Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Robert G. Hunt Papers

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Robert G. Hunt Papers,
Creator: Hunt, Robert G.
Inclusive dates: 1861-1865, and undated
Extent: 5.5 cubic feet (in 2 boxes, 39 Oversized folders)
Abstract:
Papers of a U.S. Civil War Paymaster, consisting mostly of account books, correspondence, vouchers, disbursement accounts, returns, pay records for numerous Michigan, U.S., and U.S. Colored regiments.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc# 396-431

Access Restrictions:

Robert G. Hunt Papers are open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Robert G. Hunt Papers, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is by size, alphabetical, and chronological.


History

Biography:

Robert G. Hunt was a U.S. Pay Master during the Civil War. No further information is available on him. A request for his papers from the National Archives found nothing.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection is organized alphabetically by format and size, and then chronologically, 1861-1865. It consists of Hunt’s Pay Master records, a wide variety, for a large number of troops including Michigan, U.S. Colored Troops, and non-Michigan troops. Michigan units documented in the collection include: Michigan Engineers and Mechanics Regiment, 1st , Michigan Infantry Regiment, 7th, Michigan Infantry Regiment, 13th, 1863-1865, Michigan Infantry Regiment, 21st, Michigan Infantry Regiment, 22nd, 1864-1865. U.S. Colored Troops including: 1st U.S. Infantry, U.S. Colored Infantry, 14th Regiment; U.S. Colored Infantry, 18th Regiment; and the U.S. Colored Infantry, 44th Regiment are documented in the collection. Non-Michigan units documented in the collection include some from Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Iowa, New York (state), Wisconsin, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Connecticut. Materials for different units are sorted by year, not by month and day.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Hunt, Robert G.
    • United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
    • United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 9th (1861-1865) Company A.
    • United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 10th (1862-1865)
    • United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 13th (1861-1865)
    • United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 19th (1862-1865) Company A.
    • United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 22nd (1862-1865)
    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Food supply.
    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Finance.
    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    Robert G. Hunt Papers.. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Account Books (Civil War, 3 volumes), 1863, 1865, undated
    Box   1 F   2
    Business Correspondence, 1863-1865
    Box   1 F   3
    Correspondence, Generic Paymasters Letters; General and Special Field Orders; Stoppage Notices, 1863-1865
    Box   1 F   4
    Correspondence, Letters to Major Robert Hunt, Paymaster USA, 1861-1865
    Box   1 F   5
    Correspondence, Personal Letters (7 items), 1861-1865
    Box   1 F   6
    Diary (1 volume), August-November 1863
    Box   1 F   7
    Pay Department of the U.S. Army (Revised Regulations), August-November 1861
    Box   1 F   8
    Paytable (Civil War), undated
    Box   1 F   9
    Receipts, Paymaster Statements, Returns of Property, 1864-1865
    Box   1 F   10
    Rules and Regulations, 1862; 1 Official Stamp with "Robert G. Hunt Paymaster U.S.A." [1861-1865], 1862, [1861-1865]
    Box   1 F   11
    State of Money (30 items), 1864-1865
    Box   1 F   12
    Vouchers (27 items), 1864-1865
    Box   2 F   1
    U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment, 14th letters, pay vouchers, 1864-1865
    Box   2 F   2
    U.S. Colored Infantry Regiments, 16th pay voucher; 18th pay vouchers; and 42nd pay voucher, telegram, 1865
