Shedding light on a quartermaster's report - help please!

lupaglupa

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I now have a legible copy of a quartermaster report which includes my great-great-grandfather. A big shout out to @LasPalmas for help in getting this.

My gr-gr-grandfather is listed as having been paid for work in Tupelo, Mississippi from July 13, 1862 to August 12, 1862. His occupation was "warehouse" and he appears twice for the same period - one job paying $10 a month, the other $20 a month. Same title. He was paid August 12th and signed the roll. Other persons on the roll include a hostler, a forage agent, a clerk, and a line for 2 rooms used as the quartermaster's office. The roll is signed by Captain D H Thomas, assistant quartermaster.

I'm assuming my gr-gr-grandfather worked in a warehouse set up in Tupelo after the Union occupied the town. Can anybody tell me more about how these jobs worked? Or what unit DH Thomas was with?

My gr-gr-grandfather at this point had not enlisted in the Confederate Army, though he did the following year. He had been a teacher as a profession, along with farming. Anything that would help flesh out this record would be appreciated!
 

ucvrelics

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I now have a legible copy of a quartermaster report which includes my great-great-grandfather. A big shout out to @LasPalmas for help in getting this.

My gr-gr-grandfather is listed as having been paid for work in Tupelo, Mississippi from July 13, 1862 to August 12, 1862. His occupation was "warehouse" and he appears twice for the same period - one job paying $10 a month, the other $20 a month. Same title. He was paid August 12th and signed the roll. Other persons on the roll include a hostler, a forage agent, a clerk, and a line for 2 rooms used as the quartermaster's office. The roll is signed by Captain D H Thomas, assistant quartermaster.

I'm assuming my gr-gr-grandfather worked in a warehouse set up in Tupelo after the Union occupied the town. Can anybody tell me more about how these jobs worked? Or what unit DH Thomas was with?

My gr-gr-grandfather at this point had not enlisted in the Confederate Army, though he did the following year. He had been a teacher as a profession, along with farming. Anything that would help flesh out this record would be appreciated!

The Union army did not take Tupelo until July 1864. Below is a short breakdown on Capt D H Thomas who was appointed as a Capt in March 1862 in the CS Army quartermasters corp in Tupelo. There are over 100 pages in his CS file so its hard to get them all. Being an officer he had many items that he was paid or reimbursed for.
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Zella

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I now have a legible copy of a quartermaster report which includes my great-great-grandfather. A big shout out to @LasPalmas for help in getting this.

My gr-gr-grandfather is listed as having been paid for work in Tupelo, Mississippi from July 13, 1862 to August 12, 1862. His occupation was "warehouse" and he appears twice for the same period - one job paying $10 a month, the other $20 a month. Same title. He was paid August 12th and signed the roll. Other persons on the roll include a hostler, a forage agent, a clerk, and a line for 2 rooms used as the quartermaster's office. The roll is signed by Captain D H Thomas, assistant quartermaster.

I'm assuming my gr-gr-grandfather worked in a warehouse set up in Tupelo after the Union occupied the town. Can anybody tell me more about how these jobs worked? Or what unit DH Thomas was with?

My gr-gr-grandfather at this point had not enlisted in the Confederate Army, though he did the following year. He had been a teacher as a profession, along with farming. Anything that would help flesh out this record would be appreciated!
Just for clarification, what's your gg-grandfather's name? I assume Thomas is just who signed the paperwork and not your ancestor, right? Might be able to do some digging in Fold3 to see if there is some other paperwork for him besides his CSR from later. :smile:
 

lupaglupa

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@ucvrelics Thank you! The top of the record says "c. states" on it and I missed it. Not that the dates shouldn't have clued me in.

@Zella it was digging around on Fold3 that brought this record to my attention! The only other on him is a single muster roll. He was not sympathetic to the Southern cause and only joined up when he absolutely had to.
 

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