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Personal Papers of Milton Mills
Receipt for Property Returns
May 3, 1865
Web Author's Notes:

This letter from the War Department to Milton Mills acknowledges Mills' affidavit(s) submitted to explain the loss of military ordnance while under the responsibility of Mills as Captain of Company D. It is assumed this letter puts and end to the series of vouchers, affidavits and other correspondence between Mills and the government concerning the final accounting for military equipment lost during battle. Interestingly, the letter is not signed by the Ordnance officer.

This document was among the papers of Maj. Milton Mills and was handed down through his family.

Receipt for Property Returns
Maj. Milton Mills

Maj. Milton Mills



Ordnance Office,


Washington D.C., May 3rd, 1865

Maj. M. Mills

16 O.V. Infty


I have to acknowledge the receipt of your affidavit concerning your accountability for Ordnance and Ordnance Stores.

The records of this Office show that no returns for such property are due from you, and you are therefore relieved from all accountability on that account.


Your obedient servant,

By order:

Capt Lieut. Of Ordnance,

Assistant to Chief of Ordnance


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