qrs. Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark. Dec. 4 ‘63

 

Hon. E. M. Stanton

Secretary of War

Washington D.C.

 

Sir:

 

I have the honor to recommend the following meritorious enlisted men as candidates for positions of Commissioned Officers in the 11th Regt. U.S. Colored Troops, & request that they be directed to appear before the Board for examination.

 

1st Lieut Gillpatric 2nd I.H.G.

Qr. Mr. Sgt Stephen Wheeler Co. F. 3rd Wis. Cav.

Private Bryan J. Dugdatle ,, H,,  ,,  ,,

Sergt. Thompson ,, 2nd Ks. vols.

,, Kerns ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

Private Wallace H. Johnson ,, E  ,,  ,,  ,,

,, Wm H Smith ,,  I  ,,  ,,  ,,

1st Sergt. Henry Hurd ,, B. 12th ,,  ,,  ,,

Private A. J. Heath ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

Sergt Thos. Prastor ,, E. ,,  ,, ,,  ,,

,, Jas. W. Gitges ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

Privt Abram Smith ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

Corp. Wm R. Smith ,, F. ,, ,, ,,

Sergt. Augustus Fratum 13th ,,  ,,

Priv. Theo. C. Weaver Co D. ,,  ,,  ,,

Qr. Mr. Sg. Wm H Boyd 2nd Kans. Battery

Corpl Geo C. Palmer ,,  ,,  ,,

Priv. Brown 1st Ark. Vols

 

Permission for the above named men to appear before the Board to be forwarded to Major T.J. Anderson A. A. G. Recruiting Commission Fort Smith Ark.

 

1st Sergt Benj B Ripport Co. I. 11th Ks. Vols

Sergeant J.C. Myers Co. I 11th Kas. Vols

,, Thos. A. Turner ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

 Corp. John Bradshaw ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

Com. Sg. RJ. Waterhouse ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

 

The above to be forwarded to the Commanding Officer 11th Kas Vols Kansas City Mo.

 

Sergt. Howard Grimes Co. “b.” 7th Kas. Vols.

To be forward to Commanding officer 7th Kans. Vols. Corinth Miss.

Sergt. M.A. Palmer Co. A. 4th Kans. Vols.

,, Jacob Orcott ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

Corpl John Nassau ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

,, G.M. Blackheart ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

Prv. D. W. Boutwell ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,

 

To be forwarded to the Com’g Officer Co. [XXXXX] 5th Kans. Vols Pine Bluff Arks.

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obt Servant

 

Major General

Recruiting Commissioner

 

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Head Qrs Dist of the Frontier

Fort Smith Ark Dec. 5. 63

 

Special Orders

No 30

 

I….The Company of colored Troops under the Command of Lieut J. J. D. Scohs is heresby assigned to the 11th Regt U.S. Colored Troops now organizing at this place. Lieut Scohs will report to Major General Blunt for orders.

 

By Command of Brig. Gen. J. McNeil

(Signed) C. Saurant

Asst. Adjt Grnl

 

Head Qrs. Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark Dec. 5 1863

 

Col James B. Fry

Provost Marshal General

 

Sir

 

I have the honor to respectfully request that you furnish me with a complete file of Orders & Circulars issued from you Bureau since its establishment

 

I am Sir

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

 

Asst. Adjt. Gen.

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark Dec. 8th 1863

 

Capt. C. W. Foster A A.G.

and Chief of Col. Bureau

Washington D.C.

 

Sir:

 

I have the honor to transmit herewith the enlistment papers of Cos. E. G. H. I. & K of the 2nd Regt Kans Col. Vols.

 

These papers were put into the hands of Major F.J. Weed Asst. Comn of Musters for this District to be forwarded before leaving Fort Scott to establish Head Quarters at this place through some misunderstanding he neglected to do so, and upon his arrival at this place sent them to these Head Quarters, which accounts for the delay

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obt Servant

H.G. Loring

Capt. And A.A.A. Gen’l

 

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Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark. Dec. 16. 1963

 

Hon. E M Stanton

Secretary of War

Washington D.C.

 

Sir

 

I have the honor to respectfully request that permission be granted Private J.G. Dodge Co H 11th Kans. Vols to appear before the Board for the examination of application for positions in the 11th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops.

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

 

Major General

Recruiting Commissioner

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark Dec. 1863

 

Sir

 

I have the honor to enclose the within order assigning me to duty as as Asst. Adjt Gen’l of the Recruiting Commission of the Eleventh Regt. U.S. Colored Troops, and to report myself as still on duty as Aide de Camp to Major General Blunt and acting Asst Adjt Gen’l of said Commission

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obt. Servant

H.Y. Loring

Capt Co K 10th Kans Vols

& Actg A A. Genl

 

Commanding Officers

Co. “K” 10th Kans. Vols

Topeka Kans

 

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Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark. Dec. 18. 1863

 

Hon E.M. Stanton

Secretary of War

Washington D.C.

 

Sir

 

I have the honor to nominate Charles J. Ler MD of Marshall Co Kansas for appointment as Surgeon of the 11th U.S. Colored Troops now in process of organization at this place

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

 

Major General

Recruiting Commissioner

 

Head Quarters Recrtg Com.

Fort Smith Ark Dec. 19. 1863

 

Hon E M. Stanton

Secretary of War

Washington D.C.

 

Sir

 

I have the honor to nominate Rev. Henry I. Bauerman for appointment as Chaplain of the 11th Regt. U.S. Cold Troops now in process of organization at this place

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

 

Major General

Recruiting Commissioner

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark Dec. 21. 1863

 

Hon E.M. Stanton

Secretary of War

 

Sir.

 

I have the honor to recommend the name of Private Howard Schuyler of Co. “I” 11th Kansas Vols to appear before the examining Board for appointment as and of the line Officer in the 11th Regt U.S. Col’d Troops

 

Respectfully Your Obt. Servant

 

Major General

Recruiting Commissioner

 

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War Department

Adjutant Generals Office

Washington D.C. Dec. 8. 1863.

 

Major General

James G. Blunt

Fort Scott Kansas

 

General

 

In consequence of the great distance of Fort Smith the point at which you are organizing the 11th Reg’t U.S. Colored Troops from Saint Louis, I am directed to say that Candidates for appointment will not be sent to Saint Louis for examination. The appointments will be made on your recommendation as in the case of the 2nd Kans. Cold Vols.

 

I have the honor to be

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

(Signed) C.W. Foster

Asst. Adjt. General Vols.

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark Dec. 28. 1863

 

Hon. E.M. Stanton

Secty of War

Washington D.C.

 

Sir

 

Companies A. B. & C. of the 11th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops having been duly organized & mustered into the U.S. service on the 19th of December 1863, I have the honor to request that the following appointments be made to take rank from that date and also that orders for the discharge of the enlisted men in the following list be issued from same date Viz.

 

Private Josiah Sample Co “H” 2nd Kans Vols. as Captain Co A.

,, John Hays Jr ,,  ,, 5th ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  B

1st Lieut. Ernestus P. Gillpatrick 2nd Ind. H. Gu ,,  ,,  ,,  C.

Sergt Thomas Prostor Co. “E” 12th Kas. Vols. ,,  1st Lieut  ,,  H

,, Benj. B Thompson ,, “G” 2nd ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  B.

,, John W. Harrey ,,  ,, 18th ,, Iowa ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,, C

Private Abram Smith ,, “E” 12th ,, Kans ,,  ,, 2nd ,,  ,,  ,, A

Sergt. Wm,, C. Kerns ,, “G” 2nd ,, ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,, B

Private Theo. E. Weaver ,, “D” 13th ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  C.

 

The services of Adjutant Qr. Ms and one Medical Officer for the Regiment being indispensable. I have the honor to nominate Qr. Mr. Sergt. Stephen Wheeler Co. F. 3d Wis Co. Vols for Adjutant. 1st Lieut Andrew N. Robb. Erd Indian H. Guards for Quarter Master and M.A. Campdora M.D. for 1st Asst. Surgeon.

