Signed by an officer wounded in the battle of Gettysburg
15 1/2 x 9 3/4, in ink.
Inventory and Inspection Report of Camp and Garrison Equipage for which Chas. E. Mudge, 1st Lieut. , Adjt. and Acting R.Q.M., 1st Mass. Vol. Infty. is responsible and which have been examined and reported on by Major Wm. Houghton, A.A.I.G., at an Inspection made on the 18th day of April 1864.
Includes an itemized accounting for tents and tent poles which have been determined to be unserviceable and to be turned over to the Depot.
The above is a correct Inventory of Camp and Garrison Equipage for which I am responsible and which in my opinion requires the action of an Inspector. I hereby certify that the above property has never been previously condemned. Charles E. Mudge, 1st Lt., Adjt. and A.R.Q.M., 1st Mass. Vol. Infty.
I certify that I have examined of each Article set forth in the Inventory attached hereto, any condition is as stated in the Remarks opposite to it in the above Inspection Report.
Brandy Station, Va.
April 28, 1864
Major and A.A.I.G.
2d Army Corps
Docket on the reverse:
Headquarters Second Army Corps,
April 23, 1864
Approved: The stores within condemned will be disposed of as recommended by the inspector.
By Command Of Major General Hancock
W.P. Wilson, Actg. Assistant Adjutant General
Light age toning. Some archival tape repairs at the center fold on the reverse. Very fine.
Charles E. Mudge, was a 23 year old bookkeeper from Boston, when he enlisted on May 24, 1861, as a 1st lieutenant, and was commissioned into the 1st Massachusetts Infantry. He was promoted to adjutant of the regiment on April 25, 1862; was wounded in action in the battle of Gettysburg, on July 3, 1863; and was mustered out of the service on May 28, 1864.
The hard fought 1st Massachusetts Infantry Regiment were in the heat of many battles that the Army of the Potomac fought in, and their losses were many. They saw action at Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Glendale, Bristoe Station, 2nd Manassas, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Kelly's Ford, and in the Mine Run campaign.
William Houghton, served in the 14th Indiana Infantry, 1861-64, and at the time he signed this document was serving as A.A.I.G., of the 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac.