Guide to the F. C. Sollie Letters, RG 263

Listed by: Dwayne Cox

Date: 9-20-99

Date Span: 1864

Size of Collection: 5 items

Biographical Sketch: Sollie was a Confederate Captain stationed at Camp Milton, Florida, during the Civil War

Scope / Content: Letters between Sollie and Major Charles White, brigade commander in Savannah, Ga., concerning quartermaster business.  Note: In a span of only five letters, the supply hardships faced by Confederate forces by 1864 is well illustrated.  The difficulty of trying to handle current supply needs through the use of mail correspondence, and the maintenance of accurate records is shown also.


Feb. 28, 1864.  Camp in McGertís Creek, E. Fla. F.C. Sollie to Capt. White.  He repeats a request for shoes, as his men are barefoot.  He also discusses other quartermaster procedures, and transactions, receipts, and invoices.

Mar. 18, 1864.  Camp Milton, E. Fla.  Sollie to White.  1000 Feet of Lumber was not received.  He asks again about shoes, which have been needed for six months, and cannot be procured locally.

Mar. 19, 1864.  Quartermaster office, Camp Milton.  Sollie to Major White.  Two of His wagons are in use by the ordnance department, and he needs another team and wagon.  The enemy is fortified in Jacksonville, and a campaign may ensue.

Apr. 11, 1864.  Quartermaster office, Pagesís Brigade, Camp Milton Sollie to White.  He hopes to proceed to Savannah to arrange supply matters.  The shoes must be held for his unit.  His wagon has not arrived yet, nor any mules.  He hopes he will be given funds for Jan. and Feb.  when he arrives there.

Apr. 12. 1864.  QM office, Pagesís Brigade, Camp Milton.  Sollie to White.  He has received invoices relating to clothing, shoes, etc., but will hold until the articles arrive. 

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