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Finding aid for the Marshall W. Wright papers

Repository: Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.
Title: Marshall W. Wright papers
Inclusive Date(s): 1857-1898
Bulk Date(s): 1862-1864
Author: Finding aid prepared by Amanda Faehnel, March 2011
Creation: Finding aid encoded by Amanda Faehnel using the OhioLINK EAD Application in 2011
Origination: Wright, Marshall W., 1818-1912
Extent: 3 cubic feet (3 record storage boxes)
Physical Location: 11th floor
Finding Aid Identifier: OhKeUSC0122
Abstract: Marshall W. Wright, of Ashtabula County, Ohio, served as Quartermaster of the 105th O.V.I. in the American Civil War. This collection contains detailed monthly quartermaster records, largely from 1862 to 1864.
Language(s): The records are in English

Biography of Marshall W. Wright

Born in 1818, in Conneaut, Ohio, Marshall W. Wright moved to Kingsville in 1857 after serving as sheriff of Ashtabula County in Dorset, Ohio. At the age of 43, Wright joined the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry as Quartermaster when the infantry mustered in for service in August of 1862. Lieutenant Wright resigned his position in April of 1864 due to ill health and remained in Kingsville until his death in 1912.

Scope and Content

The Marshall W. Wright papers primarily focus on Wright's capacity as Quartermaster of the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry from 1862 to 1864. Detailed reports of the 105th O.V.I. are documented throughout the first four series of this collection. These papers also include ledgerbooks kept by Wright from 1862 to 1867, artifacts and ephemera, publications, and miscellaneous records.

Statement of Arrangement

The Marshall W. Wright papers are divided into series, with the quartermaster records being divided into subseries. At the start of 1863, the United States government mandated that quartermaster reports change from quarterly to monthly records. This change is reflected in the collection's arrangement beginning in 1863. The Marshall W. Wright papers are divided into series as follows:
Series 1: Quartermaster Records, 1862
Subseries 1: Third Quarter, 1862
Subseries 2: Fourth Quarter, 1862
Series 2: Quartermaster Records, 1863
Subseries 1: First Quarter, 1863
Subseries 2: Second Quarter, 1863
Subseries 3: Third Quarter, 1863
Subseries 4: Fourth Quarter, 1863
Series 3: Quartermaster Records, 1864
Subseries 1: First Quarter, 1864
Subseries 2: Second Quarter, 1864
Subseries 3: Fourth Quarter, 1864
Series 4: Quartermaster Records, 1865-1876
Series 5: Artifacts and Ephemera, 1862-1897
Series 6: Ledgerbooks, 1862-1867
Series 7: Miscellaneous Records, 1857-1898
Series 8: Publications, 1862


Preferred Citation

Marshall W. Wright papers. Kent State University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

Acquisition Information

Arnold Carlson, of Kingsville, Ohio, donated this collection to Special Collections and Archives in 1991.

Subject Headings
The following subjects are found in this collection:

Subjects:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Logistics
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Transportation
Persons:
Wright, Marshall W., 1818-1912
Organizations/Corporations:
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 105th (1862-1865)
Functions:
United States. Army--Procurement
Places:
Ashtabula County (Ohio)
Ohio
Occupations:
Quartermasters
Material Types:
Bookkeeping records
Ledgers (account books)
Administrative records
Reports
Artifacts



Detailed Description of the Collection

Series 1: Quartermaster Records, 1862

Subseries 1: Third Quarter, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 1
Abstract of Articles Expended, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 2
Abstract of Articles Purchased, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 3
Abstract of Expenditures, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 4
Abstract of Forage, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 5
Abstract of Fuel, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 6
Abstract of List of Quartermaster Stores, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 7
Abstract of List of Stores Received, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 8
Abstract of Quartermaster Stores Transferred, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 9
Cash Accounts, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 10
Consolidated Provision Returns, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 11
Correspondence, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 12
Invoices, August 1862
Box 1 / Folder 13
Invoices, September 1-14, 1863
Box 1 / Folder 14
Invoices, September 15-30, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 15
List of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 16
List of Quartermaster Stores, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 17
Memoranda from Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati Rail Road Company, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 18
Orders, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 19
Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 20
Property Accounts, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 21
Quarterly Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 22
Quarterly Return of Quartermaster Stores, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 23
Receipts, August 1-19, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 24
Receipts, August 20-30, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 25
Receipts, September 1-19, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 26
Receipts, September 20-30, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 27
Requisition for Forage, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 28
Requisition for Fuel, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 29
Report of Transportation, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 30
Special Requisitions, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 31
Vouchers, 1862

