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    Officers Pay Book Ledger for the Year 1841-1870 Including Civil War Generals. 334pp. 15.5" x 12.5". Book reads "Index to Officer's Pay / U.S. Army / 1841 to 1870" on the spine. Light cloth covered boards. Ledger pages read at top: "Index to Officer's Pay Accounts", listing 14 columns across, with the final columns listing "Remarks". The "Remarks" columns lists dates of retirement, resignations, deaths, and dismissals.

    The pages reads like a "Who's Who" listing every famous United States officer from that time period who served in the Mexican War, the Civil War, and the Indian Wars. Officers who fought in the Civil War include: [for the Confederacy] Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, Robert E. Lee, Charles E. Lee, Francis Lee, Richard B. Lee, George Pickett, James Longstreet, Joseph E. Johnston, Jefferson Davis, Pierre Gustave Beauregard, John Bell Hood, and William Joseph Hardee, [for the Union] Ulysses S. Grant, George A. Custer, George B. McClellan, Philip Sheridan, William T. Sherman. Also lists the Mexican War service of future presidents Zachary Taylor and John Tyler; and the famed 7th Cavalry officers including Frederick Benteen, and Thomas W. Custer. Remarks for both George and Thomas custer read: "Killed 25 June '76".

    The information contained indicates that this was an index used to manage the voluminous information maintained by the army in an effort to keep track of their records. Each name included lists dates of transfers, as well as book and page numbers in which additional information for the individual was recorded. Binding is solid, with light soiling to interior pages.


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