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John Devereux (1819-1893) Papers


This collection contains papers relating to the Pollock and Devereux families, among the largest landowners and slaveholders in North Carolina during the antebellum period. This small lot of documents includes some papers of the Pollock family prior to as well as after the connection formed with the Devereux family by the 1790 marriage of Frances Pollock (1771-1849) and John Devereux, Sr. (1761-1844).The family papers are made up principally of patents for land, deeds, in Halifax and Bertie counties and the Hawfield land in Orange (now Alamance) County. Papers relating to slaves owned by the family are located in folders concerning the estates of George Pollock, 1839-1840, and John Devereux, ... (more below)

Title

John Devereux (1819-1893) Papers

Collection Number

PC.34

Date(s)

1712 - 1892

Language

English

Physical Description
Items
Approx. 5000
Archival boxes
14
Physical Description
Archive Boxes
14.00
Items
5000.00
Abstract

This collection contains papers relating to the Pollock and Devereux families, among the largest landowners and slaveholders in North Carolina during the antebellum period. This small lot of documents includes some papers of the Pollock family prior to as well as after the connection formed with the Devereux family by the 1790 marriage of Frances Pollock (1771-1849) and John Devereux, Sr. (1761-1844).

The family papers are made up principally of patents for land, deeds, in Halifax and Bertie counties and the Hawfield land in Orange (now Alamance) County. Papers relating to slaves owned by the family are located in folders concerning the estates of George Pollock, 1839-1840, and John Devereux, 1844. Of particular interest is the last will and testament of Frances (Pollock) Devereux (1771-1849) leaving several charitable bequests to the Presbyterian Church in the United States, its schools and foreign missions, to the Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, N.C., to The Seaman's Friend Society, Norfolk, Va., and a continuing annual fund to help pay a teacher giving religious instruction to slaves on Roanoke River plantations. While the record of Mrs. Devereux's estate indicates the value of her slaves, the file includes no list of them; and only a few of her slaves were named in the will. Also of interest are the group of papers relating to the Griffin Free School New Bern, N.C., 1834-1867. These are primarily fiscal records dating from the time when Thomas Pollock Devereux (1793-1869) and his son were trustees. Additionally, a large portion of the collection consists of military papers and accounts relating to John Devereux's (1819-1893) service during most of the Civil War as the state's chief quartermaster, with the rank of major.

Physical Location

For current information on the location ofthese materials, please consult the Public Services Branch, State Archives of North Carolina.

Creator

Devereux, John

Repository

State Archives of North Carolina


A description of the contents of the primary sections of the Devereux collection follows:

  1.  Family Papers

    Pollock-Devereux Papers, 1712-1892

    Thomas Pollock Devereux, 1836-1883

    John Devereux, 1844-1872

    Griffin Free School, 1834-1867
  2.  John Devereux. Civil War Papers, 1861-1863

    N.C. Commissary Papers, 1861

    N.C. Quartermaster's Papers, 1861-1863
  3.  James N. Edmondston. Civil War Papers, 1862-1863

    N.C. Quartermaster's Papers, 1861-1863

    C.S.A. Pay Department - Muster Rolls/Pay Rolls, 1862-1863


Available for research.


Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.


Processed by George Stevenson and Abigail Rovner, September 26, 2002

Encoded by Fran Tracy-Walls, January 29, 2003

Encoded into EAD 2002 by Ashley Yandle, July 14, 2004


The Pollock and the Devereux families were among the largest landowners and slaveholders in North Carolina. This small lot of documents includes some papers of the Pollock family prior to as well as after the connection formed with the Devereux family by the 1790 marriage of Frances Pollock (1771-1849) and John Devereux, Sr. (1761-1844). (See family chart at end of the paper finding aid.)


The Pollock and the Devereux families were among the largest landowners and slaveholders in North Carolina. This small lot of documents includes some papers of the Pollock family prior to as well as after the connection formed with the Devereux family by the 1790 marriage of Frances Pollock (1771-1849) and John Devereux, Sr. (1761-1844). (See family chart at end of the paper finding aid.)


[Identification of item], PC.34, John Devereux Papers, State Archives of North Carolina, Raleigh, NC, USA.


Received from Margaret (Mordecai) Devereux (Mrs. John Devereux), Raleigh, N.C., biennium of 1902-1904.


Additional information on topics found in this collection may be found in the Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS) at  http://www.ncarchives.dcr.state.nc.us

  1. Collection 215 NC - John Devereux Account Book, 1861-65.1 vol., Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill-Library.
  2. Collection 1475 - Devereux Family Papers, 1776 (1839-1900) - 1936.454 items and 4 vols., Duke University Manuscripts Collection, Durham- Perkins Library.
  3. Crabtree, Beth Gilbert and James W. Patton, eds.  Journal of a Secesh Lady: The Diary of Catherine Ann Devereux Edmondston, 1860-1866. Raleigh, NC:Division of Archives and History, Department of Cultural Resources,1979. 850 pp.


