1861 Ordnance Requisition Signed by General Alexander M. McCook & General James S. Negley - Buck and Ball for Harpers Ferry Muskets

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1861 Ordnance Requisition Signed by General Alexander M. McCook & General James S. Negley - Buck and Ball for Harpers Ferry Muskets

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Item No. SQ4033536

Offered here is an interesting 1861 Civil War ordnance requisition for Negley's Pennsylvania Brigade written and signed by General James S. Negley. It is further endorsed and signed by General Alexander M. McCook. At the time of the requisition on October 27, Negley and his men were in the process of being transferred from the eastern to the western theater. He had requested ammunition from the depot at Pittsburgh, but sent this requisition to Camp Nevin on the Nolin River in Kentucky for the balance yet to be fulfilled. He requested 40,000 "Musket Ball & Buck Cartridges" for "altered Harpers F[erry] Muskets" as well as spherical shot and canister for his six-pounders before he signed at the bottom. Beneath that, McCook wrote out orders for a captain of his staff to send the requested ordnance to General Negley's camp. An interesting document signed by two notable generals of the Army of the Ohio and Army of the Cumberland, both having fought in many of the major battles in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia.

Negley wrote the requisition upon a 7 3/4" x 9 3/4" stationery sheet. Little wear to edges or corners, though it has a rough left edge where Negley removed the sheet from its other half. Creased where originally folded.

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