Possibly signed by Chief of Ordnance Lt. Col. George D. Ramsey, Jan. 14, 1863.
Civil War Dated Steamer Freight Receipt for “6 boxes of traces.” I am assuming trace chains for artillery use.
The receipt was likely made out as a copy for Col. Ramsey’s records, as the receipt has no signature. Nice vignette of a steamer ship, and with decorative border.
Ramsey was a career army officer; USMA graduate. He was chief of ordnance for Gen. Zachary Taylor during the Mexican War. Promoted to Chief of Ordnance in 1863. Ramsey was made inspector of Arsenals in 1864 -66. His last assignment was commanding the Washington Arsenal to 1870, there retiring for the service.