1863 List of 57th Georgia Men "Wanting Rations" During Siege of Vicksburg

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1863 List of 57th Georgia Men "Wanting Rations" During Siege of Vicksburg

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Item No. SQ6104958

This is an authentic 1863 Confederate Civil War document pertaining to the 57th Georgia Infantry titled "Hed Quarters Near Vicksburg / May 23rd 1863 / A List of Men belonging to 57th Regt wanting rations." The document is a listing of fifty-three soldiers' names arranged by Companies, A through I. It was compiled and written out by First Sergeant Patrick Henry Ward, "Medical Dispenser" for the 57th, forty-two days prior to Pemberton's surrender of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863.

The reverse includes the annotation, "taken down by P.H. Ward, Medical Dispenser, 57th Regt" above a note reading "please state whither the 5 officers will receive any thing extra...Capt [John Richard] Bonner asked me to find out whither servants were intitled to rations or not."

I ran several of the names through the Civil War research database and they all checked out for the 57th Georgia. Many showed that they were Vicksburg POWs, while others returned and surrendered at Appomattox or in North Carolina in 1865.

The document measures approximately 7 1/4" x 9 1/4". Paper has vertical and horizontal creases from original folds. It is in very good condition and not stiff or brittle in any way. There are a few old staple holes near the bottom edge. Little wear to edges and corners other than the left margin, which shows evidence of the page having been gently torn from a larger bifolium sheet. Spotty foxing and toning.

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