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1865 February 22


Special orders tasking Lieutenant R.K. Johnson, Captain Mallory, and Major W.S. Sargent with adjusting Freedmen's accounts and making official statements about the accounts.


[Page 1] Office Genl Supt. Freedmen
Dept. Tenn and State of Arkansas
Memphis Tenn Feby 22nd 1865
Special Orders
No 13
IIII Lieut. R.K. Johnson AAGM
Frredmen will proceed to Pine Bluff and Little
Rock Arkansas on special business and return
He will assist Capt Mallory and Maj Sargent
in adjusting Freedmen's accounts and make com-
plete statements of the same
By order of
John Eaton Jr
Col and Genl Supt Freedmen
To Lieut R.K. Johnson
63rd U.S.C.D. and AAGM Freedmen
Office Supt and Pro: War: Freedmen
State of Arkansas
Little Rock Ark March 10th 1865
In accordance with directions given me by special
orders No 13, Office Genl Supt Freedmen dated
Memphis Tenn Feby 22nd 1865 "to proceed to Little
Rock Ark and assist Maj Sargent in adjusting
Freedmen's accounts for his department" I submit the
following Financial Statement, showing all amounts
[Page 2] received and disbursed
I found his papers pertaining to property
Freedmen goods and Funds for which is accounta-
ble to the General Office in a very satisfactory condition
not only accounting for all funds and property en-
trusted to him for disbursement in his department
but exhibiting again from sources of legitmate rev-
enue to the Dept of $8476.72 as per vouchers and re-
ports inclosed[sic]
I have the honor to be
Very respectfully
Your Obdt Servant
R.K. Johnson
Lt. and AAGM F Dpt
To Col Jno Eaton Jr
Genl Supt Freedmen etc
Memphis Tenn
Little Rock Ark Oct 6th 1865
I certify that the above state and copies of
orders and reports of the inspection R.K. Johnson AA
GM are true
W.G. Sargent
Maj 63rd USC Inf and
Supt Freedment etc
I also certify that R.K. Johnson AAGM whose
certificate is afore mentioned, Examined my finan-
[Page 3] cial accounts and made it up for the year 1864
and closing the same February 31[sic] 1865
as an entire transaction and found that I had
properly accounted and disbursed the above amount
(8476.72) more than I had received in transfers
from Genl Fund and he then instructed me to
begin anew and make future papers from March
1st 1865 on blanks then furnished. Some of the papers
showing 1864 Transactions which really close last Feby
1865 are now missing from my office. one of the books
also is gone so that I cannot properly and exactly fur-
nish financial statement for Jany and Feby 1865 but
forward for the other four months as required.
The duplicate papers showing these two months
as well as all previous as R.K. Johnson AAGM
says were"submitted and forwarded to Col Jno Eaton Jr
and as he is now at Washington in the office of
Maj Genl O.O. Howard Comd. can make any
Statements needed and will do so very cheerfully
as the papers showing all financial statements
are either in his office or turned over to the proper
I am General
Very respectfully
Your etc
signed W.J. Sargent
Maj Genl Supt B. [illegible]
State of Arkansas

Physical Description

Document, 6" x 7.75"


Civil War; Military officers; Freedmen; Money


Major W.S. Sargent

Geographical Area

Memphis, Shelby County (Tenn.); Arkansas




Kie Oldham Papers, MS.000132, Item 1101a

Resource Type



Kie Oldham collection, MS.000132


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Special orders number 13, Kie Oldham collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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Special orders number 13