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Records of the United States Army Quartermaster Dept. District of Middle Florida

 Collection — Box: 158a
Identifier: MSS 0-247-MSS 0-247

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of holograph records of the United States Army Quartermaster Department, Tallahassee, Florida, dating 1865-1869. They include letters, orders and reports in a press book with cloth-covered cardboard binding. The binding is badly worn, but the records are for the most part legible and show that they were exchanged between various "Quartermaster Stations" in Florida, Mobile, New Orleans, with the arsenal at "Chatahoochie," and the United States Quartermaster General's office in Washington, D.C. There are also eleven pages of names of military men serving with the Quartermaster Corps in Florida, and a few loose inserts including the Malachi Martin papers.

Some of the reports show that "rebel convicts" were used for work in brick kilns, for "wood cut and corded on the beach and at convenient places on the bank of the Apalachicola river," and that "the P & GRR which had been run by the Quartermaster's Dept. immediately after surrender of the rebel troops in this state was turned over to the stock-holders by the United States Marshall previous to my being assigned to duty as Chief Q.M. of this Dept."


  • Created: 1865-1869
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/23/1972

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


243.00 items

0.25 Linear Feet

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Source of Acquisition

Given by James W. Cortada of FSU History Department

Processing Information

Processed April 1972

Records of the United States Army Quartermaster Dept. District of Middle Florida
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US