Major Smith's Commissary Reports

The Commissary General sent Commissary Major W. H. Smith on three trips into the states south of Virginia to expedite shipments to Richmond. Major Smith reported by letter many days. The reports below are full of transportation details, since transportation was a bigger issue than the production or acquisition of the food. These reports are in Major Smith's National Archives Service Record.

Trip One  January - February, 1864

Itinerary -- From Expense Report

Date

Location

January 18 Raleigh
January 20 Charlotte
January 25 Columbia
January 26 Augusta
January 27 Columbus
January 28 Macon/Savannah
January 30 Augusta
February 4 Columbia
February 5 Charlotte
February 6 Raleigh
February 7 Weldon
February 12 Petersburg
February 15 Richmond
Reports
Date Location Link
January 19 Charlotte NA, CS 1-19-64
January 21 Columbia NA, CS 1-21-64
January 23 Columbia NA, CS 1-23-64
January 26 Augusta NA, CS 1-26-64
January 29 Savannah NA, CS 1-29-64
February 1 Augusta NA, CS 2-1-64
February 3 Columbia NA, CS 2-3-64
February 5 Charlotte NA, CS 2-5-64
    NA, CS 2-5A-64
February 6 Raleigh NA, CS 2-6-64
February 8 ? NA, CS 2-8-64
February 15 Richmond NA, CS 2-15-64
 
Trip Two  April - May, 1864
April 9 Raleigh NA, CS 4-9-64
April 11 Salisbury NA, CS 4-11-64
April 13 Salisbury NA, CS 4-13-64
April 15 Salisbury NA, CS 4-15-64
April 19 Salisbury NA, CS 4-19-64
April 21 Columbia NA, CS 4-21-64
April 23 Augusta NA, CS 4-23-64
April 25 Columbia NA, CS 4-25-64
April 29 Columbia NA, CS 4-29-64
April 30 Charlotte NA, CS 4-30-64
May 1 Charlotte NA, CS 5-1-64
May 3 Columbia NA, CS 5-3-64
May 6 Columbia NA, CS 5-6-64
May 7 Columbia NA, CS 5-7-64
May 9 Chesterville NA, CS 5-9-64
May 11 Chesterville NA, CS 5-11-64
May 13 Columbia NA, CS 5-13-64
May 26 Richmond NA, CS 5-26-64
 
Trip Three  October
October 12 Williamsboro NA, CS 10-12-64
    NA, CS 10-12A-64
October 15 Williamsboro NA, CS 10-15-64
October 18 Columbia NA, CS 10-18-64
October 20 Savannah NA, CS 10-20-64
October 22 Columbus NA, CS 10-22-64
October 26 Mobile NA, CS 10-26-64
October 29 Columbus NA, CS 10-29-64
November 1 Columbia NA, CS 11-1-64

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