This Collection is part of a larger body of papers relating to the Pollock and Devereux families of North Carolina that was divided sometime in the past into three independent collections:  "Thomas Pollock Papers" (PC.31);  "Pollock-Devereux Papers" (PC.32); and  "John Devereux Papers" (PC.34). The division was not a particularly neat one. Consequently, this collection includes materials that properly ought to have been put into one or the other of the three collections - or all treated as a single group of papers. Not only does this collection include Pollock family papers and Pollock-Devereux family papers, but it includes a series of the papers of Thomas Pollock Devereux (1793-1869), papers of John Devereux (1819-1893), and papers of James Nicolson Edmondston (1831-1896). The collection is, therefore, arranged in three principal sub-groups: (1) Family Papers, 1712-1892; (2) John Devereux Civil War Papers, 1861-1863; and (3) James N. Edmondston Civil War Papers, 1862-1963.

The address list, or more properly, the "Contract Check List," in Box 7 is under seal until the year 2002 and may not be used without the permission of Professor Lane before that date.

A description of the contents of the primary sections of the Devereux collection follows:

  1.  Family Papers

    Pollock-Devereux Papers, 1712-1892

    Thomas Pollock Devereux, 1836-1883

    John Devereux, 1844-1872

    Griffin Free School, 1834-1867
  2.  John Devereux. Civil War Papers, 1861-1863

    N.C. Commissary Papers, 1861

    N.C. Quartermaster's Papers, 1861-1863
  3.  James N. Edmondston. Civil War Papers, 1862-1863

    N.C. Quartermaster's Papers, 1861-1863

    C.S.A. Pay Department - Muster Rolls/Pay Rolls, 1862-1863


This Collection is part of a larger body of papers relating to the Pollock and Devereux families of North Carolina that was divided sometime in the past into three independent collections:  "Thomas Pollock Papers" (PC.31);  "Pollock-Devereux Papers" (PC.32); and  "John Devereux Papers" (PC.34). The division was not a particularly neat one. Consequently, this collection includes materials that properly ought to have been put into one or the other of the three collections - or all treated as a single group of papers. Not only does this collection include Pollock family papers and Pollock-Devereux family papers, but it includes a series of the papers of Thomas Pollock Devereux (1793-1869), papers of John Devereux (1819-1893), and papers of James Nicolson Edmondston (1831-1896). The collection is, therefore, arranged in three principal sub-groups: (1) Family Papers, 1712-1892; (2) John Devereux Civil War Papers, 1861-1863; and (3) James N. Edmondston Civil War Papers, 1862-1963.

The address list, or more properly, the "Contract Check List," in Box 7 is under seal until the year 2002 and may not be used without the permission of Professor Lane before that date.


  • Clarke, William F., 1811-1844.
  • Devereux family.
  • Devereux, Frances (Pollock), 1771-1849.
  • Devereux, John, 1761-1844.
  • Devereux, Thomas P. (Thomas Pollock), 1793-1869.
  • Devereux, Thomas Pollock, 1845-1913.
  • Edmondston, James Nicolson, 1831-1896.
  • Jones, Thomas Francis, 1812-1857.
  • Pollock, George, 1772-1836.
  • Pollock, Thomas, 1654-1722.
  • Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864.
  • Vick, Richard J., d.1866.
  • Carter and Hamilton (Raleigh, N.C.)
  • Confederate States of America. Armed Forces--Uniforms.
  • Confederate States of America. Army. Daniel's Brigade.
  • Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Artillery Regiment, 1st
  • Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Artillery Regiment, 3rd
  • Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Artillery Regiment, 2nd
  • Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry, Battalion, 2n
  • Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 45th
  • Confederate States of America. Army--Supplies and stores.
  • Confederate States of America. Quartermaster General's Office.
  • Confederate States of America. War Dept.
  • Dodd and Hinsdale (Raleigh, N.C.)
  • First Presbyterian Church (Raleigh, N.C.)
  • Griffin Free School (New Bern, N.C.)
  • McMahon and Devereux (Halifax, N.C.)
  • North Carolina. Adjutant General's Dept.
  • Presbyterian Church in the U.S.
  • Saint Mary's School and Junior College (Raleigh, N.C.)
  • Seaman's Friend Society (Norfolk, Va.)
  • Smith, J.M. and Co. (Norfolk, Va.)
  • Agriculture--Southern States--History--19th century.
  • Agricultural laborers.
  • Blacksmiths.
  • Cabinetmakers.
  • Cotton trade--Confederate States of America.
  • Family--North Carolina--History--19th century.
  • Farm management.
  • Farm produce--Marketing
  • Forage.
  • Freedmen.
  • Horticulture.
  • Household supplies.
  • Medicine, Military.
  • Military supplies.
  • Payrolls.
  • Plantations.
  • Requisitions, Military.
  • Slave records.
  • Slaves.
  • Tuscarora Indians--Treaties.
  • Tuscarora Indians--Wars, 1711-1713.
  • Wheelwrights.
  • Halifax County (N.C.)
  • Alamance County (N.C.)
  • Bertie County (N.C.)
  • Conoconnara Plantation (N.C.)
  • Craven County (N.C.)
  • Haw Fields (N.C.)
  • Montrose Plantation (N.C.)
  • Polenta Plantation (N.C.)
  • Salt Sulphur Springs (Va.)
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care.
  • Wake County (N.C.)
  • Wills Forest (N.C.)