    Box   2 F   3
    U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment, 44th, final statements, Head Quarter’s correspondence, letter, and pay vouchers, 1864-1865
    Box   2 F   4
    U.S. Infantry Regiment, 1st, pay vouchers, Paymaster correspondence, Provost Marshal’s Office information, 1863-1865
    Box   2 F   5
    Illinois Regiments [variety of units], 1st pay voucher; 3rd pay voucher; 16th final statement with pay voucher; Head Quarter’s (HQ) Department of Cumberland correspondence, pay voucher; and 18th HQ’s Department of Tennessee correspondence, pay voucher, 1863-1865
    Box   2 F   6
    Illinois Regiments [variety of units], Illinois Regiments [variety of units], 27th pay voucher; 28th final statement, pay voucher; 38th pay voucher; 42nd Assistant QuarterMaster (QM)’s Office correspondence; 45th final statement, Paymaster’s Correspondence; 50th final statement, pay voucher; 75th declaration of recruit; 83rd final statement, pay voucher; 88th pay voucher; 100th pay voucher; 102nd pay voucher; and 123rd final statement, pay voucher, 1863-1865
    Box   2 F   7
    Indiana Regiments [variety of units], 8th pay voucher; 10th final statement, HQ’s Department of Cumberland pay voucher; 15th Paymaster Correspondence; 44th certificate of discharge (voucher), final statement; 53rd certificate of discharge, final statement; 58th HQ’s correspondence; 68th pay voucher; and 88th pay voucher, 1862-1865
    Box   2 F   8
    Kansas Cavalry Regiment, 7th certificate of discharge, final statements, and Paymaster correspondence, 1863-1864
    Box   2 F   9
    Kentucky Regiments [a variety], 6th pay voucher; 21st pay voucher, 1864-1865
    Box   2 F   10
    Michigan Engineers and Mechanics Regiment, 1st, Assistant QM office travel vouchers; final statement; HQ Dept. of the Cumberland correspondence; letters of rank reduction; pay orders; ordnance office correspondence; pay rolls; pay stoppage orders; pay voucher; Paymaster General Office and QM’s Dept. correspondence; and volunteer enlistment record, 1862-1865
    Box   2 F   11
    Michigan Infantry Regiment, 7th, account of clothing; and report of losses of Company E (Men missing and dead), 1863
    Box   2 F   12
    Michigan Infantry Regiment, 13th, final statement; pay voucher; and volunteer enlistment certificate, 1863-1865, undated
    Box   2 F   13
    Michigan Infantry Regiment, 21st, final statements; HQ Office and HQ Department of the Cumberland correspondence; lists of men discharged, killed, died in hospital, and deserters; pay vouchers; and stoppage orders, 1864-1865
    Box   2 F   14
    Michigan Infantry Regiment, 22nd, Adjutant General’s Office charge of desertion removal; HQ’s and Paymaster’s correspondence; and pay voucher, 1864-1865
    Box   2 F   15
    Missouri Engineers, Regiment, 1st, HQ Paymaster Correspondence; and pay voucher, 1864-1865
    Box   2 F   16
    Missouri Infantry Regiments, 21st HQ Memphis Correspondence; and 26th pay voucher, 1863-1864
    Box   2 F   17
    Ohio Cavalry Regiment, 4th, final statement; HQ Correspondence; and pay vouchers, 1863-1864
    Box   2 F   18
    Ohio regiments, Cavalry Regiment; 5th HQ Memphis, Correspondence; Infantry Regiment; and 114th final statement, 1863
    Box   2 F   19
    Ohio Infantry Regiment 18th, final statement; letter; pay voucher; and pay stoppage order, 1864
    Box   2 F   20
    Ohio regiments [variety of units], 4th pay voucher; 11th pay voucher; 18th sentence of court martial correspondence; 19th declaration of recruit; 24th Infantry letter of pay restoration; 75th final statement; 79th final statement and pay voucher; 89th pay voucher; 90th pay voucher; and 121st pay voucher, 1864-1865
    Box   2 F   21
    Various units, U.S. Artillery Regiment, 5th ordnance Correspondence; Iowa Infantry Regiment, 7th final statement and pay voucher; and New York Infantry Regiment, 102nd pay voucher, 1864-1865
    Box   2 F   22
    Wisconsin Infantry Regiments, 10th pay voucher; 12th petitions re: pay; and 22nd final statement, pay voucher, 1864-1865
