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sedlakchristopher
01-16-2007, 02:27 AM
Gents,
I just had to share this with everyone, it seemed so unfair to keep it locked up!
I recently purchased an original Daily Report of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage from Chattanooga on July 2, 1864 from a dealer friend of mine.
It is on an approximately 21” x 17 ½” piece of paper in surprisingly good condition that is folded into 12 equal squares so that the front has the cover listed below.
It is a press pre-printed form with blue and red lines to divide columns and for entering numbers. The rest is hand printed in a beautiful hand of brown ink done in a very fine point.
The “Rec’d, Chief A.q.M. Office, July 3, 1864” is in RED ink and I’m sure this document sat somewhere for years bound in the literal red tape of the government supply system.
It is amazing to see what things Capt. Smith had to account for.
Axes, shovels, spades, coats, 102500 pair of drawers!, not to mention trowsers (spelled with a “w”) and dress hats, tents and 11000 camp kettles! Not to mention they still had havelocks, overalls and sibley stoves still on the rolls in 1864!
I wish I was able to scan this thing for you to see. I may get a photo of it and post it later.
If anyone would really love a copy of this, I may get full size copies made. Shoot me a line if interested.

Chris Sedlak

PS - background check shows Capt. Smith as 26 years old in 1862 and being commissioned in Field and Staff of the 25th Ohio Inf'y as a quartermaster officer.
No other info. available.

J.H.Berger
01-16-2007, 08:34 AM
Wow, and 13000 rubber coats for infantry!!!!! What was that!! They were definetely not ponchos.

maineman
01-16-2007, 09:10 AM
Hmmm, Interesting that ALL that hat brass was listed as Gov't issue as well as hat cords for enlisted.

sedlakchristopher
01-17-2007, 04:15 AM
Gents,
I too wondered on a few items on there...

Rubber coats? Could that be the rubber "Talma" ? I think it was literally a rain coat made from vulcanized rubber poncho material...? I believe I've seen them in those famous Quartermaster photos where they made the same poor guy dress in every uniform and took pictures of him... I may have also seen one in Echoes of Glory.

Yes, and hat brass on the rolls! and cords and tassels! There is something to be said though that there was a crap load on the inventory... perhaps meaning it WASN'T being worn?

I'm glad you enjoyed!

ALSO, to anyone interested... I think for $10 delivered I may be able to get COLOR copies? Let me know if you would like to be on the list...
I'm not out to make any money here... Just share the history!

Chris Sedlak

sedlakchristopher
01-17-2007, 04:20 AM
On further review,

The rubber coat may just be the rubber poncho as there is a painted poncho and a rubber blanket listed, but no rubber poncho... just a educated guess?

Chris Sedlak

J.H.Berger
01-17-2007, 12:17 PM
On further review,

The rubber coat may just be the rubber poncho as there is a painted poncho and a rubber blanket listed, but no rubber poncho... just a educated guess?

Chris Sedlak

I doubt that because it is listed as uniform and civillian.

burke69nyv
02-09-2008, 10:09 AM
Chris,
I would be interested in a copy. Please send me an e-mail at Burke69nyv@aol.com , and I will give you my address and discuss payment options.
Thanks,
Tom

1stMaine
02-09-2008, 11:31 AM
Hmmm, Interesting that ALL that hat brass was listed as Gov't issue as well as hat cords for enlisted.

FWIW,

The image of Albert H. Frost, of Co. "K", 3rd Maine Infantry shows him wearing a fully dressed hat with bugle, letter "K", and # "3". Frost was from Winthrop, and was killed 2 July in Pitzer's Woods. His image, in dress coat, hat, etc, may be seen in the Withrop town history.

Also of passing interest, the 19th Maine, which rendezvoused in Bath, and trained there, were issued with dress coats and hats, and remark on them in the regimental history. Many Maine regiments received dress coats and hats in addition to blouses and caps.

Respects,

ajroscoe
03-01-2008, 12:14 PM
What I find interesting about this inventory is the similar numbers of blouses, lined and unlined. There are 12,567 lined and 10,233 unlined, suggesting that there were like numbers of them in use during a summer campaign. If anything, it might suggest that there were more unlined in the field, as there are slightly fewer of them in the depot.