Subseries 2: Fourth Quarter, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 32
Abstract of Articles Lost or Destroyed, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 33
Abstract of Articles Purchased, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 34
Abstract of Forage, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 35
Abstract of Lists of Quartermaster Stores, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 36
Abstract of Lists of Stores Received, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 37
Abstract of Quartermaster Stores Transferred, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 38
Cash Accounts, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 39
Commission Stores, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 40
Consolidated Provision Returns, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 41
Correspondence, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 42
Extra Duty Men in Quartermaster's Employ, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 43
Invoices, October 1862
Box 1 / Folder 44
Invoices, November 1862
Box 1 / Folder 45
Invoices, December 1862
Box 1 / Folder 46
List of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 47
List of Clothing Required, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 48
Orders, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 49
Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 50
Property Accounts, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 51
Quarterly Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 52
Quarterly Return of Quartermaster Stores, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 53
Receipts, October 1862
Box 1 / Folder 54
Receipts, November 1-4, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 55
Receipts, November 5-30, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 56
Receipts, December 1-15, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 57
Receipts, December 16-30, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 58
Report of Board of Survey, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 59
Requisition for Forage, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 60
Requisition for Fuel, 1862
Box 1 / Folder 61
Special Requisitions, 1862

Series 2: Quartermaster Records, 1863

Subseries 1: First Quarter, 1863
Box 1 / Folder 62
Abstract of Articles Received, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 63
Abstract of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 64
Abstract of Forage, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 65
Abstract of Stationary, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 66
Account Current, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 67
Articles Sold in Public Service, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 68
Commissary Stores, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 69
Correspondence, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 70
Invoices, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 71
List of Quartermaster Stores, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 72
List of Subsistence Stores, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 73
Orders, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 74
Property Captured by the Enemy, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 75
Receipt Roll of Hired Men, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 76
Receipts, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 77
Requisition for Forage, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 78
Requisition for Stationary, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 79
Return of Quartermaster Stores, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 80
Statement of Forage, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 81
Vouchers, January 1863
Box 1 / Folder 82
Abstract of Articles Received, February 1863
Box 1 / Folder 83
Abstract of Expenditures, February 1863
Box 1 / Folder 84
Abstract of Forage, February 1863
Box 1 / Folder 85
Abstract and Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, February 1863
Box 1 / Folder 86
Account Current, February 1863
Box 1 / Folder 87
Hired and Extra Duty Men in Quartermaster's Employ, February 1863
Box 1 / Folder 88
Invoices, February 1863
Box 1 / Folder 89
List of Quartermaster Stores Transferred, February 1863
Box 1 / Folder 90
Monthly Return of Quartermaster Stores, February 1863
Box 1 / Folder 91
Orders, February 1863
Box 1 / Folder 92
Receipts, February 1863
Box 1 / Folder 93
Requisition for Forage, February 1863
Box 1 / Folder 94
Statement of Forage, February 1863
Box 2 / Folder 1
Abstract of Articles Expended, March 1863
Box 2 / Folder 2
Abstract of Articles Received, March 1863
Box 2 / Folder 3
Abstract of Forage, March 1863
Box 2 / Folder 4
Abstract and Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, March 1863
Box 2 / Folder 5
Account Current, March 1863
Box 2 / Folder 6
Correspondence, March 1863
Box 2 / Folder 7
Inspection Report, March 1863
Box 2 / Folder 8
Invoices, March 1863
Box 2 / Folder 9
List of Stores Transferred, March 1863
Box 2 / Folder 10
Receipt Roll of Hired Men, March 1863
Box 2 / Folder 11
Receipts, March 1863
Box 2 / Folder 12
Report of Persons and Articles Hired, March 1863
Box 2 / Folder 13
Requisition for Forage, March 1863
Box 2 / Folder 14
Return of Quartermaster Stores, March 1863
Box 2 / Folder 15
Statement of Forage, March 1863

