1864 Army of the Cumberland Telegraph Concerning Quartermaster & Commissary Stores Moving by Rail - Captain Arthur Edwards

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1864 Army of the Cumberland Telegraph Concerning Quartermaster & Commissary Stores Moving by Rail - Captain Arthur Edwards

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Item No. 7969814

An official telegraph dated January 15, 1864 from Captain Arthur Edwards, an assistant quartermaster in the Army of the Cumberland. He sent this telegraph from Bridgeport, Alabama, to Major Langdon C. Easton, Chief Quartermaster, regarding the status of two locomotives loaded with stores. It reads:

U.S. Military Telgraph
Jany 15 1864
By Telegraph from Bridgeport
To Col Easton
Chf QM

Kingston left with Com[missary] stores at one o’clock. Point Rock repaired & loading with forage leave this afternoon [illegible] repairing.
Arthur Edwards
Capt AQM

It is docketed on reverse with nearly a full transcript, no doubt because of Edwards’s poor handwriting. The document measures about 5 1/4” x 8 1/2” and is in excellent condition as shown. Very light toning and creased where originally folded.

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