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James H. Pratt Papers
The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA
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[Identification of item], James H. Pratt Papers, 1863-1868, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.
.66 cu. ft.
Served in the 18th Michigan Infantry Regiment and the Quartermaster Department during the Civil War. Collection primarily consists of records kept by Captain Pratt while quartermaster at camps Nelson and Burnside in Kentucky and at Little Rock (Ark.) during the Civil War. Included are orders from Camp Nelson, 10 Nov. 1863 through January 1864, which list supplies sent to Knoxville (Tenn.), Somerset (Ky.), and those needed at Camp Nelson; a letter press book, 26 May 1864 through 27 Dec. 1864, containing orders for steamers, trains, soldiers, hired workers, quartermaster requests, and mentions of the pilfering of Army supplies; a transportation record, Sept. 1864 - Sept. 1865, which lists soldiers traveling from Little Rock, reasons for travel, destinations, and their regiments; and a fuel book, Dec. 1864 - 20 April 1865, listing fuel used by the steamer, Carrie Jacobs, the type of fuel used, the amount, and where and from whom it was purchased. The fifth volume is an account book, 19 April 1867 - 1868, of a grain and supply business with which Pratt was associated in Michigan. Pratt served in the 18th Michigan Infantry and in the Quartermaster Department during the War. Card file in repository
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