 

over

 

[Page 49]

 

These nominations are made in accordance with the instructions contained in your letter of the 8th inst. stating that the Candidate for positions [XXXXX] not be required to go to St. Louis for examination but would be commissioned on my recommendation. They are selected from the list of names that have already been forwarded to your office

 

As fast as other Companies are full and mustered, I will forward names for the various positions.

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

 

Major General

Recruiting Commissioner

 

Head Qrs. Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark. Jan’y 1st 1864

 

Sir:

 

In compliance with paragraph 468 Rev. Reg. U.S. Aremy, I have the honor to report myself as performing the duties of Actg Asst. Adjt. Genl of the Recruiting Commission for the 11th Regt. U.S. Colored Troops, a copy of the order assigning one to this duty is herewith enclosed

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

H.G. Loring

Capt. Co. “K” 10th Kans. Vols.

A.D.C. A.A.A. Gen’l

 

Commanding Officer

10th Ks. Vol. Infantry

Dist. of the Border

 

War Department A.G.O.

Dec. 12th 1868

 

Respectfully returned to Major Ben. J.G. Blunt

Fort Smith Ark

 

Officers of Colored Troops are mustered into service on the presentation to the proper mustering officers of their appointment signed by the Secretary of War, and will be paid only from the date of such mustering.

 

By Order of the Secretary of War

(Signed) C.W. Foster

Ast Adjt .Gen. Vols.

 

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War Department

Adjutant Generals Office

Washington D.C. Dec 10. 1863

 

Major General James G. Blunt

Fort Smith Arkansas

Via Saint Louis and Springfield Mo

 

General

 

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 23rd [XXXX] notifying the Department that you have two hundred of fifty Recruits for the 11th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops and submitting the names of several persons for appointment as officers of said Regiments.

 

In reply, I have respectfully to inform you that the Secretary of War approves the nominations made to you, and the appointments will be forwarded to you at the earliest practicable moment.

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obt. Servant

(Signed) C.W. Foster

Asst. Adjt. Genl Vols.

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Com

Fort Smith Ark. Jan’y 4, 1864

 

Sir:

 

In accordance with Gen. Orders No. 244 dated A.G.O. Washington D.C. July 28. 1863. I have the honor to report myself on duty as Recruiting Commission for the 11th Regt N.S. Colored Troops with the Following Staff Offs. Viz.

 

Capt N.G. Loring 10th Kans. Vol. Infantry

Aide De Camp & AAAG Rect’g Com. 11th A.S.C. Troops

1st Lieut J. Fin Hill A.D. C. (10th Ks. Vol. Infty)

2nd Lt. John E. Tappan 2d Colored Cav A.D.C.

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

Jas. G. Blunt

Major General

 

Jny 10 To Hagman one cord of Wood cotton 3.30

,,  11 ,,  ,, one and a [XXXXX] of a cord. Oak 4 37 1/2

,,  12 ,, ,, one cord of wood oak. 350

To Fellmer 2 cords of wood cash no 7.00

To Ward 1 ,,  ,,  ,,

To Hagman 1 ,,  ,,  ,, 3.00

 

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Fort Smith Ark

December 31st 1863

 

First Lieut

Wm R. Judson

 

Sir:

 

You are hereby relieved from duty as Aid-De-Camp and will report without delay to the Commanding Officer District of the Frontier for orders.

 

By Command of

Major Genl Blunt

H.G. Loring

Capt and A. A. A. Genl

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark. Jany 2. 1864

 

Capt C.W. Foster A.A.G.

And Chief of Colord Bureau

 

Sir

 

I have the honor to transmit herewith monthly & tri-monthly Returns of the 11th Regt. N.S. Colored Troops for December 31st 1863

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

H. G. Loring

Capt and A. A. A. Genl

 

Washington D.C. Jany. 9. 1864

To Major Gen’l Blunt

 

The President authorizes you to come to Washington forthwith.

 

By order of the Secretary of War

 

Jos. A. Hardn

A.    A. G.

 

Washington D.C. Jan’y 11. 1864

 

To Major Genl. Blunt.

 

Please nominate Line Officers for Eleventh U.S. Colored Troops by order.

 

C.W. Foster

A.A.G.

 

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Fort Smith Ark Nov. 28. 1863

 

Has been examined & ordered since to recruit for 11th U.S. C.T. States that if there is no prospect of his being assigned to said Regiment, he with Sergt. Harvey o Corporal Scoles who have been recruiting in conjunction with himself would like to return to their Reg’t for duty.

 

War Department A. G. [XXXX

Dec 17, 1863

 

Respectfully referred to major General Jos. G. Blunt Fort Smith Ark, with the information that Lieut Scoles was recommended for a Captaine while Sergt. Harvey and Corpll Scoles were rejected by the St. Louis Board.

 

By order:

 

Signed C.W. Foster

A.A.G.

 

Head Quarters dist. of the Frontier

Fort Smith Ark. Jany 11th 1864

 

Special Orders

No 10

 

III…Private William H. Smith Co. I 2nd Kansas Cavalry will report to Major General James G. Blunt Recruiting Commissioner for duty.

 

By Command of Col. Wm. R. Judson

 

(Signed) T. J Anderson

Asst. Adjt Gen’l

 

Head Qrs 3rd Brigade of the Army of the Frontier

Van Buren Ark Jan’y 14. 64

 

Special Orders

No 6

 

II…Private Theodore C. Weaver Co. “D” 13th Kansas volunteer Infantry is hereby relieved form duty as “Cleark” at these Head Quarters and will report to the Recruiting Commissioner of the 11th United States Colored Infantry for duty as 2nd Lieutenant.

 

By order of Col. Bowen Comd’g

G. W. Smith

1st Lieut  & A. A. A. G.

 

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Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark Jany 11. 1864

 

Capt. C. W. Foster A.A.G.

Chief of Colored Bureau

Washington D.C.

 

Sir:

 

I have the honor to transmit herewith Tri Monthly Return of the 11th Right U.S. Colored Troops in process of organization at this place.

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

H.G. Loring

Capt & A. A. A. G.

 

War Dept. A. G. Office

Dec. 31, 1863

 

Respectfully returned to Maj Gen J. G. Blunt Recruiting Commissioner Fort Smith Ark. and his attention invited to official Copy of Dept letter of Dec. 8th inst. enclosed herewith

 

By order

(Signed) C.W. Foster

Asst. Adjt Genl Vols

 

See letter Page 48

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Arkansas

April 16th 1864

 

Major C.W. Foster

A.A. Gen’l

Washington D.C.

Major

 

I have the honor to request the appointment of the following named person to complete the Organization of the 11th U.S. Infantry Colored Troops

 

Please send appointments and discharges of enlisted men to Fort Smith Arkanas

 

Viz.

 

To be Captains

 

1st Horace H. Johnson 2d Lieut 1st Ks Cold

2d AlXXXX Simons 2d LIeut 11th U.S. Cold Troops

3d Benjamin B. Rappert 1st Sergt. Co. “I” 11th Ks. Cavalry

4th Edward T. [XXXXX] of Leavenworth Ks

 

To be 1st Lieutenants

 

1st James G. Dodge Priv Co. “H” 11th Kansas Cavalry

2d William Hauter Sergt Co. “L” 2d Kansas Cavalry

3d Thomas A. Turner Sergt Co. “I” 11th Kansas Cavalry

4th William R. Smith Corpl Co. “F” 12th Kansas Cavalry

 

To be 2d Lieutenants

 

1st Samuel C. Griffith Corpl Co. “A” 18th Iowa Infantry

2d Robert J. Waterhouse Sergt N.C. Staff 11th Kansas Cavalry

3d Wallace H. Johnson Priv. Co. “E” 2d Kansas Cavalry

 

I am Major

Very Respectfully

Your Most Obedient Servant

Jas. G. Blunt

Major Gen’l U.S. Vols

Recruiting Commission

 

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When Received Name of Writer        Date & Purpose of letter.

 

Jan 26. 1864 Stanton Ediomo M        War Department

Sect of War Washington Jan. 6. 1864

To Lt. Wm. C. Gibbons Appointing Wm C. Gibbons 1st

Adjt 1st Ks. Col. Vols Lieut & Adjutant in the 1st Regt.