The Pollock and the Devereux families were among the largest landowners and slaveholders in North Carolina. This small lot of documents includes some papers of the Pollock family prior to as well as after the connection formed with the Devereux family by the 1790 marriage of Frances Pollock (1771-1849) and John Devereux, Sr. (1761-1844). (See family chart at end of the paper finding aid.) The Pollock family papers range in date from the time of Governor Thomas Pollock (1654-1722), and commence with the  Preliminary Articles in Order to a General Peace, signed by Pollock for the government of North Carolina on November 25, 1712, and by King Tom Blount (c.1675-c.1739) and five chief men for the upper towns of the Tuscarora Indian nation. The papers are, for the most part, arranged chronologically by the family member to whom they pertain, and they are made up principally of patents for land, deed, in Halifax and Bertie counties and the Hawfield land in Orange (now Alamance) County. Papers relating to slaves owned by the family are to be found in the folders concerning the estates of George Pollock, 1839-1840, and John Devereux, 1844. The last will and testament of Frances (Pollock) Devereux (1771-1849) leaves several charitable bequests to the Presbyterian Church in the United States and its schools and foreign missions, to the Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, N.C., and to The Seaman's Friend Society, Norfolk, Virginia.

It provides, as well, for a continuing annual fund to help pay a teacher to give religious instruction to slaves on Roanoke River plantations. Only a few of her slaves were named in specific bequests and provisions of the will, and while the record of her estate indicates the value of her slaves to have been approximately $20,000, the file includes no list of them. The last folder in the box contains a few letters and miscellaneous documents dating between 1863 and 1892, relating for the most part to the law practice of Thomas Pollock Devereux, Jr. (1845-1913).

Box: PC.34.1  
Pollock-Devereux Papers
1712-1892

17124  
Pollock
17125  
Thomas Pollock
17126  
. Tuscarora Treaty
1712
17127  
. Patents
1714-1720
17128  
Cullen Pollock, . Patents
1713-1726
17129  
George Pollock, . Patents
1726-1730
17130  
Cullen Pollock, . Deed (incomplete)
1769
17131  
Thomas Pollock, . Will
1777
17132  
George Pollock
17133  
. Miscellaneous Papers
1799-1835
17134  
. Estate
1839-1850
17135  
Pollock-Devereux
17136  
Hawfield Lands
1823-1841
17137  
Miscellaneous Patents and Deeds
1713-1847
17138  
Miscellaneous Plats and Land Descriptions, 1826, n.d.
17139  
Montrose Plantation Survey
1797
17140  
Devereux
17141  
John Devereux
17142  
Land Dispute with Gen. Williams
1810
17143  
Estate - Partition of slaves
1844
17144  
Frances (Pollock) Devereux
17145  
Will
1847
17146  
Estate
1849-1856
17147  
Thomas Pollock Devereux Jr., Papers, 1863-1892, n.d.

Box: PC.34.2  
Thomas Pollock Devereux Papers
1836-1883

Scope and Content

The greater part of this box of papers relates to plantation operations of Thomas Pollock Devereux, especially as reflected in his accounts with the Norfolk trading firm of J. M. Smith and Brother, 1858-1868. The accounts and other plantation-related papers do not make it clear whether they pertain only to his principal plantation, Conoconnara, or to all of the plantations owned by him. The J. M. Smith and Brother accounts reflect the sales of plantation produce (cotton, corn, wheat, hams, lard, and raw hides), and the purchase of clothing, groceries, farm equipment, grass seed, guano, lime, ammonia phosphate, coal, and so forth. Four files relate to post-Civil War farm operations and include labor regulations for the freedmen, labor accounts, and the affairs of the overseer, Richard J. Vick. Slave documents appear in the files pertaining to the sale of stock and slaves at Polenta plantation, 1856-1857; a bill of sale for a slave at Montrose plantation, 1860; and miscellaneous slave papers, 1842-1848. A file concerning the Salt Sulphur Springs, Monroe County, Virginia, suggest that the springs were a place of regular autumnal resort for Devereux between 1858 and 1862. The full effect of the financial debacle in which Devereux's affairs were left in the wake of the Civil War might have been considerably lessened had he been successful in his effort to recover 111,000 pounds of baled cotton that had been seized as C.S.A property by the United States government. He was unsuccessful, however, and the collapse of his own fortunes into bankruptcy involved the estates of others for which he was responsible. Correspondence of Thomas Pollock Devereux includes seven letters written between 1849-1852 on the subject of joint family finances by his brother-in-law, Leonidas Polk (1806-1864).

