Re: "Liberated" US supplies
Confederate Regulations 1864
Article XXXV- Returns and Reports
458- A return of all property captured will be made by the commanding officer of the troops by whom such capture was made to the Adjutant and Inspector General at Richmond in order that it may be disposed of according to the orders of the War Department.
- It would seem as if there was a steep fine or result if the CO did not report captured property- according to the supplimental CS Quartermasters manual.
Allowance for Clothing
1047 Commanding officers may order necessary issues of clothing to prisoners and convicts taking deserters or other damaged clothing when there is such in store.
719 After an action the officers on ordnance duty collect the munitions of war left on the field and make a return of them to the General The Quartermaster's Department collects the rest of the public property captured and make the returns to headquarters.
Lending credence to the later Confederate imagery with the infamous split canteen straps, as well as all the US muskets re-surcharged it would lead me to believe that some degree or reprocessing of captured property was happening.
Did it happen? Sure. How often? I would weight in not as often as we think and its defiantly based on its context... and whether or not your CO and his CO were tight.
Last edited by Busterbuttonboy; 03-08-2013 at 11:51 AM.
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