Subseries 2: Second Quarter, 1863
Box 2 / Folder 16
Abstract of Articles Received, April 1863
Box 2 / Folder 17
Abstract of Forage, April 1863
Box 2 / Folder 18
Abstract and Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, April 1863
Box 2 / Folder 19
Account Current, April 1863
Box 2 / Folder 20
Correspondence, April 1863
Box 2 / Folder 21
Invoices, April 1863
Box 2 / Folder 22
Requisition for Forage, April 1863
Box 2 / Folder 23
Return of Quartermaster Stores, April 1863
Box 2 / Folder 24
Special Requisitions, April 1863
Box 2 / Folder 25
Statement of Forage, April 1863
Box 2 / Folder 26
Abstract of Articles Received, May 1863
Box 2 / Folder 27
Abstract of Articles Transferred, May 1863
Box 2 / Folder 28
Abstract of Articles Transferred to Officers, May 1863
Box 2 / Folder 29
Abstract of Forage, May 1863
Box 2 / Folder 30
Abstract of Stationary Used, May 1863
Box 2 / Folder 31
Abstract and Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, May 1863
Box 2 / Folder 32
Account Current, May 1863
Box 2 / Folder 33
Articles Lost or Destroyed, May 1863
Box 2 / Folder 34
Correspondence, May 1863
Box 2 / Folder 35
Inspection Report, May 1863
Box 2 / Folder 36
Invoices, May 1863
Box 2 / Folder 37
List of Stores Expended, May 1863
Box 2 / Folder 38
Orders, May 1863
Box 2 / Folder 39
Receipts, May 1863
Box 2 / Folder 40
Requisition for Forage, May 1863
Box 2 / Folder 41
Return of Quartermaster Stores, May 1863
Box 2 / Folder 42
Special Requisitions, May 1863
Box 2 / Folder 43
Statement of Forage, May 1863
Box 2 / Folder 44
Vouchers, May 1863
Box 2 / Folder 45
Abstract of Articles Received, June 1863
Box 2 / Folder 46
Abstract of Forage, June 1863
Box 2 / Folder 47
Abstract and Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, June 1863
Box 2 / Folder 48
Correspondence, June 1863
Box 2 / Folder 49
Invoices, June 1863
Box 2 / Folder 50
List of Quartermaster Stores, June 1863
Box 2 / Folder 51
Orders, June 1863
Box 2 / Folder 52
Receipts, June 1863
Box 2 / Folder 53
Requisition for Forage, June 1863
Box 2 / Folder 54
Return of Quartermaster Stores, June 1863
Box 2 / Folder 55
Special Requisitions, June 1863
Box 2 / Folder 56
Statement of Forage, June 1863
Box 2 / Folder 57
Invoice of Ordnance Returns, Second Quarter, 1863
Box 2 / Folder 58
Ordnance Returns, Second Quarter, 1863

Subseries 3: Third Quarter, 1863
Box 2 / Folder 59
Abstract of Articles Lost or Destroyed, July 1863
Box 2 / Folder 60
Abstract of Articles Received, July 1863
Box 2 / Folder 61
Abstract of Forage, July 1863
Box 2 / Folder 62
Abstract and Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, July 1863
Box 2 / Folder 63
Correspondence, July 1863
Box 2 / Folder 64
Invoices, July 1863
Box 2 / Folder 65
List of Quartermaster Stores, July 1863
Box 2 / Folder 66
List of Stores Expended, July 1863
Box 2 / Folder 67
Receipts, July 1863
Box 2 / Folder 68
Requisition of Forage, July 1863
Box 2 / Folder 69
Return of Quartermaster Stores, July 1863
Box 2 / Folder 70
Statement of Forage, July 1863
Box 2 / Folder 71
Vouchers, July 1863
Box 2 / Folder 72
Abstract of Articles Transferred, August 1863
Box 2 / Folder 73
Abstract of Forage, August 1863
Box 2 / Folder 74
Abstract of Stores Received, August 1863
Box 2 / Folder 75
Abstract and Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, August 1863
Box 2 / Folder 76
Abstract and Statement of Stationary, August 1863
Box 2 / Folder 77
Correspondence, August 1863
Box 2 / Folder 78
Invoices, August 1863
Box 2 / Folder 79
List of Quartermaster Stores, August 1863
Box 2 / Folder 80
List of Stores Transferred, August 1863
Box 2 / Folder 81
Orders, August 1863
Box 2 / Folder 82
Receipts, August 1863
Box 2 / Folder 83
Requisition for Forage, August 1863
Box 2 / Folder 84
Return of Quartermaster Stores, August 1863
Box 2 / Folder 85
Statement of Forage, August 1863
Box 2 / Folder 86
Abstract of Articles Lost or Destroyed, September 1863
Box 2 / Folder 87
Abstract of Articles Received, September 1863
Box 2 / Folder 88
Abstract of Forage, September 1863
Box 2 / Folder 89
Correspondence, September 1863
Box 2 / Folder 90
Invoices, September 1863
Box 2 / Folder 91
List of Stores Expended, September 1863
Box 2 / Folder 92
Requisition of Forage, September 1863
Box 2 / Folder 93
Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, September 1863
Box 2 / Folder 94
Return of Quartermaster Stores, September 1863
Box 2 / Folder 95
Statement of Forage, September 1863

