By Ruby Okpiabhele and Eira Tansey
Title: George E. Sears papers, 1864-1865
ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 498
Primary Creator: Sears, George E.
Extent: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The papers are arranged in chronological order. The collection consists of 3 folders.
Date Acquired: 03/31/1966
Scope and Contents of the Materials
This box contains papers from 1864-1865 mostly concerning the duties of Lt. George E. Sears (Assistant Quartermaster). His papers include letters about his application for the appointment of Assistant Quartermaster and a series of recommendations in favor of Sears' appointment to this position. More letters explain the terms of his appointment and list several messages to be sent by Sears to other officials. Other letters address the condition of a horse his friend owns and Sears' request for a leave of absence to Texas for "important business of a private nature." There are lists of quartermaster's stores, statements for forage consumed by the public animals under the direction of Sears in the field, as well as additional records of horses and mules used by the Confederate states.
Lt. George E. Sears was an Assistant Quartermaster, serving in Fagan's division during the Civil War (at the time of his appointment, he was serving in an unattached batallion).
Louisiana Research Collection
Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Emily G. Brett
George E. Sears papers, Manuscripts Collection 498, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Collection record created by Ruby Okpiabhele, inventory by Eira Tansey.
Box and Folder Listing Browse by Folder:
[Folder 1: Correspondence and appointments, 1864-1865],
[Folder 2: Quartermaster's lists and forms, 1864
[Folder 3: Crane letter, 1864 April 29
- Folder 1: Correspondence and appointments, 1864-1865