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Re: Digest Number 1642

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  • kladkym@worldnet.att.net
    Hi Dave, I would be EXTREMELY interested in hearing more from the Fort Belle Fontaine Orderly book. Do you have a copies of it? Thanks, Mike Kladky Fort Belle
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 1, 2003
      Hi Dave,
      I would be EXTREMELY interested in hearing more from the Fort Belle Fontaine
      Orderly book. Do you have a copies of it?

      Thanks,
      Mike Kladky
      Fort Belle Fontaine historic site



      Message: 1
      > Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 18:31:50 -0000
      > From: "ebclemson <ebclemson@...>" <ebclemson@...>
      > Subject: Bed Sacks
      >
      > List,
      >
      > Many months ago there was a thread regarding if in the U.States Army Bed sacks
      > were provided to soldiers.
      >
      > I've recently was going through papers I have collected over the years and found
      > the following in the Fort Belle Fontaine Orderly book. Fort Belle Fontaine was
      > located on the Missouri River just North of St. Louis Missouri. The 1st Infantry
      > and a company of artillery were posted there.
      >
      > A notation was written in the book dated June 13, 1809 regarding the court
      > martial of Captain Isaiah Doane who was on the East Coast.
      >
      > "For Making out a false Contingent account against Government, charging Bed
      > Sacks which his soldiers had paid for."
      >
      > There was also a cantonement order for June 27 1810...."All the Public Blankets,
      > Beds and sheets for the hospital that may be in possesion of the Comanding
      > officer of Companys must be immediately deivered to Doctor Saugrain, Surg.
      > Mate."
      >
      > Apparently, at least before the war started, the custom was that the men
      > provided for their own Bed Sacks, but they were issued to Hospitals. It also
      > appears that the "Hospital store" were sometimes "obtained" by the men.
      >
      > Interesting.
      >
      > Adieu,
      >
      > Dave Bennett
      > 1st Infantry & Missouri Rangers.
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