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This form "No. 40 Special Requisition" details the requisition of 100 pounds of horse shoes, 100 frost nails, and 2 bushels of stone coal by a Confederate States unit. Turner Ashby signs as commander, a Captain William Miller signs as a Quartermaster. Formerly a U.S. form, altered to read "C.S." in one instance. Dated 3 February 1862, Martinsburg (present-day West Virginia).
No. 40 Special Requisition 1862 Febry 3 For: One Hundred pounds Horse Shoes One Hundred Frost nails - Two Bushels of Stone Coal - [note: the inventory chart is been crossed out] I certify that the above requisition is correct; and that the articles specified are absolutely requisite for the public service, rendered so by the following circumstances: Horses needing shoeing. Jno Winfield Capt Capt McMillen a Quartermaster U.S. [note: U has been crossed out and replace with C] Army, will issue the articles specified in the above requisition. Turner Ashby Commanding Recieved at Martinsburg the 3rd of Febry 1862 of Capt McMillen a Quartermaster U.S [note: U crossed out and replaced with C] Army, One Hundred pounds Horse Shoes and One hundred Frost nails in full of the above requisition. Jno Winfield Capt [docket] No. 40 No. 29 Abstract K. 1st Qr. 1862 Capt. Jno Q. Winfield Special Requisition Feb 3./ 1862
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Special Requisition, Turner Ashby, Captain William Miller, 03 February 1862, 1862, Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Ashby, Turner; Miller, William; and Winfield, John Q., "Special requisition for horse shoes, nails and coal, signed by Turner Ashby, 1862." (1862). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 224.
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