Original Civil War Quartermaster's writing desk or cupboard/chest that belonged to Samuel D Hayes includes a collection of original paperwork (deeds, bills, orders, personal letters, newspapers, ect.) Lots of interesting history hidden within the collection! The collection includes well over 200 articles and documents. The cupboard is made of Pine wood and has a hinged door and metal latch. Overall Dimensions: 12" x 18" x 18".
Samuel D Hayes was a quartermaster with the first brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Corps then later transferred in the late 1863 or 1864 to the 110th Pennsylvania volunteers. The letters contain Bills and Orders, Deeds, and monthly return of Quartermaster stores as well as documents from the 110th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers; dates are from 1862 to 1865. The collection includes the Quartermaster's tin type photo in Uniform at a young age as well as a photo of him in old age as a grown man. Included is also the original medal of the 110th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Included also is a spyglass and two brass and leather Powder Horns.
Overall the chest is in very good condition with some wear to the exterior of the cupboard, the paperwork is all in very good condition, appears clean and nicely folded.