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Confederate Quartermaster Records

Identifier: Ms-2010-048

Scope and Content

This collection contains three documents from the Confederate Quartermaster Generals Office during the American Civil War:

A letter dated Sept 30, 1864, is written on official office stationary and mentions finished accounts that have been left at the office for further adjustments.

An invoice of Quartermaster's stores, dated Nov 1, 1862, lists various cookery items, like kettles and pots, to be turned over to Captain G.A. Wallace for "Camp of Paroled Prisoners."

An invoice dated March 31, 1864, lists a purchase made on February 17 for 105 bushels of corn for $420.


  • 1862 - 1864


Language of Materials

The material in the collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

The copyright status of this collection is unknown. Copyright restrictions may apply. Contact Special Collections and University Archives for assistance in determining the use of these materials.

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Administrative History

During the American Civil War, on February 26, 1861 the Confederate Congress created the position of Quartermaster General. Comprising the rest of the quartermaster bureau were six majors and a colonel. In May of 1861, the Confederate government moved to Richmond, Virginia; the administrative headquarters of the Quartermaster General were located on the corner of Ninth and Main St.

External source:

Wilson, Harold S. Confederate Industry: Manufacturers and Quartermasters in the Civil War. Jackson: University of Mississippi, 2002. (Call number HD9725 .W546 2002 in Newman Library)


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


The collection contains two invoices and a letter from the Confederate Quartermaster General's Office, dated 1862, 1864, during the American Civil War. They list food and cookery purchases.


This collection is arranged by material type.

Source of Acquisition

The Confederate Quartermaster Records were acquired by Special Collections prior to 2009.

Related Materials

See the following materials, which are also at Virginia Tech Special Collections and University Archives:

The Confederate Quartermaster in the Trans-Mississippi by James L. Nichols. (UC 85 .N5 Spec Civil War)

Quartermaster: a brief account of the life of Colonel Abraham Charles Myers, Quartermaster General C.S.A by Walter E. Burke, Jr. (E 467.1 .M94 B875 1976 Spec Civil War)

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Confederate Quartermaster Records by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Confederate Quartermaster Records were commenced and completed in June 2010.

Confederate Quartermaster Records, 1862, 1864
Julia Viets, Student Assistant
2010 (CC0 1.0)
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech Repository

Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries (0434)
560 Drillfield Drive
Newman Library, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia 24061 US