War Between the States

Signed by Colonel William Boyles

7 3/4 x 6 1/4, imprinted form, filled out in ink.

Confederate States of America voucher for the purchase of 60 bushels of corn by the 56th Ala. Vols., at $1.00 per bushel, for a total of $60.00. Purchased by R. Cawthon, Quartermaster, from James Gillespie, on Jan. 16, 1863. Signed at the center, Approved, W. Boyles, Col. Comdg. Also signed at the bottom by Jas. Gillespie. Light age toning and wear. Very fine.

The 56th Alabama Volunteers, also known as the 56th Regiment Partisan Rangers, commanded by Colonel William Boyles, served under General Daniel Ruggles in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, then later in Ferguson's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. It fought in the Atlanta campaign, aided in the defenses of Savannah, and took an active part in the 1865 Carolina's campaign before surrendering.

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