17149  
Burgwyn Trust Settlement
1848
17150  
Correspondence
1836-1861
17151  
Cotton Confiscation Claim
1866
17152  
Estate
17153  
Blake, et al vs. Hawkins et al
1880
17154  
Mordecai Extrx vs. Devereux et al, (SHC)
1883
17155  
Maitland, Robert & Co. - Account dispute
1858-1867
17156  
Plantation Accounts
17157  
Misc.
1844-1869
17158  
McMahon and Devereux
1836-1867
17159  
J.M. Smith & Bro.
17160  
<unitdate type="inclusive" calendar="gregorian" era="ce">1858-1860</unitdate>
1858-1860
17161  
<unitdate type="inclusive" calendar="gregorian" era="ce">1861-1865</unitdate>
1861-1865
17162  
<unitdate type="inclusive" calendar="gregorian" era="ce">1866-1868</unitdate>
1866-1868
17163  
Plantation Labor Accounts
17164  
<unitdate type="inclusive" calendar="gregorian" era="ce">1866-1867 </unitdate>
1866-1867
17165  
<unitdate type="inclusive" calendar="gregorian" era="ce">1869, n.d.</unitdate>
1869, n.d.
17166  
Plantation Labor Regulations
c.1866-1869
17167  
Plantation Overseer - Richard J. Vick
1865-1868
17168  
Plantation, Sale of Stock and Slaves (Polenta)
1856-1857
17169  
Promissory Notes and CSA Bonds Agreement (Badger)
1851-1864
17170  
Promissory Notes and CSA Bonds Agreement (Mordecai)
1855-1864
17171  
Salt Sulphur Springs (VA)
1858-1862
17172  
Slave Bill of Sale (Montrose Plantation)
1860
17173  
Slave Papers (Misc.)
1842-1848, n.d.
17174  
Tax Assessment (CSA)
1863-1864
17175  
Tax Receipts
1854

Box: PC. 34.3  
John Devereux Papers
1844-1872

Scope and Content

Few of these papers relate to plantation operations, though they do include the 1844 and 1848 agreements pertaining to Runiroy plantation on Roanoke River in Bertie County, an 1867 contract with freedmen, a few plantation accounts, 1844-1866, and an 1859 deed of sale for land in Bertie County. Two files relate to the estate of John Devereux's connections by marriage, William F. Clarke and Thomas F. Jones. Otherwise, his personal papers all relate to Devereux's life at Wills Forest on the edge of Raleigh, and consist almost entirely of bills and receipts dating from 1852 to 1861. Wills Forest had belonged to Mrs. Margaret Devereux's mother, Ann (Lane) Mordecai, and upon her death she bequeathed the property to Mrs. Devereux. Consequently one is not surprised to find a number of bills and receipts relating to refurbishing the house and its gardens in addition to the usual household bills, jewelry, and so forth. Many of the bills are from Raleigh merchants and tradesmen. All the horticulture bills are from the Raleigh firm of Hamilton and Carter, Florists and Nurserymen.

17177  
Accounts
17178  
J. M. Smith & Bro.
1866
17179  
Plantation
1844-1862, n.d.
17180  
Bills and Receipts
17181  
Blacksmith
1855-1860
17182  
Books and Magazines
1859-1860
17183  
Cabinetry, )
1860
17184  
Carriage and Harness
1856-1860
17185  
Clothing
1859-1861
17186  
Education
1859-1860
17187  
Horticulture
1858-1860
17188  
House (Wills Forest)
1858-1860
17189  
Household
1853-1860
17190  
Insurance
1857-1858
17191  
Jewelry
1860
17192  
Miscellaneous
1857-1867
17193  
Shoes
1857-1861
17194  
Correspondence
1844-1872
17195  
Estates
17196  
Clark, William F.
1858
17197  
Jones, Thomas F.
1857-1868
17198  
Freedman's Contract
1867
17199  
Land Papers
1859-1872
17200  
Runiroy Plantation Agreements
1844, 1848
17201  
Wills Forest (Tract Plat)
1844

1875  
Griffin Free School
1834-1867

Scope and Content

By provisions of his last will and testament Moses Griffin of New Bern, N.C., converted his estate into a trust upon his death in 1816, and directed his executors to use the profits from the trust to purchase land in the town, to erect a schoolhouse, and to engage a teacher. The school was to be nonsectarian and was to provide a free education to children and orphans, both boys and girls, of indigent parents. After a delay occasioned by lawsuits lasting until 1828, brought by heirs to invalidate the trust, the free school was opened in the spring of 1832 and was incorporated in 1834. As it turned out, only girls were admitted as students to the school, which was long under the superintendence of Miss Arete S. Ellis (1802-1865). One of the original trustees was John Devereux, his son Thomas Pollock Devereux and grandson John subsequently serving, too, as trustees. After the fall of New Bern to United States forces in 1862, the school was briefly moved to Raleigh, but returned to New Bern upon the close of the Civil War. In 1882 funds from the Griffin Free School trust were merged with other funds in order to finance the newly created New Bern Graded Schools.

