United States Army Quartermaster Reports - Accession 610
October 1, 1861-July 28, 1862
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Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of microfiche copies of the United States Army Quartermaster reports from Hilton Head Island during the American Civil War for the U.S. Army from October 1, 1861-July 28, 1862. The author of the reports was Captain (later Colonel) Herbert Austin Hascall (1835-1890) who was the Assistant Quartermaster to General Thomas West Sherman (1813-1879) during the Captain Samuel Dupont- General Sherman expedition against Hilton Head and Bay Point, South Carolina. The Battle of Port Royal occurred on November 7, 1861 and resulted in Fort Walker on Hilton Head Island and Fort Beauregard on Bay Point falling to Union forces. Hilton Head Island then became the headquarters for the US Army’ southern department.
The reports include a listing of “Names of Persons And Articles” “Designation And Occupation” Dates of service”, Salary, “Date of Contract, Agreement, or Entry Into Service”, “Remarks” and Time, And The Amount Due and Remaining Unpaid.” There is also a “Report of Contraband Negroes Employed and Hired at Head Quarters by Captain H. A. Hascall, Quartermaster US Army.” These entries include the same entries as the others, but also has an entry for “By Whom Owned.” The documents are not in strict chronological order.
The microfiche was purchased from the South Carolina Historical Society.
For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.
Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "United States Army Quartermaster Reports - Accession 610". Finding Aid 1055.