Hayes LoweAnother unlikely source...Sat Mar 31 13:12:44 2001
is eBay! I don't know where they come from, but there's plenty of official CS Army documents that are in the hands of private collectors and aren't in NARA's files. I check out eBay regularly for these documents, and there's always several (not to mention plenty of soldier's letters, too). They are of all sort: muster rolls, voucher's, invoices, orders, paroles, etc.The auctioner usually transcribes the document in the text of auction ad.I just won an auction of one that is a voucher for the 41st. I'm still figuring out if it is selling or buying from one of the Kentucky regiments. It documents the tranfer of 4 wagons, 20 mules, various wagon harnesses/saddles/blankets, 25 bushels of corn, and *271* pairs of new booties. [Booties are high top brogans.] This occurred on 9/6/1863 at Tiney [Tyner's]Station, Tenn.Two others that I saw recently documented the transfer of 2,000 Enfield rifles and 17,000 rounds of ammunition from Mobile to Ft. Morgan in May 1864. During the campaign against Spanish Fort and Fort Morgan in April 1865, the O.R.'s relate the Union force taking a town near Fort Morgan, where all the citizens were armed with Enfields. The same ones as transferred to Fort Morgan, perhaps?Anyway, this serves as an example of the info that can be gleened off of eBay!