Kansas Col. Vols

 

Jan. 26. 1864 War Department Washington D.C. Jan. 11. 64

Harder Jas A Unofficial evidence of the death

Asst Adjt Gen’l of major Henry Z. Curtis Asst. Adjutant General of Volunteers having been received at this office. I am directed to request that you will make a report of the same in conformity with paragraphs 49 Revised Army Regulations

 

Jan 26. 1864 War Department Washington D.C. Jan. 11. 1864

Ed. M. Canly The Secretary of War directs

Brig Gen. & A.A. Gen’l that you furnish a copy of the report relation to peculations from the Government in subsistence clothing and transportation of refugee Indians, called for by the resolutions of the House of Representatives of the 15th [XXXXX] [XXXXX] as the said report has not been recd at this Dept.

 

When Received Name of Writer Date & Purpose of Letter

 

Jan 26. ‘64 War Department Washington Jan. 7. 1864

A.G. Office Please furnish for the information

Sam B[XXXXX] of this office a succinct account

A.A.G. of your military history while in the service of the United States since March 4, 1861 it is desirable that a correct account of the service rendered by each officer should appear on the records of this office, which fail (from the negligence of the proper Commanding Officers to render them complete) to give a full history in your case.

 

The date of assuming each command you have had, and when relived thereof; how you were employed after being relieved from any command (if such has been the case) before being assigned to another; the date of commencement of each leave of absence, and conclusion thereof; when, if ever, on Court Martial or Military Commission, giving date of commencement o conclusion of each, with the name of the President and Judge Advocate of the Court & where it was sitting; also the name of Staff Officers with their Ranks serving on your personal Staff, the [XXXXX] & ranks in which each officer served, and the date of his joining and being relived from duty with you. Please add also a brief summary of the Bautes & C. & C. in which you have been engaged.

 

Please make make this report on letter sized paper leaving a margin on

 

(over)

 

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When Received Name of Writer Date & Purpose of letter

 

The left hand side of one inch, that the reports may be bound in book form to preserve with the permanent record of this office.

 

An immediate compliance with the above is requested.

 

Jany 29 Prov. Msh Gen’l Washington D.C. Dec. 21. 63

Chauncy Ma Keever States that tin plates, cups

A.A. g. knives, forks & spoons will be provided for Colored recruits, same as for white ones from the appropriation for Collecting Drilling & Organizing Vols.

 

Official Copy

Furnished Lt. Col. War Dept. A.G. O.

J.M. Stelle Jan 30/64 Dec. 24, 1863.

 

Official copy respectfully furnished Major Genl J. G. Blunt Comdg Dept of the Frontier Fort Scott Kans for his information.

 

By order:

 

(signed) C.W. Foster

Asst. Adjt. Genl Vols.

 

Feb 2 Adjutant Genl Washington Jan. 14 1864

 

I forward herewith your appointment of Major in the Elevent Regiment U.S. Colored Troops, your receipt and acceptance of which you will please acknowledge without delay, reporting at the same time your age and residence when appointed, the state where born, and your full name, correctly written. Fill up, subscribe, and return as soon as possible, the accompanying oath, duly & carefully executed.

 

Should you accept you will report in person for duty to Major General Blunt U.S. Vols. Ft. Smith Arks.

 

2 Enclosures

 

Hd. Qr. Rec. Com. Ft. Smith. Feb. 2. 64

Respectfully forward to Major Silas Hunter.

 

By Command:

 

H. G. Loring

Capt. & A. A. A. Genr’l

 

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Feby. 12 War Department War Dept A.G.O

C.W. Foster Jan’y 25 1864

A.A.G. Respectfully returned to Major Genl Jas. G. Blunt Rectg Commisioner Fort Smith Ark: and his attention invites to Par. 2. Genl Orders No. 110 A.G. O. 1863 a copy of which is enclosed herewith and in accordance with which Chaplains are appointed. Please see also

See letter to Secty. Par. 208 Revised Regulations

Of War Page 85 By order

(signed) C.W. Foster

Asst. Adjt. Gen. Vols

 

Feb 12 Adjutant General Washington Jan. 29. ‘64

C.W. Foster Enclosing appointment as

A.A.G Surgeon of the 11th U.S. C

To Surg . C.J. Lee Troops & ordering him to

11th U.S. C. T. report to Major General Blunt

 

Hd. 2 Rec. Com For Smith

Feby 12, 1864

 

Respectfully forwarded to Surgeon C.J. Lee through Col T. M Rowen Comd’g 3rd Brigade Army of the Frontier

 

By Command of

Major Gen’l Blunt

H.g. Loring

Capn & A.A. A.G.

 

Fort Smith Ark

Feb. 23 Steele J.M. Lt. Col. Feb’y 23 1864

11th U.S. C. Troops Enclosing communication from Head Qrs Dept. of Kansas & requesting that the XX Ks O ordering the discharge of certain entitled men be forwarded to Department Hd Quarters.

 

(1 Enclosure)

 

Hd Qrs. Recty Commission

11th U.S. Colored Troops

Reby 2d 1864

 

No application for the discharge of Enlisted men has been forwarded to Dept. Hd Qrs from this office, therefore there is no knowledge of the letter alluded to at these Head Quarters. This communication is respectfully retruned to Lieut Col. J. M. Steele and attention invited to paragraph 451 Rev. Reg. U.s. Army. All applications for details and communications to District or Dept. Hd. Quarters will be in future forwarded through this Head Quarters.

 

By command of

Major Gen’l Blunt

H.G. Loring

Capn & A.A.A. Gen’l

 

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When Rec’d Name of Writer Date and Purpose of Letter

1864

March 5 Kansas Dept. of

John Williams A.A.G. Fort Leavenworth Ks. Feb 21 64

S.O. 26 _ Relieving enlisted men of the 11th Kansas Volunteer Cav. From duty with their Regs and ordering them to report to Major Blunt at Fort Smith Ark.

 

March 8 Adjutant Gen’l Washington D.C. Feb 24. 1864

Capt. C.W. Foster

A.A.G. Enclosing appointments of Josiah Sample, John Nays Jr, E.P. Gillpatrick, W.H. Smith, W.H. Boyd & Howard Schuyler as Captains. Stephen Wheeler, Thomas Proslor, B.B. Thompson John W. Harvey, Howard Grimes & G.W. Gilges as First Lieutenants_A.W. Roff as First Lieutenant and Quartermaster and Abram Smith, Wm C. Kern, Theodore C. Weaver, Augustus Frohm and G.E. Palmer as Second Lieutenants in the 11th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops.

 

Hd. Qrs. Rec. Coms. Fort Smith

Mch. 9. 1864

 

Respectfully forwarded to Commanding Officer 11th U.S. colored Troops

 

By Command

H.G. Loring

Capt & A.A.A. Genl

 

When Rec’d Name of Writer Date and Purpose of Letter

1864

Aug 2d Hd. Qrs 11th Kans Vols. Cav.

Moonlight Thos. Col. XXXXX Mound City Ks. July 13 [XXXXX].

 

Gives a list of within named enlisted men of his Reg’t in the Dept of Arkansas; requests that some steps be taken to have these returned to their companies.

 

[Page 58]

Farm Expenses and receipts for 1867.

