16 x 12 1/4, imprinted form, filled out in ink. Abstract of Articles issued on Special Requisition at Fort Williams, Va., in the month ending on the 31st July 1865. Itemized account of articles issued to 3 different officers who are identified by name and rank; Captain J.R. Hynes, and Lieutenants' J.D. McNeill and James Wright. Some of the articles issued were forage caps, pants, drawers, stockings, bootees, flannel shirts, sack coats, dress coats, knapsacks, haversacks, canteens, rubber blankets, woolen blankets, snare drum heads, camp kettles, mess pans, and more. The bulk of these items were issued to Captain Hynes. Light age toning and wear. Some archival tape repairs on the reverse.
John R. Hynes, was a 25 year old resident of Manchester, New Hampshire, when he enlisted as a 2nd lieutenant, on July 31, 1861, and was commissioned into Co. A, 3rd New Hampshire Infantry. He was promoted to 1st lieutenant, April 15, 1862; appointed quartermaster, November 16, 1862; he was discharged for promotion, and commissioned captain, U.S. Volunteers Quartermaster's Department, September 20, 1864; promoted to brevet major & lieutenant colonel, May 13, 1865; and was mustered out of the service on March 1, 1867. He had subsequent service in the U.S. Army until his death on October 31, 1870.