Pair of imprinted forms affixed together, and filled out in ink. 10 1/4 x 13 3/4 and 10 1/4 x 16. List of C.[lothing] C.[amp] & G.[arrison] E.[quipage] Received from Lt. A.M.C. Smith, Jr., Regt. Quartermaster, U.S. Army, by Lieut. Albert Foster, 16th N.Y.V. Arty., Quartermaster U.S. Army, at Fort Williams, Va., on the 10th day of July 1865. The long list of articles includes: cap letters, forage caps, union coats, sashes, mounted trowsers, infantry trowsers, flannel sack coats, flannel shirts, drawers, cavalry boots, infantry boots, stockings, water proof blankets, woolen blankets, red lace, crossed cannons, spades, knapsacks, haversacks, canteen straps, axes, camp kettles, mess pans, camp hatchets, hatchet handles, flags, camp colors, fifes, bugle cord & tassels, drum head batters, drum head snare, wall tents, tent flies, tent poles, shelter tents, hospital tents, and more. I certify that I have this day Received from Lieut. A.M.C. Smith, Jr., Regt. Quartermaster U.S. Army, at Fort Williams, Va., the articles specified in the foregoing list. Albert Foster, 2d Lieut., 16th N.Y.H.A., Quartermaster. Light age toning and wear. Some archival tape repairs on the folds. Overall very fine.
Lieutenant Albert Foster, served as a member of the 16th New York Heavy Artillery, 1863-65. During his time in the regiment they saw action in the 1864 Petersburg, Va. campaign, suffering 28 casualties at Chaffin's Farm, on October 7, 1864.