This group of papers relating to the school is made up of fiscal records and date from the period when Thomas Pollock Devereux and his son were trustees. The files contain: a draft of the private act incorporating the school; correspondence from the New Bern attorney, George S. Attmore, who represented the trustees and his annual accounting to them; the trustees' annual accounts to the Craven County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions; papers from lawsuits relating to the charitable trust fund and its disbursements; and miscellaneous papers.

17202  
Articles of Incorporation [1834]
17203  
Correspondence
1844-1860
17204  
Funds Transfer
1859-1860
17205  
Income and Disbursements
1849-1859
17206  
Income and Disbursements (Attmore Accounts)
1841, 1849-1858
17207  
Miscellaneous
1842-1844
17208  
Suits
17209  
Devereux vs. Hawks and Stanley
1851-1853
17210  
Devereux vs. Oliver et al
1849-1867

Even before the North Carolina seceded from the Union, the state began to prepare itself militarily by purchasing arms and ammunition and enlarging the staff of the state adjutant general. In the commissary department, the commissary general was given four assistants, and in the quartermaster department, the quartermaster general was given a number of assistants as well. John Devereux was appointed an assistant commissary of subsistence on May 1, 1861, and given the rank of captain. On September 20, 1861, Devereux was reassigned to duties as the state's chief quartermaster and later in December of that year was promoted to the rank of major. He held both the rank and position throughout the remainder of the war. At the close of the war, he was one of the delegation sent from Raleigh to meet General Sherman in order to arrange terms for surrender of the city.

Devereux's office as assistant commissary for subsistence was located at Weldon where he spent the summer of 1861 gathering and issuing provisions to feed the state's regiments in training camps at Weldon and Garysburg. His papers are very incomplete, being stronger for the months of May and June than for the third quarter of the year. It may be that some of the papers have been removed and put into the  "Military Collection."

Upon his appointment as chief quartermaster, Devereux was given assistants with specialized duties:

  1. Captain Moses A. Bledsoe, transportation (cavalry horses, forage, mules, wagons, harness);
  2. Captain Abraham Myers, supplies (camp and garrison equipage such as tents of all sorts, knapsacks, haversacks, canteens, cooking and eating utensils, small tools such as axes, picks, shovels, spades);
  3. Captain I. W. Garrett and Major Clement Dowd, clothing manufacture (hats, coats, pants, shirts, socks, undergarments, woolen and cotton jeans cloth, thread, buttons, needles).

Devereux had two special agents for the purchase of cotton - Captain William H. Oliver in the eastern part of the state, and Captain James Sloan in the central part. The two special agents purchased ginned and baled cotton and sent it either to the Saxapahaw mills to be made into cloth, or to Wilmington to be run out through the U.S. blockade to England and sold in order to purchase medicine and medical supplies, spirits, coffee, grey cloth, flannels, army cloth, blankets, boots, leather, and so forth that could hardly be obtained in the Confederacy.

Devereux made quarterly reports using standardized forms called  "abstracts", each having a distinctive letter to designate the nature of the report. For every expenditure and every receipt or disbursement within the various categories, Devereux was expected to have supporting vouchers so that his accounts could be audited. Despite the fact that Devereux was scrupulous in his record keeping, some vouchers are not present with their abstracts. More than that, abstracts and vouchers are lacking either in some quarters, or for entire quarters, or for entire years. During the biennium of 1920-1922 a large part of Devereux's papers were removed and put into the  "Military Collection". Some years later the papers of Thomas D. Hogg, chief commissary, and briefly, ordnance officer, were similarly treated. This resulted in an intermingling of some of the Devereux Papers with the Hogg Papers in which quartermaster, commissary, and ordnance are indiscriminately commingled. The following files are no longer to be found in the John Devereux Papers but are, presumably, to be found in the  "Military Collection:" 1862 Third Quarter; 1863 Second Quarter; 1863 Fourth Quarter; 1864-1865 All Quarters.

