1859 U.S. Army Document Signed
(1827-1906) Graduated in the West Point class of 1849, he served in the 9th U.S. Infantry before the War Between The States. Resigning his U.S. Army commission in March 1861, he was appointed lieutenant colonel of the 8th Alabama Infantry. He soon became colonel of the 28th Alabama Infantry, which he led in the 1862 Kentucky campaign. He was appointed brigadier general on May 19, 1863, and was sent with 3 regiments of Georgia and North Carolina troops and a battery of artillery to oppose the Federal occupation of East Tennessee. After fortifying Cumberland Gap, Frazer learned that Knoxville had already been occupied by Union General Ambrose E. Burnside, and that Confederate General Simon B. Buckner had been forced to retreat toward Chattanooga. Finding his situation hopeless, he surrendered unconditionally to General Burnside, an action which was severely criticized. He was sent to Fort Warren, in Boston Harbor, and remained a prisoner until the end of the war.
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Provision Return for Captain J.W. Frazer's Co. C, 9th Infty., for 31 days commencing Oct. 1st and ending Oct. 31st, 1859. Camp Lake, Osoyoos, W.[ashington] T.[erritory], Oct. 1st, 1859. Itemized account of rations for 60 men for 31 days. Includes fresh beef, pork, flour, beans, rice, vegetables, coffee, sugar, vinegar, candle, soap, and salt.
Captain 9th Infty.
Comdg. Co. C
Excellent document written on blue lined paper.