Subseries 4: Fourth Quarter, 1863
Box 2 / Folder 96
Abstract of Articles Received, October 1863
Box 2 / Folder 97
Abstract of Forage, October 1863
Box 2 / Folder 98
Abstract and Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, October 1863
Box 2 / Folder 99
Correspondence, October 1863
Box 2 / Folder 100
Invoices, October 1863
Box 2 / Folder 101
Orders, October 1863
Box 2 / Folder 102
Receipts, October 1863
Box 2 / Folder 103
Return of Quartermaster Stores, October 1863
Box 2 / Folder 104
Statement of Forage, October 1863
Box 2 / Folder 105
Vouchers, October 1863
Box 2 / Folder 106
Abstract of Articles Lost or Destroyed, November 1863
Box 2 / Folder 107
Abstract of Articles Transferred, November 1863
Box 2 / Folder 108
Abstract of Forage, November 1863
Box 2 / Folder 109
Abstract of Quartermaster Stores, November 1863
Box 2 / Folder 110
Abstract of Stationary, November 1863
Box 2 / Folder 111
Abstract and Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, November 1863
Box 2 / Folder 112
Correspondence, November 1863
Box 2 / Folder 113
Invoices, November 1863
Box 2 / Folder 114
List of Quartermaster Stores, November 1863
Box 2 / Folder 115
List of Stores Expended, November 1863
Box 2 / Folder 116
Orders, November 1863
Box 2 / Folder 117
Receipts, November 1863
Box 2 / Folder 118
Requisition for Stationary, November 1863
Box 2 / Folder 119
Return of Quartermaster Stores, November 1863
Box 2 / Folder 120
Special Requisitions, November 1863
Box 2 / Folder 121
Statement of Forage, November 1863
Box 2 / Folder 122
Correspondence, December 1863
Box 2 / Folder 123
Report and Estimate, December 1863
Box 2 / Folder 124
Vouchers, December 1863
Box 2 / Folder 125
Ordnance and Ordnance Stores, Fourth Quarter, 1863
Box 2 / Folder 126
Surplus Receipts for Ordnance Stores, Fourth Quarter, 1863

Series 3: Quartermaster Records, 1864

Subseries 1: First Quarter, 1864
Box 3 / Folder 1
Abstract of Forage, January 1864
Box 3 / Folder 2
Abstract of Quartermaster Stores Received, January 1864
Box 3 / Folder 3
Correspondence, January 1864
Box 3 / Folder 4
Invoices, January 1864
Box 3 / Folder 5
List of Quartermaster Stores, January 1864
Box 3 / Folder 6
List of Stores Transferred, January 1864
Box 3 / Folder 7
Monthly Estimate Report, January 1864
Box 3 / Folder 8
Monthly Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, January 1864
Box 3 / Folder 9
Receipts, January 1864
Box 3 / Folder 10
Requisition for Forage, January 1864
Box 3 / Folder 11
Requisition for Stationary, January 1864
Box 3 / Folder 12
Return of Quartermaster Stores, January 1864
Box 3 / Folder 13
Statement of Forage, January 1864
Box 3 / Folder 14
Abstract of Articles Expended, February 1864
Box 3 / Folder 15
Abstract of Forage, February 1864
Box 3 / Folder 16
Abstract of Quartermaster Stores Received, February 1864
Box 3 / Folder 17
Abstract of Quartermaster Stores Transferred, February 1864
Box 3 / Folder 18
Correspondence, February 1864
Box 3 / Folder 19
Inspection Report, February 1864
Box 3 / Folder 20
List of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, February 1864
Box 3 / Folder 21
Monthly Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, February 1864
Box 3 / Folder 22
Receipts, February 1864
Box 3 / Folder 23
Requisition for Forage, February 1864
Box 3 / Folder 24
Return of Quartermaster Stores, February 1864
Box 3 / Folder 25
Special Requisitions, February 1864
Box 3 / Folder 26
Statement of Forage, February 1864
Box 3 / Folder 27
Vouchers, February 1864
Box 3 / Folder 28
Abstract of Forage, March 1864
Box 3 / Folder 29
Abstract of Quartermaster Stores Received, March 1864
Box 3 / Folder 30
Abstract, Invoices and Returns of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, March 1864
Box 3 / Folder 31
Correspondence, March 1864
Box 3 / Folder 32
Monthly Reports, March 1864
Box 3 / Folder 33
Requisition for Forage, March 1864
Box 3 / Folder 34
Return of Quartermaster Stores, March 1864
Box 3 / Folder 35
Special Requisitions, March 1864
Box 3 / Folder 36
Statement of Forage, March 1864

