6th New Jersey Requisition for 68 Harpers Ferry Muskets Written on Williamsburg Battlefield - May 5, 1862

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6th New Jersey Requisition for 68 Harpers Ferry Muskets Written on Williamsburg Battlefield - May 5, 1862

239.99

Item No. SQ1445530

Offered here is a very interesting May 5, 1862 requisition form written out and signed by Lieutenant John Willian (later brevet-brigadier general), commanding Company D, 6th New Jersey Volunteers, on the battlefield of Williamsburg. "In obedience to verbal orders from Major Geo H Burling Comdg Regt," Willian secured 68 stand of arms for his company. It is unclear why the men of Company D required new equipment, but quite interesting that the new arms were antiquated 69 caliber Harpers Ferry smoothbore muskets. The requisition details all the equipment issued to the company, including muskets, cartridge boxes, cartridge box plates, bayonet scabbards, waist belts and other accoutrements, and 3,000 rounds of ammunition. The reverse is largely pre-printed, with details of the requisition appearing in the center section.

The form measures about 8 1/2" x 10 3/4". The paper is in excellent condition. No stiffness. Very little wear to corners and edges. Creases where originally folded.

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