Auction 137, Lot 398

"[Lot of 2 - Civil War Documents]",

Subject: Virginia, Civil War

Period: 1861-62 (dated)

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Color: Black & White

Size:
25 x 8.5 inches
63.5 x 21.6 cm

Record-keeping was essential to running an effective military operation during the Civil War. Rosters, fund books, clothing books, hospital books and muster rolls were all necessary to keep order in a time of chaos. This morning report tracks the count of men ready for guard duty and detachments, and keeps a list of those who are sick and absent. These were signed by the brigade's commanding officer each day. This lot includes two morning reports from Brigadier Generals:

A. Consolidated Morning Report, commanded by D. N. Couch, Brig. Gen. Couch served in the Mexican-American War and in the Civil War as a member of the Union. He commanded a corps in the Army of the Potomac and fought at Gettysburg, Chancellorsville and Fredericksburg. Signed by Couch himself.

B. Consolidated Morning Report, commanded by John J. Peck, Brig. Gen. Peck served in the Union's defense of Washington (Peninsula Campaign) and Suffolk, and then commanded the District of North Carolina where he saw little action. Signed by Peck's adjutant.

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Condition: A

Very good condition with some very light toning and a few extraneous creases.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/14/2011

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