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United States Soldiers' Homes disbursements and account ledger
Biomed.0723  
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Description
This collection consists of a ledger, kept in manuscript, which records disbursements for food (fresh beef, oats, milk, chicken, etc.), stationery, labor, medicines, hardware, and "sundries" for The United States Soldiers' Homes (referred to on the spine of this ledger as "U.S. Military Asylums"), at New Orleans Barracks in Louisiana, in East Pascagoula, Mississippi, and in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, from May, 1851, through September, 1858. The ledger was kept by Assistant Surgeon Charles McCormick at New Orleans; Brevet Major Earl Van Dorn (1820-1863), the great-nephew of Andrew Jackson, at Pascagoula ; and Brevet Captain L.B. Wood, 8th Infantry, at Harrodsburg.
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1 unknown (1 ledger)
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