7 1/2 x 9 3/4, in ink.
Report of Cattle Slaughtered for the week ending Oct. 15th, 1864.
Name of Command: 1st Brig. Name of Commissary: Brewster. Cattle killed: 27
Name of Command: 2d Brig. Name of Commissary: Thompson. Cattle killed: 24
Name of Command: Reserve Brig. Name of Commissary: Crawford. Cattle killed: 18.
H.L. Cranford, Captain C.S.
To: Col. Geo. H. Woods
Chief C.S. Cav. Corps
Light age toning and wear. Very fine Army of the Potomac document.
Henry L. Cranford, who signed this document, was 28 years old, when he enlisted as Quartermaster Sergeant, on April 18, 1861, at Brooklyn, N.Y., and was mustered into the field and staff of the 84th New York Infantry. He was discharged for promotion on March 23, 1863, and commissioned captain, U.S. Volunteers Commissary Department. He was mustered out of the service on July 6, 1865, with rank of brevet major.
Footnote: The 84th New York Infantry had 25 killed, 30 wounded, and 50 captured at 1st battle Bull Run; 7 killed, 37 wounded, and 2 captured at 2nd Bull Run; 4 killed and 13 wounded at Antietam; 11 killed, 94 wounded, and 13 captured at Gettysburg.