Quartermaster invoice for 1st La. Cavalry for Sharps Carbines, Remington Revolvers, and more cavalry equipment.
September 1864 Quartermaster Document For The 1st Louisiana Cavalry.
This cavalry regiment was organized in New Orleans in August of 1862, by order of MG Benjamin Butler. It was made up of Unionists, and pro-Northern refugees from the city and the surrounding area. In 1863 the 1st La. Cavalry was assigned to the 19th Corps under MG Nathaniel Banks commanding the Department of the Gulf. The regiment participated in the Siege of Port Hudson, Red River Campaign and more. The regiment then moved to Florida in Feb. of 1865, and joined in on the campaign against Mobile, Alabama, and took over Fort Blakely. They mustered out in December of 1865.
The document is signed by Lt.Col. A.S. Badger, Commanding the 1st La. Cavalry, transferring ordnance stores to Lt. E.S. Russell in August of 1864.
The list of arms, cavalry accoutrements and horse gear includes Sharps Carbines, Remington revolvers, sabers, various equipment for the troopers, much in the line of horse gear, and ammunition for the above mentioned arms.
A nice record of ordnance stores for a scarce unit to find.