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Jefferson Justice papers


Held at: Historical Society of Pennsylvania [Contact Us]1300 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107

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Jefferson Justice was born in 1840 in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Prior to the Civil War, Justice worked as a nail cutter. He enlisted in the 100th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers in 1861. Justice served as the regimental quartermaster for the 100th Pennsylvania Volunteers for three years. He was discharged in 1865 and settled in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. In 1867, Jefferson Justice was appointed a policeman for the Branchdale Colliery, and later served as an auditor for the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company.

This collection of correspondence, orders, inventories, receipts and reports offers a brief view of Jefferson Justice's service as regimental quartermaster for the 100th Pennsylvania Volunteers Regiment during the Civil War. The papers document the supplies to which soldiers had access during the war and provide a limited perspective on soldiers' lives. Included are lists of food and cooking supplies, requests for stationery, forage for livestock, clothing, and other goods. Requests for clothing often include the names of individual soldiers. The materials are arranged in chronological order. There are Quartermaster Reports from 1862-1867, located in Boxes 1-4. There is one folder of personal papers in Box 4, Folder 7.

Gift of Eugene Klein, 1943.

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