This grouping includes two unrelated Civil War documents, one
being a requisition from the 47th Regiment Indiana Volunteers at
Camp Sullivan. The other being a large 11 ¾” x 18 ¾” ledger sheet documenting
items secured by Richard Lowden and Michael Farley, including tobacco, pots and
pans, flannel, shoes, straw hats, soap, thread.
The 47th Regiment Indiana Volunteers was mustered in December 1861 at Anderson. It was assigned to Gen. Wood’s brigade of Buell’s army. It was engaged at New Madrid, being the first regiment to enter Fort Thompson, and at Riddle’s Point between the shore batteries and the enemy’s gunboats. It participated in a skirmish at Brown’s Planation in Memphis and later engaged in battles and skirmishes at Vicksburg. It lost 143 at Champion’s Hill. It also engaged in the Battle at Jackson and took part in the Red River expedition in the spring of 1864.
The requisition is for 900 pounds of straw by Capt. John T. Robinson (background included on Robinson), received December 1, 1861 at Camp Sullivan, shortly after the regiment was formed. Robinson enlisted on April 20, 1861 as a 1st Lieutenant and was later commissioned into “G” Co. of the 47th Infantry. He was promoted to Captain on October 10, 1861. Research shows that some of the men contracted measles at Camp Sullivan.
Documents have normal wear but overall in very good condition.
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