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This all original brown ink penned and docketed Confederate document was executed on December 31, 1861 by the hard fighting Confederate Captain William K. Bachman in command of BACHMAN'S Company of GERMAN LIGHT ARTILLERY, HAMPTON'S LEGIONS and bears his signature.
Our transcription of the document is as follows:


I hereby certify that a quart of oil recd. Of Capt. Baldwin act. Ord. officer in Richmond in Sept. /61 was used for cleaning and keeping in order the small arms in my possession up to Nov. q, 1861, also that the packing box received Sept. 7, 1861 from Capt. Child's ord. officer at Charleston was used in a ___?____-superfluous accoutrements and was left behind by me for want of transportation. December 31, 1861 Wm. K. Bachman Capt. Co. B. Art. Bat. H. Legion S. C. V.

Before the close of the Civil War this battery commander would lead his South Carolina company as Hampton's Legions left their mark on such battlegrounds as the Seven Days Battles, Second Manassas, South Mountain, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg and at GETTYSBURG where as part of Hood's Division 1st Corps, Capt. Bachman's battery fought gallantly firing toward Meade's Union center in support of Pickett and Pettigrew. In the fall of 1863 Bachman's Co. of 'German Light Artillery' returned to South Carolina. Here Capt. Bachman and his brave mounted artillerists would fight out the war participating in the Carolina Campaigns with Wright's Div. Dept. of S.C., Ga. & Fla. A desirable Confederate document in pleasing condition with no tears, stains or repairs and with a hard to find signature. (see: Confederate Military History, The Official Records, The Confederate Veteran, Time / Life's - The Civil War, Sifakis' Compendium of the Confederate Armies and more.) Buy with confidence! We are pleased to offer a no questions asked three day inspection with return as purchased on direct sales! Just send us a courtesy e-mail to let us know your item will be returned per these provisions and your purchase price will be refunded accordingly. Thanks for visiting Gunsight Antiques! :COLOR=#0000FF>

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