 

Jany January 1867 Doll Cents Doll Cent

1867 Dr Cr

To one horse 25 00

To 2 mules 180 00

To 78 bushels of corn at 75¢ 59 25

To 60 ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  ,, 85¢ 51 00

To 917 lbs of Bacon at 20¢ 183 40

To 111 Bushels of shell corn at $1.00 111 00

To 13 Bushes of shell corn at $1.00 13 00

To 18 Bushels of corn meal at 90¢ 16 20

To 58 bushels of corn at 90¢ 52 20

To 51 Bushels of corn at 90¢ 45 90

To 100 bushels of corn at 90¢ 90 00

To 8 bushes of shell corn at 95¢ 7 60

To 24 Bushels of corn at 90¢ 21 60

To 17 ½ Bushels of corn meal at 90¢ 15 85

To 12 Bushels of corn at 90¢ 11 80

To one plow and harness 10 00

To 5 spades & shovels 10 00

To one mule 50 00

To 101 bushels of corn at 90¢ 90 90

To 3 ayes 7 50

To 880 Rails 11 00

To hire of labor [XXXXX] 5 00

To 100 Bushels of corn at $1.00 100 00

To cleaning of Well 7 00

To one bag of Glass 8 00

To one Lantern 1 25

To Hire of Labor. work Field 40 00

To hire of Labor [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 7 50

To hire of Labor 1 75

To 5 Bushels of corn meal 4 50

To 3 Bbls of sale & sundries 66 19

To 4 Empty Bbls at $2 8 00

To 5 lbs of Putty 1 00

$1212.39

 

Account continued

Dv Cr

Jany January Doll ¢ Doll ¢

1867 Amount brought forward 1212 39

To 3 Bushels of apples 1 00

To one Gallon of Whisky 5 00

To Mr England 10 00

To one bag of Figs 90

To 4 Doz of Eggs 1 00

To Sundries 4 00

By sale of two collars 2 50

By sale of 7 lbs of sugar 1 75

To ferriage & [XXXXX] 3 50

To shovel and Tongs 2 00

To 6 hogs 20 00

To 10 chickens 2 50

To saw chain & [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 8 00

9 To cash to Oliver 5 00

9 To 4 Dox of eggs 1 00

To license 4 00

10 To one pair of gloves for Campbell 2 25

To 7 lbs of sausage 1 90

To Nettie 1 25

10 by cash 20

,, To Flynn Blacksmith 8 00

,, To John Harrison Butcher 90

,, To 3 ½ cheese 1 00

,, To 11 ¼ bushel of corn meal 10 00

,, By cash from Nettie 1 50

,, To Thompson Wilson for Wood 2 00

,, To Sundries 1 25

,, By 1 Bushel of Meal 1 25

,, By [XXXXX] ¾ of Bacon 5 45.

13 To Wm Campbell 5 00

14 By sale of Wood 7 00

15 By sale of Wood 24 17

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] of [XXXXX] 3 20

1317 14 43 82

 

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Farm Expenses and Receipts for 1864

Jan Dr Cr

15 Amount brought forward 1317 14 4382

[XXXXX] [XXXXX] of [XXXXX] [XXXXX]

16 To Flynn Blacksmith 7 00

,, To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 2 00

,, To 4 Doz of eggs 1 00

,, By 4 lbs of sugar 1 00

,, To 14 Bushels of apples at 55¢ 7 70

,, To Laundress 75

,, To 2 lbs of rod Nails 50

17 To Blacksmith 2 00

.. To turkey 1 25

,, To Domestics 4 80

,, To Sundries 5 50

,, To Blue [XXXXX] for Reynolds 25

To one dry good bag 1 50

20 To cash to Oliver 12.00

,, To Turnips 50.

By sale of coffee and sugar 1 00

21 To 5 Bbls of Pork at 15.50 72 50

,, To 7 ,,  ,,  ,,  ,,  15.25 106 75

,, To 5 ,,  ,, B[XXXXX] at 2.25 11 .25

,, To 2 ,,  ,, Sugar 40 50

.. To one bag of [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 2 00

23 To [XXXXX] 10 00

,, By sale of Coffee and Sugar 3 50.

By sale of [XXXXX] 40¢ [XXXXX] 10¢

To Wilson for Wood 1 15.

To expenses to Fort Smith 2 00.

,, To 4 lbs of Nails 1 00

To Doctors Bill for [XXXX] [XXXXX] 6 25

To Subscriptives 1 75

To Wm Campbell 10 00

To Wm ,, 2 ½ lbs coffee 1 00

24 To Wm Miler for catching hogs 2 30

1633.79 49.82

 

Account continued on [XXXXX]

 

Jan Amount brought forward 1633 79 49 82

25 to cash for [XXXXX] 1 75

,, By sale of 1 lB of Meal 1 25

,, By sale of apples and Beans 75.

27 By sale of Whisky and apples 75

,, To 45 yds 4 50

28 By sale of [XXXXX] 7 20.

,, To cash to [XXXXX] 1 00

,, To cash for 2 ½ lB Meal 2 40

,, To Mrs. Fellman for whiskey 3 75.

,, to Freight on goods 2 50.

,, To one box Tobacco [XXXXX] 60.

,, To one Bag of Coffee 55 93

,, To one [XXXXX] of Domestics 14 85

,, by sale of 10 yds of Domestic 5 00

,, To Domestic for [XXXXX] 5 00.

30 By sale of one lB Meal 1 25.

31 To Ferriage 1 00

,, To whisky 9 00.

,, To Wine 1 75.

,, To one bottle of ink 15.

 

Feby 2 To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 30

,, By sale of Beans50

,, To one pair of [XXXXX] 1 00

3 To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 14 00

,, To [XXXXX] on [XXXXX] 3 14

,, By sale of [XXXXX] &  [XXXXX] 2 86

,, By sale of scissors 1 00

,, By sale of Thread & needles 65

,, By sale of [XXXXX] 5 00

,, To M[XXXXX] Brown for [XXXXX] 5 00

4 By sale of Meal 50

5 to Daniel Gl[XXXXX] 50

5 To Bread 25

$1786.16 77 01

 

[Page 60]

 

Farm Expenses and receipts for the year 1867

Dv Crs

 

Feby 5 Amount Brought Forward 1786 16 77 01

,, to one box of [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 11 50

6 To 4 doz of [XXXXX] 1 25

,, To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 1 00

,, To ½ doz of [XXXXX] 1 25

,, To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] of pepper 50

,, To [XXXXX] 1 00

,, To one Turkey [XXXXX]

,, To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] of [XXXXX] [XXXXX]

,, To lumber 6 88

,, To Drinks 1 75

7 To [XXXXX] & [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 1 10

,, To [XXXXX] of [XXXXX] 2 00

8 By sale of [XXXXX] 1 00

9 By sale of [XXXXX] 1 75

9 By sale of 12 yds of [XXXXX] 6 00

,, By sale of Thread 20

11 To Whisky 10 00

,, To [XXXXX] & [XXXXX] 25

12 To Elias Neil for labor 15 00

,, To one ash bucket 1 00

,, To 6 lbs of Nails 1 00

,, To Blacksmith to [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 15

,, To 6 [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 3 00

12 By sale of Tobacco & Beans 1 00

14 To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 30

,, By sale of Whisky 1 50

,, By sale of Tobacco 1 00

,, By sale of [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 50

,, to 3 pl[XXXXX] [XXXXX] 1 50

,, To Butter 55

By sale of Washboard & soda 1 00

,, By sale of Whisky & [XXXXX] 70

$1854 29 91 66

 

Account continued Dv Cr

 

Feby 16 Amount brought forward 1854 29 91 66

,, By sale of Whisky 50

18 ,, ,, ,, ,, 25

19 To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 3 50

,, To cash [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 50

To [XXXXX] 1 00

20 To Nails 1 00

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 40 00

21 To 3 Bottles of [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 1 00

22 To cash to Levy Smith 10 50

,, By cash for Tobacco & apples 60

,, To [XXXXX] yds of [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 23 97

23 To Mr [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 17 00

,,To ,, Flynn  ,, ,, 8

,, To Whisky 12 00

,, To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 1 25

,, To Mr Austin for Reynolds 111 65.

To 5/4 [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 1 50

,, To Bread 25

,, To cash to Mr Reynolds 3 00

,, By cash for [XXXXX] 50

,, By cash for [XXXXX] 2 00

,, By sale of sugar 2 00

,, To Blacksmith for shoring 1 00

To cod oil for Martha 1 25

To [XXXXX] 2 00

26 To padlock 75

To sundries 7 50.

28 To Mr Wood [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 50 00

,, to Mr Powell  [XXXXX] per Bill 72 80

March 1 To Ed Scott & family 16 40

,, To [XXXXX] 2 00

,, To [XXXXX] 6 00.

