MCCLURE (JOHN W.) PAPERS

Mss. 3240

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Compiled February 1992

Reformatted 2009

Revised 2011

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 5
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 6
INDEX TO CONFISCATIONS ..................................................................................................... 8

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SUMMARY

Size.

915 items

Geographic locations.

New Orleans, Louisiana

Inclusive dates.

1862-1866, undated.

Bulk dates.

1863-1864

Language.

English

Summary.

Documents associated with the office of Captain John W. McClure, Assistant Quartermaster in the Army of the United States, pertaining to the occupation of Confederate New Orleans. The majority of the items consists of forms related to supplies and expenses, but also included are personal correspondence and confiscation records.

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

None.

Copyright.

Physical rights and copyright are retained by the LSU Libraries

Citation.

John W. McClure Papers, Mss. 3240, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Stack locations.

41:25, OS:M

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

John W. McClure, from the state of New York, was appointed Assistant Quartermaster, Department of the Gulf, Volunteer Force, Army of the United States, with the rank of Captain on October 21, 1862, serving in the occupation of New Orleans. On March 13, 1865, he was promoted to Major of meritorious services in the field; he was mustered out on June 20 of the same year.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Papers consist of documents which came into the possession of Captain John W. McClure relating to the occupation of Confederate New Orleans after its fall in 1862. Included are different types of vouchers, duty rolls, reports on supplies, receipts, records of court martial duties, and personal correspondence; the majority of these items originated in 1863. Some of the documents bear the signatures of generals in the Union Army, and one of the letters is from Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton to Secretary of State William H. Seward. Other notable documents in the collection are more than 200 itemized lists of property confiscated from Confederate officers and office holders, as well as other absent citizens.

INDEX TERMS

McClure, John W.

New Orleans (La.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869.

United States. Army. Quartermaster Corps.

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Confiscations and contributions.

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies.

CONTAINER LIST

Stack

Location

Box

Folders

Contents

41:25

1

1

Form 2 (Roll of privates on extra duty). Sept. 3, 1863. 2 items.

2

Form 12 (Materials receipt). June 14-Oct. 30, 1863. 19 items.

3

Form 16 (Mileage reimbursement voucher) and associated documents. Jan. 26- Oct. 26, 1863. 20 items.

4

Form 17 (Transportation expenses voucher). Sept. 2, 1863. 1 item.

5

Form 18 (Court martial service voucher) and associated documents. Jan. 1- Oct. 31, 1863. 68 items.

6

Form 19 (Expenses voucher for travel under orders). Sept. 4- Oct. 24, 1863. 2 items.

7

Form 20 (Postage voucher) and associated document. March 14 Oct. 30, 1863. 4 items.

8

Form 21 (Voucher for quarters & fuel) and associated documents. Jan. 13 Oct. 26, 1863. 66 items.

9

Form 21 (Voucher for quarters & fuel) associated documents. Dec. 29, 1862-Oct. 31, 1863. 52 items.

10

Form 22 (Services voucher) and associated documents. March 9- Oct. 31, 1863. 50 items.

11

Form 23 (Monthly summary of quartermaster’s supplies). Feb. - Mar., 1864. 2 items.

12

Form 24 Abstract D (Articles purchased in New Orleans. Feb., 1864. 1 item.

13

Form 25 (Articles account payable document). Feb. 29- March, 1864. 17 items.

14

Form 27 (List of supplies transferred). Dec. 31-Mar. 18, 1863. 14 items.

15

Form 29 (Requisition from fuel by month). Dec. 1, 1863- Mar. 24, 1864. 20 items.

16

Form 29 ½ (Requisition for fuel by date range). Mar. 1 July 15, 1864. 14 items.

17

Form 30 (Requisition for fuel for individual). Mar. 1-31, 1864. 79 items.

18

Form 38 (Requisition for stationery). Feb. 1- Mar. 31, 1864. 17 items.

19

Form 45 (Requisition for quartermaster’s supplies). Feb. 1- June 2, 1864. 27 items.

20

Form 40 (Special requisition). Feb. 5 Mar. 30, 1864. 10 items.

21

Miscellaneous: Orders & Correspondence. Mar. 1- June 15, 1862. 57 items.

