15 February 1864: “Have you thought of making requisitions for cartridge boxes, belts, cap boxes, and bayonet scabbards. The guns will be useless almost without the cartridge and cap boxes at least.”

Item description: Letter, dated 15 February 1864, from Daniel Scully to Col. George Logan.

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Item citation: From folder 22 in the George William Logan Papers #1560, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item transcription: 

Monroe Feby. 15 1864.

Dear Col.

We are under orders to proceed immediately by boat to Harrisonburg and report to Major Douglas, Chf. Engineer.

My wagon left here yesterday morning early in charge of a Sergeant and two men for Nachitoches to bring the arms. Will it not be better have the arms taken direct to Harrisonburg from Nachitoches.

Have you thought of making requisitions for cartridge boxes, belts, cap boxes, and bayonet scabbards. The guns will be useless almost without the cartridge and cap boxes at least.

The command is doing very well. No deserters.

I left a minnie rifle, my own property, under Lieut. Duncan’s bed. Please secure it and have it brought home at Harrisonburg. Capt. Parker has just arrived. 

In great haste
Sincerely yours
Daniel Scully

Please forward the enclosed letter by your messenger to Nachitoches. The writer wishes to have a valise sent to this place by our wagon.

D.S.

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