United States Military Railroads Receipt

A Guide to the United States Military Railroads Receipt, 1865 Ms.2008.097


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2008.097
Title
United States Military Railroads Receipt1865
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection contains a United States Military Railroads receipt, issued to general freight agent William W. Tuttle at Nashville, Tennessee.

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Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], United States Military Railroads Receipt, Ms2008-097, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The United States Military Railroads Receipt was donated to Special Collections in 2008.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the United States Military Railroads Receipt commenced and was completed in December 2008.


Historical Note

The United States Military Railroads were created in 1862 with legislation empowering the Federal government to take possession and operate railroads as necessary to support the Union war effort. The seized railroads were consolidated into the United States Military Railroads to insure the efficient movement of troops and supplies, with operating money issued by the Quartermaster's Department. The U.S.M.R. was gradually liquidated beginning in August 1865, as the railroads were returned to their original owners and government-produced equipment and rolling stock were sold.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a single United States Military Railroads receipt. Issued in Nashville, Tennessee on August 25, 1865 to general freight agent William W. Tuttle, the document acknowledges receipt of $5,700 and is signed by an assistant quartermaster [T. J. Aider?].

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Railroad
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the United States Military Railroads Receipt by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

folder 1
Receipt
1865