22

Miscellaneous: Orders & Correspondence. Dec. 14, 1862- Feb. 6, 1864, undated. 31 items.

23

List of Clothing, Camp & Garrison Equipage. Feb. 8- Mar. 3, 1864. 3 items.

24

Form 51 (Monthly return of clothing, camp & garrison equipage). Feb. Mar. 1864. 2 items.

25

Abstract Bb (Receipt for quartermaster’s funds). June 20-Oct. 20, 1863. 6 items.

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Location

Box

Folders

Contents

41:25

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26

Form 13B (Abstract of quartermaster’s expenditures). June 30-Oct. 20, 1863. 6 items.

27

Form 39 Abstract K (Articles issued on special requisitions). Feb. 29, 1863. 1 item.

28

Form 26 (Articles received from officers at New Orleans). Feb. 29, 1864. 1 item.

29

Payroll & Expenses of the Commission of Relief and associated document. Mar. Aug. 1863. 15 items.

30

Empty envelopes. July 2, 1863-Nov. 4, 1864, undated. 9 items.

31

Confiscations, A-C. July 17, 1863- July 5, 1864. 53 items.

32

Confiscations, D-H (no I). June 1, 1863-July 2, 1864. 43 items.

33

Confiscations, J-P (no Q). July 25, 1863- May 27, 1865. 40 items.

34

Confiscations, R-S. July 31- Dec. 19, 1863, undated. 37 items.

35

Confiscations, T-Y (no Z), and Miscellaneous. June 27, 1863- June 10, 1865, undated. 29 items.

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Form 1, Monthly Summary Statement. Sept. 1863. 1 item.

Form 2, Report of Persons & Articles Hired. Dec. 1, 1862 Oct. 31, 1863. 1 item.

Form 3, Roll of Enlisted Men Employed on Extra Duty. Sept. 1862 July 1863. 5 items.

Form 5, Monthly Return of Public Animals, etc. Feb. 1864-Mar. 1864. 2 items.

Form 7, Report of Officers Whose Quarters & Fuel Are Commuted. Jan. Oct. 1863. 11 items.

Form 10, Account Current. June- Oct. 1863.

Form 15, Receipt Roll of Hired Men. Dec. 1, 1862- Oct. 31, 1863. 26 items.

Form 24, Articles Purchased at New Orleans. February 1864. 1 item.

Form 27, List of Stores Received From. Jan. 29-Mar. 15, 1864-. 6 items.

Form 31, Forage. Feb. 1864. 1 item.

Form 34, Forage issued to Public Animals. March 1864. 1 item.

Form 42, List of Stores Expended. Feb. 1864. 1 item.

Abst. N, Articles Received from Various Sources. Feb. 29, 1864. 1 item.

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1

Form 15, Receipt Roll of Hired Men. October 1863. 1 item.

Form 39, Articles Issued to Officers on Special Requisitions. Feb. Mar. 1864. 2 items.

INDEX TO CONFISCATIONS

The following pertains to properties confiscated from absent rebels after the capture of New Orleans by United States forces in 1862. Most of the documents include inventories of property; they are listed here alphabetically by the name of the original owner. When no name is given, they are listed alphabetically by address, or, if there is no address, chronologically by date. The date, shown here in parenthesis, is the date of the document.

Document

Document No.

Abbott, A. L., enemy (8/15/63)

94

Adams, Lucien, rebel, now in prison (8/20/63)

84

Adams, Wirt, Col. In the rebel army under Bragg (9/15/63)

117

Aldis, Mathis, rebel (7/2/64)

250

Adams, Wirt, Col. In the rebel army under Bragg (9/15/63)

117

Aldis, Mathis, rebel (7/2/64)

250

Anderson, H.O. (9/15/63)

228

Avegno, Bernard, member of seceding convention

48

Axon, Dr. A.T., enemy (8/13/63)

50

Bach, John M., absent rebel (9/1/63)

184

Bailey, J.B., enemy (8/15/63)

90

Barrett, Wm., enemy (9/1/63)

189

H. Bayler Co., absent rebels (9/7/63)

14

Bayne, J.L., member of the 5th Co., Washington Artillery, rebel army (7/27/63)

22

Beard, Cornelius C., Surgeon, CSA (9/1/63)

