War Between the States

1865 Document Signed

(1824-1909) Born in Esperance, N.Y. Graduated from West Point in 1846, and served in the Mexican War where he was awarded brevets for gallantry in the battles of Contreras and Churubusco. Commissioned brevet 2nd lieutenant, 2nd U.S. Artillery, July 1, 1846; 2nd lieutenant, March 3, 1847; 1st lieutenant, Oct. 27, 1847; regimental quarter master, March 8, 1848; captain, commissary of subsistence, March 26, 1855; major, commissary of subsistence, July 1, 1861; lieutenant colonel, assistant commissary general of subsistence, Feb. 9, 1863; brevet colonel, brigadier general, and major general, March 13, 1865, for meritorious service during the Civil War. Retired from the Regular U.S. Army, August 28, 1888.

Document Signed: 8 x 9 3/4, imprinted form, filled out in ink.

Office Commissary General of Subsistence
Washington City, Nov. 7th, 1865

Sir:

The records of this Office, at this date do not show Major E.D. Nash, 12th Mo. Cav. to be accountable to the United States for subsistence funds or supplies.

Very respectfully, sir,
Your obedient servant,
M.D.L. Simpson
Asst. Commissary General of Subsistence

To Major E.D. Nash
12th Mo. Cav.
Savannah, Mo.

Light age toning and wear. Very fine.

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