Box: PC.34.9  
NC Commissary
1861

17212  
Appointment to Office letters, May, June 1861
17213  
Salary and Labor, abstracts w/ vouchers, May 1861
17214  
Subsistence Purchases made by Army, abstracts w/ vouchers,May, June 1861
17215  
Subsistence vouchers, numbered, June, July 1861
17216  
Subsistence vouchers, numbered, Aug. 1861
17217  
Subsistence Receipts, numbered, 1861
17218  
Receipt of Bills, numbered, July-Sept. 1861
17219  
Colonel Johnston vouchers, May, June 1861
17220  
Vouchers from shipments on Steamer Loper, May 1861
17221  
Miscellaneous vouchers, May-Nov. 1861
17222  
Inventories, June 1861
17223  
Distributions, June, July 1861
17224  
Correspondence & Miscellaneous, May-Oct. 1861
17225  
Monthly Provision Returns, Weldon, June, 1861
Scope and Content

Located in Oversize PCs.

Box: PC. 34.5  
NC Quartermaster, Fourth Quarter
1861

17227  
Abstract A
17228  
Purchases, w/ vouchers 3-240
17229  
Abstract A's vouchers continued 251-495
17230  
Abstract B
17231  
Expenditures, w/ vouchers 1-200
17232  
Abstract B's vouchers continued 200-500
17233  
Abstract Bb - Advances to Officers for disbursement, w/ vouchers
17234  
Abstract E - Articles received, issued, and expended
17235  
Abstract I - Stationery/Special Requisitions, w/ vouchers
17236  
Abstract L - Quartermaster's Stores expended to the public
17237  
Abstract M - Articles Transferred to Officers
17238  
Abstract P - Accts paid by order of Commander in Chief w/ vouchers
17239  
Report of Persons and Articles Hired, monthly reports
17240  
Advances to Officers, monthly reports
17241  
Account Current
17242  
Miscellaneous
17243  
Wrappers

Box: PC. 34.6  
NC Quartermaster, First Quarter
1862

17245  
Abstract A
17246  
Purchases, w/ vouchers 1-1991
17247  
Abstract A's vouchers continued 200-440
17248  
Abstract B
17249  
Expenditures, w/ vouchers 1-227
17250  
Abstract B's vouchers continued 231-439, 444
17251  
Abstract Bb - Advances to Officers for disbursement, w/ vouchers
17252  
Abstract I - Stationery/Special Requisitions, w/ vouchers
17253  
[Abstract M] - Articles Transferred to Officers
17254  
Report of Persons and Articles Hired, monthly reports
17255  
Advances to Officers, monthly reports
17256  
Account Current
17257  
Miscellaneous

Box: PC.34.7  
NC Quartermaster, Second Quarter [1862] & First Quarter [1863]
1862-1863

17259  
2nd Quarter 1862
17260  
[Abstract A and vouchers LACKING FROM COLLECTION]
17261  
Abstract B - Expenditures, w/ vouchers
17262  
Abstract Bb - Advances to Officers, w/ vouchers
17263  
Abstract E - Articles issued and received, w/ vouchers
17264  
Abstract I - Stationary/Special Requisitions, w/ vouchers
17265  
Report of Persons & Articles Hired, monthly reports
17266  
[3rd Quarter 1862 LACKING FROM COLLECTION]
17267  
[4th Quarter 1862 LACKING FROM COLLECTION]
17268  
1st Quarter 1863
17269  
Abstract A - Purchases, w/ vouchers
17270  
Abstract B - Expenditures, w/ vouchers
17271  
Abstract Bb - Advances to Officers, w/ vouchers
17272  
Abstract D - Articles Purchased in Kinston or Raleigh w/ vouchers
17273  
Abstract E - Articles received from Officers, w/ vouchers
17274  
Abstract F - Fuel, w/ vouchers
17275  
Abstract G - Forage, w/ vouchers
17276  
Abstract K - Special Requisitions, w/ vouchers
17277  
Abstract L - Forage Sold
17278  
Cotton Purchases
17279  
Account Current
17280  
Quarterly Returns
17281  
Miscellaneous

Box: PC.34.8  
NC Quartermaster, Second & Third Quarters
1863

17283  
2nd Quarter 1863
17284  
Abstract A - Purchases, w/ vouchers
17285  
Abstract B - Expenditures, w/ vouchers
17286  
Abstract Bb - Advances to Officers, w/ vouchers
17287  
Abstract D - Purchases to be Accounted for
17288  
Abstract F - Fuel, w/ vouchers
17289  
Abstract G - Forage, w/ vouchers
17290  
Abstract K - Special Requisitions, w/ vouchers
17291  
Abstract L - Articles Lost, Sold, Destroyed, w/ vouchers
17292  
Cotton Purchases
17293  
Abstract of Money Received from Various Sources
17294  
Account Current
17295  
Miscellaneous
17296  
3rd Quarter 1863
17297  
Abstract A - Purchases, w/ vouchers
17298  
Abstract B - Expenditures, w/ vouchers
17299  
Abstract Bb - Advances to Officers, w/ vouchers
17300  
Abstract D - Purchases to be Accounted for
17301  
Abstract E - Articles received from Officers, w/ vouchers
17302  
Abstract G - Forage, w/ vouchers
17303  
Abstract K - Special Requisitions, w/ vouchers
17304  
Cotton Purchases
17305  
Account Current
17306  
Miscellaneous