.. To Fillmore for Lewis 5 00

$2153 31 97 51

 

[Page 61]

 

Farm Expenses and receipts for 1867

Dv Cr

Doll Ct Doll Ct

March

1 of 67 Amount brought forward 2153 31 9751

,, To ½ doz of [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 12 00

To ½ ,, of oysters 2 25

To ½ ,, of sardines 2 28

To 1 Doz of Lemons 1 00

To one File 1 00

To cash for Hat & coffee pot for [XXXXX] 3 80

2 To 7 lB of corn 6 30

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] $72 10 00

To [XXXXX] shade 50

To Butter 80

To 4 lB of Bitters 5 00

To 2 [XXXXX] for [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 2 50

To 2 Gall of Molasses 2 50

To cash for Bread 25

To Molasses Pitcher 1 25

To one box of pills for Mrs. Lewis 25

To one [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 40

To [XXXXX] 1 50.

6 To Garden [XXXXX] 4 00

,, To 3 [XXXXX] No 12 2 85

,, To cash for Lewis 7 50

,, To 10 yds of [XXXXX] 3 00

,, [XXXXX] 2 pairs of [XXXXX] 5 50

,, To 52 yds of Calico 13 00

,, To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] & [XXXXX] 2 00

,, To candles 80.

,, To Thread 95

,, By sale of [XXXXX] 40 00

,, to 2 Bushel of Potatoes 3 00

To 4 doz of eggs 60

By sale of sugar 60

,, By sale of Tobacco & Beans 50

,, By cash from Mr Duncan 3 50

$2250 09 142 11

 

Account Continued

Doll Cts

Mar 6 Amount brought forward 2250 09 142 11

7 To 2 hoes and rakes 3 50

To ½ doz spool of Thread 75

To lamp chimney 50

To 10 yds of [XXXXX] 2 50

To 3 [XXXXX] yds of Calico 9 25

To 1 set of plates 1 50

To 2 sets of cups and saucers [XXXXX] 2 25

To on [XXXXX] 2 00

To 3 yds of gingham 1 05

To 2 pairs of shoes 7 00

By sales of groceries & [XXXXX] 17 50

8 To on pair of [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 2 30

9 By sale of one [XXXXX] 40

,, By sale of whiskey 60

,, to Nails 60

,, To Blacking 10

10 By Sale of Whiskey 60

,, To cash to Borman 4 35

11 To vinegar 15

12 By sale of Thread Ball 15

13 By sale of Tobacco 35

,, to one [XXXXX] 25

16 To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 1 00

,, To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] B. 75

18 to cheese 8 00

,, To 1 doz of oysters 4 20

,, To 1 doz of Sardines 4 20

,, to 1 doz of Thread spools 1 10

,, To 3 Gall of Molasses 2 40

,, To 3 Balls 30

,, To Mr [XXXXX] for [XXXXX] [XXXXX] & etc. 1 75

,, To 3 [XXXXX] 21 00

,, To one [XXXXX] of Whiskey 106 73

$2439 77 161 71

 

[Page 62]

 

Farm Expenses and receipts for 1867

Dolls Ct Dolls Cts

March 18 Amount brought forward 2439 77 161 71

Expenses to Little Rock and back 125 00

19 To 43 lbs of Castings 5 35

,, To 18 ,, of Nails 2 70

,, to 3 boxes of Matches 50

20 To 20 lB of Corn 20 00

,, To 1 Gall of [XXXXX] oil 3 00

,, To 1 Doz of [XXXXX] 4 50

,, To one bottle of [XXXXX] 2 00

,, To 10 Gall of Whiskey 33 50

To 3 cigars 75

21 To 2 lB of sweet potatos 5 00

,, To 1 ,, ,, Irish ,, 2 00

,, To reparing of [XXXXX] & [XXXXX] 50

,, To one lb of crackers 25.

22 To 2 lBbl of potatoes 14 00

,, To Tailor for reparing coat 2 00

,, To [XXXXX] for [XXXXX] 1 00

,, To cash for cotton [XXXXX] 1 00

,, To sugar and [XXXXX] 1 85

,, To Ink 15

,, To Key for [XXXXX] 1 00

23 To cash for [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 2 25

,, To 4 [XXXXX] at 1 ½ each & [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 16 00

,, To onions Potatoes & Sausages 13 50

,, To win 2 50

,, Fright in goods from Fort [XXXXX] 1 00

,, To oranges 2 75

,, To Beef and Butter 2 75

25 To [XXXXX] Item 2 00

,, To 1 lb of Tea 1 50

26 To Fish line and hooks 1 20

,, To cash for [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 1 00

,, to [XXXXX] sets 1 00

$2703 77 161 71

 

Account continued [XXXXX]

Doll ¢ Doll ¢

March 26 Amount brought forward 2703 77 161 71

To H. E. M. Kee as per bill of March 20 188 27

,, To [XXXXX] of [XXXXX] 45

,, To [XXXXX] and [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 70

,, [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX]

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX]

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 150

To 2 1/s lbs of [XXXXX] 85

To Rat poison 50

,, To Bread and [XXXXX] 75

,, To expense to Fort Smith 1 50.

,, To Mustard 50.

6 To Blacksmith [XXXXX] 75

7 By sale of [XXXXX] 1 00

To one set of cup and saucer 75

To one set of Plates [XXXXX]

To one gal of Vinegar 1 00

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 50

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX]

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX]

[XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 10 00

[XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 75

[XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX]

[XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX]

9 To 25 lB of Meal 25 00

,, To lamp chimney 50

.. to [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 1 00

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 1 25

15 By sale of Tobacco 10

16 By sale of sugar 2 00

,, To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 50

,, To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 1 20

23 To Butter 50

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 1 40

2973 09 [XXXXX]

 

[Page 63]

 

Farm Expenses and receipts for 1867

Dollars ¢ Dollars ¢

April 24 Amount brought forward 2973 09 [XXXXX] 81

To Indigo and thread 1 20

To [XXXXX] of [XXXXX] 40

,, To Butter 50

May [XXXXX] By sale of Flour 25

,, To Butter 80

,, To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 1 00

,, To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 6 37

,, To [XXXXX] of [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 10 50

,, To Buttons 25

,, To 44 yds and [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 18 52

,, To ½ doz of [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 15

,, To 1 doz of Thread 1 50

,, To [XXXXX] 6 00

,, To [XXXXX] 1 00

,, To [XXXXX] 50

,, To oil 75

,, To Caster oil 65

,, To Rope 1 20

,, To [XXXXX] 15

5 By sale of Whiskey 60

,, To [XXXXX] for [XXXXX] 1 00

,, To cash for Lewis [XXXXX]

10 To 6 [XXXXX] 50

,, To Lewis 1 25

,, To Barker 75

[XXXXX] to [XXXXX] 61 85

To vinegar 3 00

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 10 

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 1 25

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 9 00

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 3 00

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 1 30

,, [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 00

3133 53 165 66

 

Account continued

Dv Cr

$ ¢ $ ¢

May 11 Amount brought forward 3133 53 165 66

,, to garden sand 2 90

12 To chickens and Bread 1 00

13 To [XXXXX] 1 00

To [XXXXX] 50

To [XXXXX] 40

14 To one pound of cheese 40

16 To [XXXXX] in cask of [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 40

19 To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 18 30

[XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 00

18 To 3 [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 4 20

To 3 lBbls of Potatoes 18 00

To [XXXXX] casks 1 25.

19 To olive oil 1. 50.

To Butter 1 00

By sale of Coffee and sugar 3 00

[XXXXX] To drinks 1 50

[XXXXX] to [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 1 25

To [XXXXX] 1 00

To [XXXXX] and [XXXXX] 1 00

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX]

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 25

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 1 50

June 1 To cash for [XXXXX] 50.

