War Between the States

Signed by Chief C.S. who was killed by Mosby's Rangers!

7 3/4 x 9 3/4, in ink.

Head Qrs. 3rd Div., 3rd C.[orps]
Officer of the Chf. C.S.
September 22nd, 1863


I sent you a report this morning stating that the order of yesterday had been complied with.

The Regimental wagons are filled, and the Supply Train is now at the Depot and will be refilled in an hour or two.

Very respectfully,
Your obedt. Servt.
E.M. Buchanan
Capt. & Chf. C.S.
3rd Div., 3rd C.[orps]

Lieut. Col. Geo. H. Woods
Chf. C.S.
3rd Corps

Light age toning. Very fine.

Evan M. Buchanan, enlisted as a captain, on March 24, 1862, and was commissioned into the U.S. Volunteers Commissary Department. Captain Buchanan and his orderly were killed on September 30, 1864, at Brook's Furnace, on the Shenandoah River by two of Mosby's guerrillas, Charles McDonough and Wirt Ashby. In a report from General Stevenson to General Hardie, it was reported that Buchanan was allegedly murdered after his capture by the two Mosby men who were described as ambushers and murderers. Buchanan was the nephew of Confederate Admiral Franklin Buchanan, and the brother of T. McKean Buchanan, Lieutenant Commander, U.S.N.

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