Charles Martin papers

Abstract

The Charles Martin papers (dated 1863-1876, undated, 2.1 cubic feet; 4 boxes, 1 item) comprise records documenting supply needs and inventories for the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps of the Union Army during the United States Civil War.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Charles Martin papers
Creator
Martin, Charles
Extent
2.1 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Military supplies.
Quartermasters -- United States
Arrangement
Collection is arranged into 6 series by format.
Finding Aid Author
Ida Lucille Sell
Preferred Citation
52m33: [identification of item], Charles Martin papers, 1863-1876, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Lieutenant Charles Martin served as the Acting Assistant Quartermaster for the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps of the Union Army during the United States Civil War. The headquarters moved from Mississippi, then Tennessee, and finally Georgia.
Scope and Content
The Charles Martin papers (dated 1863-1876, undated, 2.1 cubic feet; 4 boxes, 1 item) comprise records documenting supply needs and inventories for the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps of the Union Army during the United States Civil War. Records include abstracts, transfers, receipts and vouchers for tools, food, horses, mules, clothing, tents and other essential equipment for troops. Day to day and annual lists and regulations for supplies are represented in the log and record books in the collection. Letters, circulars, receipts in the Charles Martin papers regard protocol for Acting Assistant Quartermaster, as well as some personal letters about Martin's war experience.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Abstracts and Vouchers, 1864-1865

The Abstracts and Vouchers series consists of lists detailing the supplies on hand in the quartermaster's stores (abstracts) and lists of the soldiers supplies were disbursed to (vouchers). As Acting Assistant Quartermaster, Charles Martin certified all records with his signature. Supplies represented in the Abstracts and Vouchers include forage, veterinary tools, fuel, stationary, carpenter's tools, building materials. Arranged chronologically.

1864 February

  • Box 1, folder 1
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1864 March

  • Box 1, folder 2
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1864 April

  • Box 1, folder 3
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1864 May

  • Box 1, folder 4
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1864 June

  • Box 1, folder 5
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1864 July

  • Box 1, folder 6
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1864 August

  • Box 1, folder 7
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1864 September

  • Box 1, folder 8
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1864 October

  • Box 1, folder 9
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1864 November

  • Box 2, folder 1
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1864 December

  • Box 2, folder 2
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1865 January

  • Box 2, folder 3
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1865 February

  • Box 2, folder 4
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1865 March

  • Box 2, folder 5
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1865 April

  • Box 2, folder 6
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1865 May

  • Box 2, folder 7
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Form 5 1/2, Means of Transportation and Reports of Transfer, 1864-1865

The Form 5 1/2, Means of Transportation and Reports of Transfer series consists of monthly account records of transportation equipment for a regiment. Transportation equipment includes supplies like riding bridles, horse ambulances, 2 horse wagons, as well as horses and mules. The series is arranged chronologically.

1864 September

  • Box 3, folder 14
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1864 October

  • Box 3, folder 15
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1864 November

  • Box 3, folder 16
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1864 December

  • Box 3, folder 17
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1865 January

  • Box 3, folder 18
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1865 February

  • Box 3, folder 19
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1865 March

  • Box 3, folder 20
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1865 April

  • Box 4, folder 1
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1865 May

  • Box 4, folder 2
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Reports of Transfers list, 1864 August-December

  • Box 4, folder 3
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Forage reports, 1864-1865

  • Box 4, folder 4
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Log books, 1863-1865

The Log Book series contains four log books, one roll book and one record book. The log books contain notes and draft lists of supplies needed. The roll book contains lists of soldiers in troops. The roll book and one log book belonged to an unidentified soldier named H.F. Nash. The record book contains detailed dated journal entries about supplies needed, as well as official quartermaster's memorandums.

H.F. Nash Sergent's Roll Book for Company, Detail and Squad, 1863

  • Box 4, folder 33
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H.F. Nash supply log book, 1864

  • Box 5, folder 1
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Supply log book, 1864-1865

  • Box 5, folder 2
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Supply log book, 1865 April-May

  • Box 5, folder 3
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Supply log book, 1865

  • Box 5, folder 4
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Charles Martin's quartermaster record book, 1863-1864

  • Item 1
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Returns of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, 1864-1865

The Returns of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage contains special requisition receipts from the US Army Quartermaster. Supplies listed in the receipts include items like boots, socks, uniform coats, uniform jackets, tents, flags, mess pans, canteens, and wool blankets. The series is arranged chronologically.