3 To Butter 50

To Butter 50

7 To [XXXXX] [XXXXX]

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 2 50

,, To [XXXXX] 50

,, To Flour 23 00

[XXXXX] To Butter 2 00

,, To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX]

,, To [XXXXX] 25

3225 18 168 66

 

[Page 64]

Farm Expenses and receipts for 67

Dv Cr

$ ¢ $ ¢

June 15 Amount brought forward 3225 18 168 66

,, To [XXXXX] 35

,, To hire of labor Roberto [XXXXX] 15 00

,, To cash [XXXXX] 1 00

16 to chloroform 50

,, To Ferriage 50

,, To Expenses [XXXXX] to Fort Smith 2 50

19 To hire of labor Roberto & Rood 3 00

,, To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 100

,, to [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 1 00

20 To Butter 1 00

22 to hire labor on [XXXXX] house 2 00

,, To [XXXXX] 25

,, To cash to George 1 00

25 To cash ,, ,, 5 00

,, To repairing of shoes 75

28 To Barber 75

.. To cash for Levi 1 00

29 To hire of labor on [XXXXX] house 9 00

,, To drinks 1 75

,, To Tobacco 33 15

July 2 To Butter 2 00

,, To Potato chips 3 50

,, ,, To Pepper 30

,, ,, to freight on Tobacco 1 75

,, ,, To [XXXXX] 15

,, ,, To repair of [XXXXX] 2 60

.. 5 To Butter 1 00

,, 7 To Tobacco 8 40

,, ,, To nutmeg [XXXXX] 25

8 To apples 40

To Mosquito bar 2 00

To Freight on Bill form Mr K 1 50

To [XXXXX] 1 10

$ 3330 83 168 66

 

Account continued

Dv Cr

$ ¢ $ ¢

July 9 Amount brought forward 3330 83 168 66

10 To hire of labor on [XXXXX] house 5 00

11 To hire of labor ,, ,, 15 00

11 To hire of labor ,, ,, 3 00

14 to [XXXXX] 1 00

To Sundries 1 50

18 To Sundries 2 90

To cash for Jim Johnson 1 00

20 to hire of labor 23 50

To cash to [XXXXX] 1 00

24 To [XXXXX] for work [XXXXX] house 5 25

24 to one umbrella 1 75

To cash for McPowell 7 00

To caster oil 1 00

25 to [XXXXX] for [XXXXX] 2 75

26 To hire of labor 7 00

,, To lamp chimneys 50.

29 to Mr. Calvert for hire 5 00

30 To Butter 2 00

,, To hire of labor 1 00

,, To hire of labor to Negro 2 50

Aug 1st To hire of labor of Johnson family 75 00

To hire of labor 5 00

,, ,, By sale of whiskey 20

,, to [XXXXX] of well 5 00

,, To sundries 1 00

,, To hire of labor to negro 3 75

3 To hire of labor to Bernard 5 60

3 To hire of labor 11 50

,, To Col Wallace for Vinegar 3 00

,, To cash for [XXXXX] 1 00

4 To hire of labor 2 00

,, To for labor 4 00

,, By sale of oxen 30 00

3537 33 198 86

 

[Page 65]

 

Farm Expenses and receipts for 67

Dr Cr

Aug 4 Amount brought forward 3537 198 86

,, To hire of labor 2 50

.. To cash for oak 1 60

5 To hire of labor 3 00

,, To hire of labor 1 50

7 to hire of labor 20 65

11 To hire for labor [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 24 65

.. To hire of labor Levi 33 11

,, To hire of labor Bates 14 65

17 To Subscription for [XXXXX] 1 00

,, To wine 1 00

24 To chickens 50

.. To wagon grease 2 00

,, To Bread 50

,, To Rice 25

,, To Butter 25

Sept. 11 To Sponge 1 50

,, ,, To Barber 50

.. 12 To [XXXXX] 25

.. 13 to Butter 1 00

To Mr. [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 30 80

To cash for [XXXXX] 15 30

14 To [XXXXX] 5 00

,, To Galespie 5 00

,, To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 10 00

,, To Bread 50

16 To Repair of wagon 7 35

,, To cash to Taylor, negro 1 00

18 To Butter 75.

20 To Bread 25

To cash to [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 6 00

To cash for cotton picking 5 10

To cash to [XXXXX] 15.00

24 To expenses going to Fort Smith 4 50

3754 26 198 86

 

Account continued

Sept 24 $ ¢ $ ¢

Amount brought forward 3754 26 198 86

26 To Butter 1 00

,, To Bread 25

28 To Coffee Pot 2 00

,, To cotton picking Jones 3 00

,, To ,, ,, Smith 2 25

29 To cash_Levi 25

,, To cash_Harry 1 00

,, To cash to [XXXXX] 1 18

,, To gunny sacks 3 00

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] for services 2 00

To Dentist 9 00

To [XXXXX] 1 25

To Bread 25

4 To cash for Lockhart 111 00

5 To cotton pickers 64 65

,, To Bernard 7 50

,, To Levi 2 00

,, To Cotton pickers 3 50

11 To Jesse L Morton 7 50

,, To Mr. Bob 5 50

11 To Tonic 1 25

15 To cotton pickers from 7th to 14 [XXXXX] 175 31

19 to Lockhart and Gilespy 10 25.

,, To cash to George Burke 2 00

,, To cash to cotton pickers 6 00

,, To Lodge [XXXXX] 5 00

20 To John [XXXXX] for cotton picking 9 50

,, To [XXXXX] for picking 2 00

21 To cotton pickers 10 21

,, To cash to Mr. Fleming $ 5. 1.40 6 40

22 To Mr. Bob for labor 11 10

,, To Butter 1 00

24 To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] and [XXXXX] 9 00

$ 4130 36 198 86

 

[Page 66]

 

Farm Expenses and receipts for 1867

Oct 24 Amount brought forward 4130 36 198 86

25 To cotton pickers 8 10

26 to Butter $1.00 Bread 75¢ 1 75

27 To R. Jarod for cotton picking 4 25

30 To cash to Mr. Fleming 10 00

,, To Bread 25

31. To Mose Allen cotton picker 5 85

,, To cotton pickers 2 90

,, To dr. [XXXXX] for medicine 4 00

Nov 1st To [XXXXX] for cotton picking 1 75

,, To [XXXXX] Henley ,, ,, 3 25

,, To George Burke 1 00

,, To Butter 1 00

2 To [XXXXX] for cotton 4 50

,, To Hosmer 15 00

,, To Baker and [XXXXX] 6 00

,, To Heath ,, 2 45

,, To cash to cotton pickers 29 80

4 To Mr. Cook for cotton picking 9 60

4 To John [XXXXX] 6 31

9 To Cotton pickers [XXXXX] & [XXXXX] 20 00

,, To hired labor [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 5 25 00

10 To Mr. Woods cotton picking 13 30

10 To Mr. [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 13 30

10 To cotton pickers [XXXXX] 5 10

12 To Books 4 00

,, To cotton pickers 1 [XXXXX]

,, To soap, pills & etc. 1 50

To expenses to Fort Smith 1.50

12 To Butter 1 00

14 To postage apples & drinks 2 25

15 To G Austin for Pork 36 00

,, To Geo Austin for Nails 11 25.

,, To Ferriage 2 50

$4386 63 198 86

 

Account continued

 

Doll ¢ $ ¢

Nov 15. Amount brought forward 4386 63 1985 86.

16 To [XXXXX] fee 11 00

,, To Mr Rippling for Nellie 2 hours 4 00

,, To Mr. Oliver for work 8 00

16 and 17 To cotton pickers 77 94

18 To cash for labor Roy 1.50 [XXXXX] 2.00 3 50.

,, To Blacksmith 15

21 To Cotton pickers 15 90.

,, To Mr Fleming 10 00

,, To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 3 60.

23 To Mr Fleming 2 50

,, To cotton pickers 4 50

23 To Heath for labor 7 75

,, To soap 1 50

,, To labor 25

,, to Mr Wood 7 05

,, To Bread 25

25 To braid for coat 20

30 To Mr. Roberts 2 95

Dec 1 To Expenses to Fort Smith 5 00

2 To [XXXXX] for labor 4 10

2 To J. Fellmer as pr Bill 10 10

4 To Fanny for C. Powell 7 75

,, To D. C. Williams 19 68.

,, To Blacksmith 75.