158

Benjamin, J.P., Attorney General of the Confederate States (9/1/63)

159

Bibb, Wilson O., registered enemy (8/13/63)

39

Black, Robert Y., enemy (9/1/63)

183

Block, Augustus, enemy (9/15/63)

203

Block, Henry, rebel (9/15/63)

204

Bloomfield & Steel, Bloomfield is a colonel in the rebel service (7/5/64)

Bogart, Wilhelm, enemy (8/13/63)

38

Bonford, P.E., enemy (7/27/63)

31

Booth, Dr. John, enemy (8/13/63)

42

Borge, F., sale of furniture of (7/31/63) 3 pp.

Bosworth, A.W., Lt, Col. in the rebel army (8/15/63)

89

Boyd, Samuel, Lt. Col., 20th Louisiana Vols., CSA (9/1/63)

161

Boyle, Francis A., absent rebel (9/20/63)

242

Bradford, C.M., Lt. Col., Louisiana Vols.

180

Brady, M.B., registered enemy (8/13/63)

40

Document

Document No.

Breaux, G.A., Col. Louisiana Vols. CSA (9/1/63)

154

Brown, J.J., rebel in the service of the CSA (9/1/63)

24

Brown, W.F., absent rebel (7/2/64)

255

Buchannan, Geo., sale of furniture and household effects of (6/6/63) 3 pp.

Buel, Mrs. A.D., enemy (7/2/64)

253

Bujar, M.P., absent rebel (7/2/64)

Bujar, M.P., absent rebel (7/2/64)

249

Burbridge, J.W., absent rebel (9/1/63)

175

Burth, Leona, enemy (8/13/63)

52

Burth, Victor, enemy (8/15/63)

91

Campbell, Dr. George W., enemy (8/15/63)

99

Carrol, Joseph W., enemy (9/1/63)

163

Carroll, Daniel R., a rebel in the service of the CSA (7/27/63)

23

Cartwright, Dr. Samuel W., rebel (9/15/63)

206

Casti, A., sale of furniture of (7/17/63) 2 pp.

Cenas, A.H., enemy (9/15/63)

232

Chaillie, Dr. S.E., enemy (7/5/64)

Chinn, Richard H., enemy (8/13/63)

44

Clark, Thomas Allen, enemy (7/27/63)

29

Cocks, John G. (9/15/63)

237

Conelly, George, enemy (8/13/63)

53

Conner, H.W., rebel (9/15/63)

238

Conrad, Chas. M., member of rebel congress (9/1/63)

160

Conrad, F.D., rebel (9/1/63)

151

Coyle, Patrick, and wife, enemies (8/13/63)

54

Crafts, Wm. H., and wife, enemies (8/1/63)

165

Dalton, Robert, former officer, CSA (9/15/63)

195

Davis, Mark, list of property belonging to (7/31/63)

21

Davis, R.M., absent rebel (9/1/63)

213

Desolo, A., sale of furniture and household effects of (6/1/63)

Donnella, Owen J., absent rebel (9/1/63)

170

Dykers, Thomas M., saleof furniture of (7/3/63) 2 pp.

Elmore, W.A., sale of effects of (7/24/63) 3 pp.

Estlin, Robt. W., member of convention (9/15/63)

199

Fenner, Dr. D.E., enemy (9/1/63)

166

Fisk, Edward A., absent rebel (7/2/64)

254

Fiske, Edward, sale of furniture of (7/3/63) 3 pp.

Florence, Benjamin, enemy (8/20/63)

78

Document

Document No.

Florence, Henry, enemy (8/20/63)

77

Foster, W.H., registered enemy (7/27/63)

33

French, James P., enemy (7/27/63)

27

Giffen, Adam, absent rebel (9/1/63)

155

Ginder, Henry, enemy (8/15/63)

97

Gleason, Patrick, enemy (7/2/64)

252

Glenn, Archibald, Confederate Army (1/18/64)

247

Glenn, Dr. J.W., sale of furniture and household effects of (6/27/63) 3 pp.

