Army Commissary Records,1861-1865

Descriptive Summary

Title
Army Commissary Records,1861-1865
Creator
United States Army
Extent
4 v.
Subjects
Clay, James B. (James Brown), 1817-1864.
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881.
Louisville (Ky.)-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Sources.
Symonds, H. C. (Henry Clay), d. 1900.
United States.-- Army-- Commissariat-- History-- 19th century.
United States.-- Army-- Commissariat-- History-- Sources.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Equipment and supplies-- Sources.
United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Participation, Afro-American-- Sources.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Processed by; machine-readable finding aid created by:Encoded by
Repository
The Filson Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Letter books kept by Major Henry Clay Symonds, commander of the Union Army Commissary of Subsistence at Louisville. The first several entries were made while he was at the Washington, D.C. commissary and mentions the aftermath of the first battle of Bull Run. The other entries were made at Louisville and discuss the amount of provisions being sent and where they were being sent, establishment of a bakery and slaughterhouse at Jeffersonville, Ind., and the method of delivery. He also makes note of day to day operations at Louisville. Card index in repository