1864 March

  • Box 2, folder 8
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1864 April

  • Box 3, folder 9
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1864 May

  • Box 3, folder 1
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1864 June

  • Box 3, folder 2
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1864 July

  • Box 3, folder 3
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1864 August

  • Box 3, folder 4
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1864 September

  • Box 3, folder 5
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1864 October

  • Box 3, folder 6
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1864 November

  • Box 3, folder 7
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1864 December

  • Box 3, folder 8
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1865 January

  • Box 3, folder 9
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1865 February

  • Box 3, folder 10
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1865 March

  • Box 3, folder 11
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1865 April

  • Box 3, folder 12
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1865 May

  • Box 3, folder 13
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Official correspondence and forms, 1863-1869, undated

The Official Correspondence series comprises Quartermaster's General Office and War Department circulars, letters and receipts. The circulars contain instructions for assistant quartermaster reports. The correspondence primarily regards discrepancies in Charles Martin's reports or receipts of his reports. The series also includes blank forms distributed by the Union Army. The series is arranged chronologically.

Official letters from the period of Sherman's March to the Sea , 1863-1865

  • Box 4, folder 5
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Brigadier General George D. Ramsay, Chief of Ordinance, Washington DC letters, 1864

  • Box 4, folder 6
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Quartermaster General's Office circulars and receipts, 1864 April-July

  • Box 4, folder 7
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War Department receipts of papers, 1864-1865

  • Box 4, folder 8
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Head Quarters Special Orders, 1864-1865

  • Box 4, folder 9
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Captain C. Rattray correspondence, 1864-1865

  • Box 4, folder 10
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E.B. Kink, Office Assistant Quartermaster letters, 1864-1865

  • Box 4, folder 11
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Ordinance Office, War Department Property Returns Division forms, 1864-1865

  • Box 4, folder 12
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Memorandum receipts, 1865 May

  • Box 4, folder 13
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Quartermaster General's Office Property Division Store Receipts, 1865 June

  • Box 4, folder 14
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Quartermaster General's Office letter regarding reporting instructions, 1865 July 10

  • Box 4, folder 15
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Quartermaster General's Office Division of Clothing and Equipage receipt, 1865 November 5

  • Box 4, folder 16
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Quartermaster General's Office Division of Clothing and Equipage letter, 1866 January 24

  • Box 4, folder 17
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Quartermaster General's Office Property Division Store Receipt for 1864, 1866 August 18

  • Box 4, folder 18
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Quartermaster General's Office Property Returns form, 1866 October 22

  • Box 4, folder 19
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Quartermaster General's Office Property Return Remarks for 1865, 1867

  • Box 4, folder 20
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Quartermaster General's Office Property Returns Remarks withdrawm, 1868 February 4

  • Box 4, folder 21
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Quartermaster General's Office affidavet receipt, 1868 February 10

  • Box 4, folder 22
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Treasury Department Third Auditor's Office Statement of Differences, 1868

  • Box 4, folder 23
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Treasury Department Third Auditor's Office letter receipt, 1869 January 13

  • Box 4, folder 24
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Reply to Statement of Difference by Treasury Department Third Auditor's Office, undated

  • Box 4, folder 25
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US Army blank forms, circa 1860-1869

  • Box 4, folder 26
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Personal correspondence, 1863-1876

The Personal Correspondence series comprises letters written by and to Lieutenant Charles Martin. Letters by Charles Martin are addressed to his mother and sister. He recounts in the letters where his troop is stationed and some of the conditions of the camp. Letters sent to Lt. Martin were written by men he served with during the war and mainly regard recommendation of character and service. Also included in the series is a receipt for machinery bought by Charles Martin in 1876. The receipt states Martin resided in Corydon, Indiana.

Charles Martin to his sister, 1863 October 31

  • Box 4, folder 27
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Charles Martin to his sister, 1864

  • Box 4, folder 28
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Charles Martin to his mother, Mary Martin, 1864

  • Box 4, folder 29
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Charles Martin to his mother, Mary Martin, 1865

  • Box 4, folder 30
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Letters to Charles Martin, 1865 February 11

  • Box 4, folder 31
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Receipt from Manufacturers of the Clipper Mowing Machines and Reapers, 1876 June 16

  • Box 4, folder 32
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