A. Glenn & Co., enemy of U.S. (9/10/63)

17

Goodrich, J.C. and H.L., absent rebels (7/2/64)

257

Gordon, Martin, and wife, enemies (8/13/63)

55

Greenwood, M., enemy (9/1/63)

188

Gregor, Geo., absent rebel (8/20/63)

81

Grisham, J.M., traitor in rebel army (7/2/64)

258

Griswold, A.B., enemy (9/1/63)

179

Grivot, Maurice, Adjutant General, State of Louisiana, under Gov. Moore (9/1/63)

148

Harding, J. N. (9/10/63)

15

Hardy, M., sale of furniture of (7/17/63) 2 pp.

Harris, Aaron, enemy (8/15/63)

104

Harrison, R.M., absent rebel (9/10/63)

16

Hedges, C.S., sale of furniture and household effects of (6/13/63)

Hennan, Alfred, rebel (9/15/63)

208

Hill, James D., rebel (9/15/63)

202

Holmes, John, absent rebel (9/1/63)

164

Holmes, Wm. H., enemy (9/1/63)

169

Holzachs, F., sale of

Hoy, Joseph, absent rebel (9/1/63)

167

Hunt, Randall, enemy (8/20/63)

79

Hutchington, R.C., absent enemy (8/20/63)

243

Hyams, H.M., Lt. Governor of Louisiana

18

Hyams, H.M., Lt. Gov. of Louisiana (7/2/64)

Jennings, N.R., commissary in CSA (9/1/63)

194

Jones, Jesse R., rebel (9/15/63)

13

Kaiser, Peter, rebel (9/15/63)

214

Kelly & Thompson, Messrs., absent rebels (8/5/63)

13

Labatt, C. (7/28/63)

20

Latting, R.G., absent rebel (9/15/63)

229

Document

Document No.

Leary, H.L., editor and proprietor of “Delta” (8/15/63)

96

Leathers, Thomas P., registered enemy, notorious blockade runner, and leading member Southern War League (7/25/63)

28

Leeds, John, rebel (9/15/63)

219

Leeds & Co., rebels (9/15/63)

220

Leverish, Wm. E, absent rebel (9/1/63)

190

Levy, S.L. & E.L., enemies (8/15/63)

92

Lindsay, Dr. W.B., rebel (9/15/63)

215

Logan, D.P., rebel (9/1/63)

150

Low, James H., enemy (9/15/63)

231

Ludwigson, J.H., enemy (8/15/63)

93

McLosky, James, member of convention (9/15/63)

200

Marks, David H., officer in rebel army (7/27/63)

32

Marks, J. H., sale of furniture of (7/31/63) 6pp.

Mather, Dr., rebel (5/27/65)

281

Mercer, Dr. W. Newton, enemy (8/13/63)

45

Miles, W.R., member state convention (9/1/63)

176

Murphy, Sykes & Co., absent rebels (7/2/64)

Nash, Chas. T., rebel (9/15/63)

221

Nixon, J.O., Lt. Col. of Scott’s

146

Noble, Chas. H., sutler,

Norton, M.O.H., member of state seceding

O’Brien, John A., rebel in CSA (8/13/63)

41

O’Brien, H.D., Lovell’s provost marshall of 4th District (9/15/63)

207

Ogden, H.D., Lovell’s provost marshal of 4th District (9/15/63)

196

Pace, G.W., in rebel service (9/1/63)

178

Paine, Jacob U., absent rebel (7/2/64)

259

Pasteur, C.N., & brothers, rebels (9/15/64)

209

Paxton, Wm. H., rebel (9/15/63)

216

Peebles, Joshua, rebel (9/15/63)

224

Perkins, Wm. M., member state convention (9/1/63)

181

Pitot, Armand, Sr., absent rebel (7/5/64)

251

Pomery, E.H., rebel (9/15/63)

218

Pooley, John C. (9/15/63)

230

Pride, Mrs. C., rebel (9/15/63)

217

Rand, James M., enemy (8/15/63)

98

Ranney, H.T., absent rebel (8/13/63)

47

Rawle, Francis, a rebel (8/15/63)

25

Rawlins, Sam W., enemy (8/20/63)

75

Document

Document No.