James Nicolson Edmondston (1831-1896) was brother to Patrick M. Edmondston, husband of John Devereux's sister Catherine. The family arranged in October, 1861, to get James Edmondston an appointment, with the rank of captain, in Devereux's quartermaster operation. In May, 1862, he received an appointment to the staff of the C.S.A quartermaster general with rank of major and was assigned duties as assistant quartermaster for Daniel's Brigade which was then stationed at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia. In January, 1863, the brigade was dispatched first to Goldsboro then to Kinston, N.C., to take part in Gen. D. H. Hill's effort to recapture the towns of New Bern and Washington from the Yankees. The brigade was ordered back to Virginia in May, 1863, preparatory to the Gettysburg Campaign, on which Edmondston accompanied the brigade as quartermaster. He remained assigned to Daniel's Brigade until May, 1864, though it is unclear to what extent he was able to perform duties as brigade quartermaster after September, 1863. He entered the hospital at Richmond at the beginning of December, 1863, and did not return to duty with the brigade until sometime in February, 1864. In May he was reassigned to duties in the department of the C.S.A. inspector general of transportation. Edmondston spent the remainder of the war headquartered at Greensboro, N.C., as C.S.A. inspector of field transportation, holding the chief power of impressment of horses and mules in the state for the Confederate Army.

Edmondston's records as quartermaster to Daniel's Brigade appear to be reasonably complete for the period he is known to have executed the duties of the office personally. It is presumed that another officer served as brigade quartermaster after September, 1864 and that Edmondston put his retained copies of reports and their supporting vouchers into the hands of Devereux for safekeeping. There is no connection between the reports of Edmondston and those of Devereux. Though Edmondston was concerned with the supplying of a brigade and not the troops of a state, his reports, too, are in the standard form of lettered abstracts with supporting vouchers.

These include records for some regiments that were constituent elements of Daniel's Brigade and some that were not. The muster and pay rolls are, rather, for regiments paid at Drewry's Bluff, Va., or Kinston and Goldsboro, N.C., by Edmondston as a C.S.A. assistant quartermaster acting for the C.S.A. pay department. When regiments paid were mustered for pay purposes, they were mustered by company and rolls were made out and certified by the mustering officer. When each soldier was paid, the amount of pay was entered on the roll, and the soldier signed the roll as he received his pay.

17307  
CSA Quartermaster, Second & Third Quarters
1862

17308  
2nd Quarter 1862
17309  
Abstract A - Purchases, w/ vouchers
17310  
Abstract B - Expenditures at Weldon and Petersburg, w/ vouchers
17311  
Abstract Bb - Advances to Officers, w/ vouchers
17312  
Abstract D - Articles Purchased at Goldsboro, Weldon, andPetersburg, w/ vouchers
17313  
Abstract E - Articles Issued and Received, w/ vouchers
17314  
Abstract G - Forage, w/ vouchers 1-49
17315  
Abstract M - Articles Transferred to Officers, w/ vouchers
17316  
Report of Persons and Articles Employed and Hired
17317  
Monthly Reports
17318  
Quarterly Report
17319  
3rd Quarter 1862
17320  
Abstract A - Purchases, w/ vouchers
17321  
Abstract B - Expenditures, w/ vouchers
17322  
Abstract Bb - Advances to Officers, w/ vouchers
17323  
Abstract C - Medical Requisitions, w/ vouchers
17324  
Abstract D - Articles Purchased at Camp near Petersburg andDrewry's Bluff
17325  
Abstract E - Articles Received from Officers, w/ vouchers
17326  
Abstract G - Forage, w/ vouchers
17327  
Abstract K - Special Requisitions, w/ vouchers
17328  
Abstract L - Articles Lost or Destroyed, w/ vouchers
17329  
Abstract M - Articles Transferred to Officers, w/ vouchers
17330  
Quarterly Reports
17331  
Miscellaneous

Box: PC.34.10  
CSA Quartermaster, Fourth Quarter
1862

17333  
Abstract A - Purchases, w/ vouchers
17334  
Abstract B - Expenditures, w/ vouchers
17335  
Abstract Bb - Advances to Officers, w/ vouchers
17336  
Abstract D - Articles purchased at Drewry's Bluff
17337  
Abstract E - Stores Received from Officers, w/ vouchers
17338  
Abstract F - Fuel, w/ vouchers
17339  
Abstract G - Forage, w/ vouchers
17340  
Abstract G's vouchers continued
17341  
Abstract H - Straw issued at Drewry's Bluff, w/ vouchers
17342  
Abstract I - Stationery, w/ vouchers
17343  
Abstract K - Special Requisitions, w/ vouchers
17344  
Abstract L - Articles Expended, Lost, Destroyed, w/ vouchers
17345  
Abstract M - Articles Transferred to Officers, w/ vouchers
17346  
Account Current
17347  
Quarterly Reports

