Charles Webb letter to Horatio Jose, Portland, 1863Item 18446 info
Maine Historical Society
Paperwork, while not an exciting detail of war, often bogged down officers -- and caused issues that lasted for years.
In December 1863, 12th Maine Quartermaster Charles Webb wrote to Horatio Jose, the original quartermaster of the regiment, about a problem Jose was having with the Military Affairs department relating to ordnance for which Jose was responsible.
The office in Washington could not find receipts for muskets the regiment was issued when it was formed in the fall of 1861.