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Army of the Cumberland Quartermaster's Report

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2904

This letter was sent by Chief Quartermaster for the Army of the Cumberland, E. B. Carling, to his superior, Commmander A. J. Mackay, on May 5, 1865. The letter is a late report on the movements of the Cumberland's 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Cavalry divisions through the state of Mississippi for March 1865. He reports that the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Cavalry Divisons are well and being commanded by Major General Wilson, while the 3rd is entrenched with General Sherman near Eastport, Mississippi. He reports that there has been no news from the 6th division and that the 7th division was last reported in Western Mississippi, but is not responding to telegrams or written requests for status of men.

Dates

  • 1865 May 5

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In a letter dated 1865 May 5 the chief quartermaster of the Army of the Cumberland, E. B. Carling, sends his annual report for the month of March to his superior, A. J. Mackay. The letter was sent internally from the quartermaster's office located in Nashville, Tenn. The letter concerns the movements of the Army of the Cumberland's 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Cavalry divisions throughout the state of Mississippi.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

Purchased by Special Collections on 2006 June 8.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480