Roach, Benjamin, enemy (8/15/63)

88

Robinson, J.B., rebel (9/15/63)

212

Ross, James, rebel (9/15/63)

225

Rost, P.A., rebel minister to Spain

173

Rugely, A.J., enemy (9/15/63)

233

Russ, Samuel Potter, enemy (9/25/63)

246

Semmes, Dr., 3 pp.

Sewell, Edw. W., enemy (8/15/63)

100

Shortridge, J.P., enemy (8/20/63)

85

Simmons, Thomas M., absent rebel (9/1/63)

168

Simpson, M.M., rebel (9/15/63)

227

Slatter, S.T., rebel (9/15/63)

236

Slawson, J.B. (9/1/63)

182

Slidell, John (7/31/63)

26

Smith, Dr. Howard, surgeon in the rebel army (8/20/63)

87

Smith, M.J., col. of Crescent Regt., Louisiana Vols. (9/1/63)

177

Smith, S.B., absent rebel (8/5/63) 36

S.B. Smith & Co., absent rebels (7/31/63)

37

S.B. Smith & Co., absent rebels (8/5/63)

35

Solomon, Ezekiel, enemy (9/20/63)

239

Stacker, W.F., member of seceding convention (8/20/63)

86

Stanley, Henry H., absent rebel (9/1/63)

186

Stanley & Wright, absent rebel (9/1/63)

187

Steele, Alex T., enemy (8/25/63)

12

Stevenson, John A., enemy (8/15/63)

101

Stone, Dr. Warren, medical director

149

Story, Sidney, absent rebel (9/1/63)

172

Strange, William E., absent rebel (9/1/63)

153

Strong, Henry, officer rebel army (9/1/63)

201

Syme, Dr. James. Letter from the War Department in Washington signed by Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War under Abraham Lincoln, and written to the Honorable William H. Seward, Secretary of State under Abraham Lincoln letter concerns the reimbursement of medical supplies taken from a Dr. Syme of New Orleans, during confiscations of property and goods from rebels against the United States after the capture of New Orleans (11/3/63) 2 pp.

19

Syme, Dr. James. Letter from Dr. James Syme listing books which were seized by the military authority of the U.S. under orders of General Benjamin F. Butler in August, 1862, and returned to Dr. Syme by Captain John W. McClure, Asst. Quartermaster, Dept. of the Gulf (12/10/63)

Syme, Dr. James. Letter from Capt. McClure to James Syme accompanying portfolio of papers returned to Syme (12/19/63)

Document

Document No.

Taylor, Hiram H., rebel (9/1/63)

171

Terrill, Richard, rebel (9/15/63)

222

Thayer, Fred N., rebel (9/25/63)

245

Thompson and Clark, Messrs., absent rebels (8/13/63)

Turnbull, A.M. & B.M., rebels (9/20/63)

240

Urquhard, Mrs. Augusta, absent rebels (8/13/63)

102

Urquhard, R.D. and Miss Alice, absent rebels (8/13/63)

103

Walton, James B., Chief of Artillery, rebel army (8/20/63)

Ward, Matthew, rebel (9/15/63)

76

Warren, Gillmore & Co. (7/31/63)

17

Wilkinson, J.B., rebel (9/15/63)

211

Wiltz, P.S. (7/28/63)

19

Wood, Mrs. S.H., rebel (9/20/63)

241

Wright, Charles G., absent rebel (9/1/63)

185

Young, James Rankin, absent rebel (7/27/63)

Young, J. Rankin, absent rebel

17 Camp St., sales of furniture and household effects of (6/27/63)

191 Canal (7/15/63)

157 Gravier St., sale of furniture

212 St. Charles St., receipt for keys to

7/29/63, letter from William L. Sheffler, Capt., Supt. Of Commissary service and muster to Lt. Col. Richard Irwin, A.A.G. in request to rent a house for his quarters.

7/31/63, sales of plateware

3/31/64, list of articles received from various sources

7/5/64, receipt of silverware ownership unknown

6/10/65, received papers from Capt. McClure regarding confiscated properties, signed H. Mason, Capt., ASM.

Undated, letter (unsigned) to a general regarding a page omitted, from a form and listing confiscated properties, 2 pp.

Undated, list of confiscated rebel property in the city of Jefferson, Louisiana, by the Honorable B.F. Flanders, Supervising Agent of the Treasury Department, 6 pp.