,, To John Lacy for Rent 1235 00

6 to cotton pickers [XXXXX] and Taylor 8 90

10 To cotton pickers 1920

,, To Mr. Powel as per bill 174 96

,, To Mr. Harrison for Beef 100 73

10 By sale of [XXXXX] [XXXXX] to [XXXXX] 262 25.

14 To John Austin per Bill 45 65.

17 To [XXXXX] for [XXXXX] 2 25

,, to Geo Austin for Naylor 30 00

6210 84 461 11

 

[Page 67]

 

Farm Expenses and receipts for 1867

Doll ¢ Doll ¢

Dec Amount brought forward 6210 84 461 11

Ferriage 16 90

[XXXXX] 50¢ Lodge fee $1.00 Board 25¢ 1 75

By sale of corn to John Austin 55 65

By sale of corn Austin for [XXXXX] 32 60

By sale of corn to Harrison 38 90

By sale of Tobacco 50 00

Dec 20 John Harrison 38 17

To [XXXXX] Mc[XXXXX] for bin 2 00

To [XXXXX] 1 00

To Ferriage 3 00

To [XXXXX] for [XXXXX] 3 00

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] for shoes Hosmer 2 00

To Hayman for [XXXXX] [XXXXX] and [XXXXX] 4 00

To whisky for [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 2 00

By sale of Harness 24 00

By sale of Pony 15 00

By sale of lumber 1930

By sale of Pork 11 40

By sale of Salt 7 00

To John Austin 4 55

 

Account continued

 

[Page 68]

 

J no. Q. W Est in account with F W. S.

Doll ¢ Doll ¢

Jany 8 To one Scraper 8 00

,, To one horse Plow 10 00

,, To two Iron wedges 1 00

To one single [XXXXX] 50

To Back bonds 25

To two hoes 75

To one hammer 75

To one shovel 1 25

To one [XXXXX] [XXXXX] 75

To [XXXXX] for chains 50

To one [XXXXX] 25

Aspr Receipt ,, Five Pr harris

,, Six Single Trees

,, Three Pr Trace Chains

,, Six plows

,, Four Curry combs

,, Two Pieces of Shetcher Chairs

,, one ,, ,, Soy Chairs

,, one Hand saw

,, Three Iron Bolts

,, one cry cut saw

,, one log chair

,, one Blind Bridle

Jan 30 ,, Three plows

Crt by Cash 15 00

April [XXXXX] to [XXXXX] plow

Flour, Coffee and Calico 8 00.

Cups and saucers 1 00

Wagon cover [XXXXX] & [XXXXX]

One Lot [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX]

One Blouse 75

One Lot of old clothes

April 19 To Coffee 1 00

 

Jno A. Stevenson in acc’t with F.W. S

Dr Cr

Doll ¢ Doll ¢

Jany 8 to one Scraper 8 00

To one horse plow 4 50

To shovel & monkey wrench 2 00

To one hoe 25

To one [XXXXX] plow 1 00

 

[Page 69]

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Com.

Fort Smith Ark. Jan 27. 63

 

3 Sir:

 

In compliance with Par. 149 Res. Regulation United States Army, I have the honor to report that 1st Lieut Asa M. Farr Quartermaster 3rd Wis Col. Cav. & Judge Advocate of the Distrcit of the Frontier was killed in a skirmish at Baxter Springs in the Indian Country on the 6th of October 1863_

 

Lieut Farr was accompanying the General Commanding the District of the Frontier in the removal of Head Quarters of the District from Fort Scot Kans. To Fort Smith Ark. And all his personal effects were captured & destroyed as well as all the records o papers of his office in this attack

 

I remain Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

H.G. Loring

Capt. 10th Kans. Vols.

Aide-De-Camp to

Major General Blunt

 

Adjutant General

U.S. Army

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark. Jan 27. 1864

 

Sir:

 

In the absence of Major Gen. Blunt by his instruction I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of communication from your office dated January 11th in relation to the death of Major Henry Z. Curtis Asst. At Genl of Vols. and to enclose General orders No 15 of the District of the Frontier dated Fort Scott Kans. Oct. 10th 1863 announcing the death of Major Curtis, which [XXXXX] [XXXXX] have been transmitted to your office when issued

 

I remain Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

H.G. Loring

Adjutant Genl Capt 7 A.A.A. Genl.

US Army

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Com.

Fort Smith Ark. Jan. 24. 64

March 8th 1867, [XXXXX] gone to Little Rock [XXXXX] [XXXXX]

 

Sir:

 

I have the honor to request that copies of General Orders No 48 and all subsequent, if any, to 400 series of 1863 from the War Departments be furnished this office to complete file of orders for 1863

 

Very Respectfully

Adjutant Genl Your Obt Servant

U.S. Army H.G. Loring

Capt & A.A.A. Genl

[Page 70]

 

Fort Smith Ark Jan. 29 1864

 

Sir:

 

I have the honor to transit herewith Muster roll of the 1st Brigade Band , 1st Division Army of the Frontier for October 31, 1865

 

I am Sir

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

H.G. Loring

Capt. 10th Kans. Vols.

Aide De Camp

 

To the Adjutant General N.S.A.

Washington D.C.

 

Head Qrs. Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark. Jan. 22. 1864

 

Major:

 

I am instructed by major Gen’l Blunt Recruiting Commission for the 11th Regiment U.S. Colorado Troops to request you to muster Wm H.T. Wakefield as 2nd Lieutenant 11th Regt. U.S. Colored Troops to rank as such from 9th December 1863 in accordance with his appointment as such from the President of the United States.

 

Should you decline to muster him in accordance with said appointment. I am directed to request that you submit your reasons for declining so to do in writing, that the same may be submitted to the War Department

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

H.G. Loring

Capt. & A.A.A. Genl

 

Major T.J. Weed

Asst. Comy. Of Musters

District of the Frontier

 

[Page 71]

 

Head Quarters Rectg Commission

Fort Smith Ark. Jany 30 1864

 

Capt. C.M. Foster A.A. G.

Chief of Colored Bureau

Washington D.C.

 

Sir:

 

By direction of Major Gen’l Blunt, I have the honor to report that Company “D” 11th U.s. Colored Troop was duty mustered into the service of the U.S. in Conformity with
Genl Orders 110 War Department series 1863, on the 29th inst. Enlistment papers will be mailed promptly and muster Rolls of same forwarded through the proper channels

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

H.G. Loring

Capt & A.A.A. Genl.

 

Hd. Qrs. Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark. Jan. 30. 1864

 

Sir:

 

By direction of Major Gen’l Blunt Recruiting Commission for the 11th Regt. U.S. Colored Troops, I have the honor to enquire if an order for the discharge of Private John Hayes Co. H. 4th Kans Vols. has been received from the War Department at your Head Qrs. Office.

 

On the 23rd Nov 1863 Maj. Genl Blunt applied to the War Department for the appointment of Private Hayes then and now on duty as Recruiting Officer for the 11th Regt U.S. Colored Troops, as 2nd Lieut in said Regiment. On the 16th inst his appointment as such from the President of the U.S. was received but no order for his discharge deeming it probable that such order has been forwarded to his Regiment through your office I respectfully ask that an official copy of such order if received be forwarded to this office, that Private Hayes may be discharged and mustered on his appointment.

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obt. Servant

H.G. Loring

Capn & A.A.A. Gen’l

 

To the

Assistant Adjutant General

Dept. of the Arkansas

Little Rock

Ark.

 

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Hd. Qrs. Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark Feb. 1 1864

 

Sir:

 

I have the honor to report myself for the month of January 1864 as performing the dutings of Act’g Asst. Adjt Gen’l of the Recruiting Commission for the 11th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops by order of Major Gen Blunt Recruiting Commissioner.

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

H.G. Loring

Capn 10th Kansas Vols. H.D.C.

& Actg Asst. Adjt. Gen’l

 

Hd. Qrs. Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark Feb 1 1864

 

Sir:

 

By direction of Maj Gen. Blunt, I have the honor to report that 1st Lt. J. Fin Hill was relieved form duty as A.D.C. upon the staff Maj Gen Blunt on the 20th [XXXXX]  by promotion to a Majority in the 14th Regiment Kans. Cavalry Vols & assignment to duty as such

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obt. Servant

H.G. Loring

Capn & A.A.A. Gen’l

 

Head Qrs. Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark. Feb. 26 ‘64

Adjutant General U.S.A.

