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Group of 17 Civil War letters all dated 1863 and written to Col. Judson D. Bingham (1831-1909) graduate of West Point, Chief Quarter Master of the XVII Corps in the Army of the Tennessee, who was eventually promoted to Quarter Master of the Army itself. Three letters are signed from Lt. Col. G.L. Fort, asst QM in charge of transportation at the posts of Vicksburg and Memphis. In one of these letters, Lt. Col. Fort complains about "an officer has been assigned to command me in my Dept who has neither Rank, Ability or Experience to fit him for the position." Another letter from AQM Fort requests pay for the steamboat crews: "Many of the crews of steamboats on my rolls have been without pay now nearly three months and about all of them two months. This I think has a tendency to make them reckless and in some instances almost mutinous." Other letters comment on overdue inspection of steamboats, condition of horse stock, transfer orders, sale of canal construction equipment, supply of wood, payment of teamsters, movement of steamboats on the MS. Also included is one requisition order from The Treasury Department, dated Sept. 29, 1863 for $100,000 to be placed on the books of Lt. Col. Bingham. Sheet sizes: 8" H x 5" W to 10" H x 8" W. Condition: Overall good condition with minor tears or folds at some edges. Some creases and folds. Some discoloration. Some brown paper residue on 14 sheets.