Box: PC.34.11  
CSA Quartermaster, First Quarter
1863

17349  
Abstract A - Purchases, w/ vouchers
17350  
Abstract B - Expenditures, w/ vouchers
17351  
Abstract Bb - Advances to Officers, w/ vouchers
17352  
Abstract D - Articles Purchased at Kinston
17353  
Abstract E - Articles Received from Officers, w/ vouchers
17354  
Abstract F - Fuel, w/ vouchers
17355  
Abstract G - Forage, w/ vouchers
17356  
Abstract I - Stationery, w/ vouchers
17357  
Abstract K - Articles Issued on Special Requisitions, w/ vouchers
17358  
Abstract M - Articles Transferred to Officers, w/ vouchers
17359  
Account Current
17360  
Quarterly Return
17361  
Miscellaneous

Box: PC.34.12  
CSA Quartermaster, Second & Third Quarters
1863

17363  
2nd Quarter 1863
17364  
Abstract A - Purchases, w/ vouchers
17365  
Abstract B - Expenditures, w/ vouchers
17366  
Abstract Bb - Advances to Officers, w/ vouchers
17367  
Abstract E - Articles Received from Officers, w/ vouchers
17368  
Abstract G - Forage, w/ vouchers
17369  
Abstract K - Special Requisitions, w/ vouchers
17370  
Abstract L - Articles Lost, Sold, Destroyed, w/ vouchers
17371  
Abstract M - Articles Transferred to Officers, w/ vouchers
17372  
Account Current
17373  
3rd Quarter 1863
17374  
Abstract A - Purchases, w/ vouchers
17375  
Abstract B - Expenditures, w/ vouchers
17376  
Abstract D - Articles purchased in the Field
17377  
Abstract E - Articles Received from Officers, w/ vouchers
17378  
Abstract G - Forage, w/ vouchers
17379  
Abstract K - Special Requisitions, w/ vouchers
17380  
Abstract L - Articles Lost, Sold, Destroyed, etc. w/ vouchers
17381  
Abstract M - Articles Transferred to Officers, w/ vouchers
17382  
Stores Expended in Public Service in the field
17383  
Account Current

Box: PC.34.13  
CSA Pay Department
1862-1863

17385  
[Abstract Bb] vouchers (Abstract, lacking), 2nd Quarter 1862
17386  
Abstract and vouchers of payments, May-June, 1862
17387  
Abstract and vouchers of payments continued, May-June, 1862
17388  
Abstract and vouchers of payments, 3rd Quarter 1862
17389  
Transfer of Funds from Pay Department to Officers, 3rd Quarter1862
17390  
Abstract Bb - Advances to Officers, 4th Quarter 1862
17391  
Abstract and vouchers of payments, 4th Quarter 1862
17392  
Abstract and vouchers of payments continued, 4th Quarter 1862
17393  
Abstract Bb - Advances to Officers, 1st Quarter 1863
17394  
Vouchers of payments, 1st Quarter 1863
17395  
Abstract Bb - Advances to Officers, 2nd Quarter 1863
17396  
Vouchers of payments, 2nd Quarter 1863

Box: PC.34.14. Double Oversize  
CSA Pay Department - Muster Rolls/Pay Rolls
1862-1863

17398  
1st Regiment NC Artillery, Company C, July 1862-Apr 1863
17399  
3rd Regiment NC Artillery, Company G, Sept.-Oct. 1862
17400  
2nd Regiment NC Cavalry, Company C, Sept.-Oct. 1862
17401  
[2nd Regiment NC Cavalry], Company K, July-Oct. 1862
17402  
3rd Regiment NC Cavalry, Company D May-Oct. 1862
17403  
2nd Battalion NC Infantry, Company
17404  
A, April-Oct. 1862
17405  
B, June-Oct. 1862
17406  
D, April-Oct. 1862
17407  
E, Sept.-Oct. 1862
17408  
F, Feb.-Oct. 1862
17409  
G, Feb.-Oct. 1862
17410  
H, Apr.-Oct. 1862
17411  
45th Regiment NC Infantry, Company
17412  
A, Mar-May 1862
17413  
B, Mar-May 1862
17414  
C, Mar-May 1862
17415  
D, Mar-May 1862
17416  
E, Mar-May 1862
17417  
F, Mar-May 1862
17418  
G, Mar-May 1862
17419  
H, Mar-May 1862
17420  
I, Mar-May 1862
17421  
K, Mar-May 1862