Washington D.C.

 

Sir:

 

On the 15th of January last Private John Hays Jr. Co H. [XXXXX]  Kansas Volunteers received an appointment as Second Lieut. in the Eleventh Regiment U.S. Colored Troops dated December 10, 1863. And as there has been no order received for his discharge he cannot be mustered. I would respectfully request that an official copy of the order for his discharge be forwarded to these Head Quarters

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servant

Jas. G. Blunt

Major General

By Command: H.G. Loring

Capt & A.A.A. Gen’l

 

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Head Qrs. Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark Jany 31 1864

 

General.

 

Company D 11th U.S. Colored troops was mustered full on the 29th inst. and 25 men of 60 E Official notice of the same was mailed to the Colored bureau on the 30th.

 

Lieut H.W. Johnson and Sergeant Hunger have labored here to obtain these recuits and deserve to be nominated to the position in the Company, you have their names on your list for Captian and 1st Lieut. and I would suggest Private Wallace H. Johnson for 2d Lieut. his name is also on your ist.

 

Respectfully

Your Obt. Servants

H.G. Loring

Capt & A.A.A. G.

 

Major Gen. Blunt

Washington D.C.

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark. March 1 1864

 

Sir:

 

I have the honor to report myself for February as performing the duties Act’y Asst. Adjt. General of the Recruiting Commission for the 11th Regt U.S. Colored Troops at this post

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obt Servant

H.G. Loring

Capt to the Kans. Vols.

A.D.C. & A.A.A. Gen.

 

Hd. Qrs. Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark March 1 1864

 

Sir:

 

I have the honor to transmit herewith muster Roll of the Detachment of the 3rd Regt Wis. Cavalry volunteers on duty at this Head Quarters

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obt Servant

H.G. Loring

Capt & A.A.A. Genl

 

Adjutant General USA

Washington D.C.

 

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Head Qrs Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark March 1. 1864

 

Sir:

 

I have the honor to transmit herewith corrected Muster rolls of the Detachment of Enlisted men on duty at these Head Quarters.

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obedient Servt.

H.G. Loring

Capt. & A.A.A. Gen

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark Mch 1 1864

 

Adjutant General U.S.A.

Washington D.C.

 

Sir:

 

I have the honor to report the following Officers as serving on my staff to wit Capt. H.G. Loring 10th Kans Vols Aid De Camp & Actg Asst Adt General. 1st Lieut Cyrus S. gorton Regimental Qr. Ms. 2nd Kansas Cavalry Vols. Aid De Camp. 2nd Lieut John E. Tappan 2nd Colorado Vols. Aid De Camp.

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obt Servant

Jas. G. Blunt

Major General

By Command H G. Loring

Capt. & A.A.A.Gen.

 

Headquarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Ark. Apr 1/64

 

Sir,

 

I have the honor to report myself as performing the duties of Aide De Camp to Maj. Genl. Jas. G. Blunt and Acting Assistant Adjutant General of the Recruiting Commission for the 11th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops at this Post by order of Maj. Genl. Blunt. Copies of which orders are herein Enclosed.

 

Very Respectuflly

Your Obdt Servt

H.G. Loring

Capt. Co “K” 10th Kan. Vol. Infy

A.D.C. & A.A. A. Genl.

 

Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Fort Smith Arkansas April 17 1864

 

Major C.W. Foster

A.A. Gen’l

Washington D.C.

 

Sir

 

Being relieved from Command in this Department I have turned over the Recruiting of the 11th U.S. Colored Troops to Lt. Col. Fred W. Schaurte whom I had appointed Superintendent in charge of the recruiting of said Regiment April 1st as per Enclosed Orders. An application for Lt. Col. Schaurte is on file in  your Office for appointment as Col. Of the 11th U.S. Colored Troops when the organization is completed. He is worthy of the appointment and I trust it will be made without delay as soon as you [XXXXX] officially [XXXXX] that the Regiment is full and Mustered.

 

Respectfully Your Obt Servant

Jas. G. Blunt

Major Genl. & Recruiting Commissioner

 

 

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Head Quarters Recruiting Commission

Little Rock Ark. Aug. 3 1864

 

Lieut Col. W.D. Grave A.A. G.

Hd. Qrs Dept of Arkansas

Sir:

 

The letter form Hd Qrs 11th Kans. Vol. Cav. With your endorsement requesting report and recommendation is hereby respectfully returned with reports.

 

Sergts Reppert Waterhouse Turner and Myers, Corpl. Bradshaw and Prvts Dodge and Schuyler all of the 11th Kansas Cav/y reported to me per Special Orders No. 18 Dated: Hd Qrs 11th U.S. Cold Troops. Forth Smith. Ark. April 3rd 1864 with the understanding that they should have positions as Commissioned Officers in the 11th U.S. Cold. Inf. as soon as men could be enlisted to warrant their muster into service. Eighteen appointments for company officers have already been received at Hd Qrs 11th u.S. C.I. and have been accompanied by discharges in all cases of enlisted men. Private Howard Schuyler is one of the eighteen who have received appointments dated War Department Adjutant General’s Office Washington D.C. Feb’y 12 1864,, and if my recollection does not deceive me, (most of the records being at Fort Smith) his discharge is per Special Orders No 90. Dated: War Department Adjutant General’s Office Washington D.C. Febr’y 24, 1864

 

Private Jonas G. Dodge conducted himself very much to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, for which reason I had him ordered back to his company per Special Orders No 13. Dated: Hd Qrs U.S. Troops (Colored) Little Rock Ark Jun 29 1864 which order was approved on the same day at Dept. Hd Quarters.

 

Non commissioned officers Reppert, Turner, Myers, and Bradshaw will I doubt not receive their appointments and discharges at no distant day.

 

As the prospect of filling the 11 U.S. Cold had become a little matter of time. I requested Cols. Williams and Crawford of the 13 and 20 Kansas Col. Regts. Respectively to [XXXXX] for as many as they could – there being a number of vacancies in their regiments-and application went on to the Secretary of War some weeks ago requesting commissions and discharges for four of my [XXXXX]

 

Private Hariet P. Beuton is a new not known to me nor has he been attached to the 11th U.S. C.T. as far as I know.

 

I would respectfully request that the men be retained at their present duties (Recruiting for the 11th U.S.C.T) as they are [XXXXX] and efficient N.C. Officers who are worthy to hold commissions in the Service of the United States.

 

Very Respectfully

Your Obt. Servant

Fred. W. Schaurte

Lieut Col. 2d Regt. I . B. and

Superintendent Recruiting for 11th U.S. C.T.

 

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Lewis Graff in account with

$ ¢ $ ¢

To Irish Potatoes 6 00

To [XXXXX] Potatoes 7 00

To Coal oil

To [XXXXX] plows

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] plows

To [XXXXX]

To [XXXXX] plows

To 2 horse [XXXXX]

To single [XXXXX]

To curry combs

To [XXXXX]

To corn 150. 60. 40. (300)

To Wood 6 00

To Tobacco [XXXXX]

To Water [XXXXX] 131

To [XXXXX] cotton

To 2 Hoes and garden [XXXXX]

To three cotton [XXXXX]

To Spades and shovels 151

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX] Sardines [XXXXX] & [XXXXX]

To box books

To Iron wedges 141

To Box of [XXXXX] [XXXXX] & [XXXXX]

To [XXXXX]  of Harness & Bridles

To [XXXXX] 12 00

To tools [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX] [XXXXX]

Dec 24 To Wood 6 00

To Lumber

To Bbls

To hog

26 To Wood 6 00

To [XXXXX] of Crockery

To [XXXXX] of clothing

To disk

To powder 5 [XXXXX] 2 [XXXXX]

To [XXXXX] [XXXXX]

Box of Iron

 

 

Fred W. Schaurte 1867

 

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June Gin house expenses

22 John Harvey & [XXXXX] 2.00

29 For cutting logs 9 00

July

10 For hire 5 00

11 For hire 18 00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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