Subseries 2: Second Quarter, 1864
Box 3 / Folder 37
Abstract of Articles Expended, April 1864
Box 3 / Folder 38
Abstract of Articles Received, April 1864
Box 3 / Folder 39
Abstract of Forage, April 1864
Box 3 / Folder 40
Abstract of Stationary, April 1864
Box 3 / Folder 41
Articles Lost or Destroyed, April 1864
Box 3 / Folder 42
Correspondence, April 1864
Box 3 / Folder 43
List and Return of Clothing, Camp and Garrison Equipage, April 1864
Box 3 / Folder 44
List of Stores Transferred, April 1864
Box 3 / Folder 45
Receipts, April 1864
Box 3 / Folder 46
Requisition for Forage, April 1864
Box 3 / Folder 47
Requisition for Stationary, April 1864
Box 3 / Folder 48
Return of Quartermaster Stores, April 1864
Box 3 / Folder 49
Special Requisitions, April 1864
Box 3 / Folder 50
Correspondence, May 1864
Box 3 / Folder 51
Correspondence, June 1864

Subseries 3: Fourth Quarter, 1864
Box 3 / Folder 52
Correspondence, December 1864

Series 4: Quartermaster Records, 1865-1876
Box 3 / Folder 53
Statements and Correspondence, 1865
Box 3 / Folder 54
Statements and Correspondence, 1866
Box 3 / Folder 55
Statements and Correspondence, 1868
Box 3 / Folder 56
Statements and Correspondence, 1869
Box 3 / Folder 57
Correspondence, 1873
Box 3 / Folder 58
Correspondence, 1876
Box 3 / Folder 59
Miscellaneous Forms, undated
Box 3 / Folder 60
Miscellaneous Notes, undated
Box 3 / Folder 61
Special Requisitions, 1 of 3, undated
Box 3 / Folder 62
Special Requisitions, 2 of 3, undated
Box 3 / Folder 63
Special Requisitions, 3 of 3, undated

Series 5: Artifacts and Ephemera, 1862-1897
Box 3 / Folder 64
Medal: "Annual Re-Union 105th Ohio Vol. Inf. at Willoughby, Ohio", 1896
Box 3 / Folder 65
Medal: "Twenty-Second Annual Reunion 105th Ohio Vol. Infantry, Andover, Ohio", 1897
Box 3 / Folder 66
Medal: "Thos. Coriwin Council, No. 302, Jr. O.U.A.M. Kingsville, O.", undated
Box 3 / Folder 67
Medal Envelope, undated
Box 3 / Folder 68
Pass, Louisville Barracks, 1862
Box 3 / Folder 69
Postcard of Gettysburg Address, undated

Series 6: Ledgerbooks, 1862-1867
Box 3 / Folder 70
Ledgerbook, 1862-1863
Box 3 / Folder 71
Ledgerbook, 1879-1880
Box 3 / Folder 72
Ledgerbook, 1882-1883
Box 3 / Folder 73
Ledgerbook, 1887

Series 7: Miscellaneous Records, 1857-1898
Box 3 / Folder 74
Deed, 1857
Box 3 / Folder 75
Land Contract, 1890
Box 3 / Folder 76
Invitation, 1898

Series 8: Publications, 1862
Box 3 / Folder 77
General Orders Affecting the Volunteer Force Adjutant General's Office, 1862
Box 3 / Folder 78
Coromandel: The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, undated
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