15 1/4 x 16 3/4, manuscript in ink.
Abstract A- Clothing, Camp & Garrison Equipage Issued by Lieut. A.P. Buck, Regimental Quartermaster, 6th Regt. Maine Vol., at Camp near Bakersville, Maryland, during the quarter ending with September 30th, 1862. Itemized accounting by date, naming several officers of the regiment by name and rank who these items were issued to. The list includes forage caps, uniform coats, flannel sack coats, trowsers, flannel shirts, drawers, bootees, stockings, great coats, woolen blankets, rubber blankets, sashes, knapsacks, haversacks, canteen straps, camp kettles, mess pans, bugles, drums, wall tents, wall tent flies, wall tent poles, hospital tent, and more. Light age toning, one fold has an archival tape repair on the reverse, and minor edge wear. Overall in very fine condition.
Lieutenant A.P. Buck, the Regimental Quartermaster, of the 6th Regiment Maine Infantry Volunteers, who issued the items listed in this abstract, was a 25 year old resident of Foxcroft, Maine, when he enlisted on July 15, 1861, as a 2nd Lieutenant, and was commissioned into Co. A, of the 6th Maine Infantry. He was mustered out of service on August 15, 1864.
The 6th Maine Infantry saw action in the siege of Yorktown, the battle of Williamsburg, the 7 Days battles, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and Petersburg, to name a few places the regiment fought at during the Civil War.