    F   1  
    Oversized folders on shelf with box, Account Current, Disbursements Under Official Bond, 1863-1864
    F   2  
    Oversized folders on shelf with box, Paymasters Return Table of Bounties and Premiums, 1865
    F   3  
    Oversized folders on shelf with box, Return by Paymasters and Disbursing Officers of the United States, 1862
    F   1  
    Oversized folder #1 in Drawer 1.04, 1st U.S. Infantry, Muster Rolls, undated
    F   2  
    Oversized folder #2 in Drawer 1.04, U.S. Colored Infantry, 14th Regiment, Muster Rolls, undated
    F   3  
    Oversized folder #3 in Drawer 1.04, U.S. Colored Infantry, 18th Regiment, Muster Rolls, undated
    F   4  
    Oversized folder #4 in Drawer 1.04, U.S. Colored Infantry, 44th Regiment, Muster Rolls, undated
    F   5  
    Oversized folder #5 in Drawer 1.05, Illinois 3rd Regiment, Muster Rolls, 1863
    F   6  
    Oversized folder #6 in Drawer 1.05, Various Illinois Regiments (21st, 27th, 38th, 75th, 88th, 102nd, 113th, 115th), Muster Rolls, 1861-1863
    F   7  
    Oversized folder #7 in Drawer 1.05, Illinois 28th Regiment, Muster Rolls, 1863-1865
    F   8  
    Oversized folder #8 in Drawer 1.05, Illinois 32nd Regiment, Muster Rolls, 1863
    F   9  
    Oversized folder #9 in Drawer 1.05, Illinois 45th Regiment, Muster Rolls, 1863
    F   10  
    Oversized folder #10 in Drawer 1.05, Illinois 76th Regiment, Muster Rolls, 1861-1863
    F   11  
    Oversized folder #11 in Drawer 1.05, Illinois 120th Regiment, Muster Rolls, 1862-1863
    F   12  
    Oversized folder #12 in Drawer 1.05, Illinois 123rd Regiment, Muster Rolls, 1864
    F   13  
    Oversized folder #13 in Drawer 1.06, Various Indiana regiments, Muster-out Roll of James Newby, 30th Regiment; Muster-out Roll of Joseph Webster, 88th Regiment; Muster-out Roll of Joseph Webster, 88th Regiment, Muster-out roll of unidentified soldiers, 70th and 44th Regiments, Indiana, undated
    F   14  
    Oversized folder #14 in Drawer 1.06, Indiana 53rd Regiment, Muster roll, 12 pages, undated
    F   15  
    Oversized folder #15 in Drawer 1.06, Indiana 58th Regiment, Muster roll, 10 pages, undated
    F   16  
    Oversized folder #16 in Drawer 1.06, Indiana 83rd Regiment, Muster roll, 10 pages, undated
    F   17  
    Oversized folder #17 in Drawer 1.06, Kansas 7th Regiment, Muster roll, Muster-in, Muster-out, undated
    F   18  
    Oversized folder #18 in Drawer 1.06, Kentucky 3rd Regiment, Muster roll, undated
    F   19  
    Oversized folder #19 in Drawer 1.07, Michigan 1st Regiment, Muster rolls, Lists of men, Advance month’s pay lists, undated
    F   20  
    Oversized folder #20 in Drawer 1.07, Various Michigan Regiments, Vouchers for food, pay, clothing for servants (19th, 10th, 9th regiments), Muster rolls (2nd and 3rd regiments), undated
    F   21  
    Oversized folder #21 in Drawer 1.07, Michigan 7th Regiment, Return of Captain S.N. Smith, Return of men, Muster rolls, Muster-out rolls, undated
    F   22  
    Oversized folder #22 in Drawer 1.07, Michigan 13th Regiment, Muster-out rolls, 1863; Pay roll (advance), Muster Roll, 1864, 1863-1864
    F   23  
    Oversized folder #23 in Drawer 1.07, Michigan 21st Regiment, Muster Roll, 1864, 1864
    F   24  
    Oversized folder #24 in Drawer 1.07, Michigan 22nd Regiment, Muster-out Roll and Muster rolls, 1864
    F   25  
    Oversized folder #25 in Drawer 1.07, Missouri 1st Regiment, Muster Roll, 1865; Voucher for servant's supplies, undated, 1865, undated
    F   26  
    Oversized folder #26 in Drawer 1.07, Missouri 21st Regiment, Muster-out Roll, 1862; Muster rolls, undated, 1862, undated
    F   27  
    Oversized folder #27 in Drawer 1.08, Various Ohio Regiments, Muster-out rolls (1st, 1864; 17th, 1864; 90th, 1865; 125th, 1864; 94th, 1864; 6th, 1864); Muster roll 3rd Battery, 1863, 1863-1865
    F   28  
    Oversized folder #28 in Drawer 1.08, Ohio 4th Regiment, Muster-out roll and Muster roll, 1864
    F   29  
    Oversized folder #29 in Drawer 1.08, Ohio 5th Regiment, Muster rolls, 1863
    F   30  
    Oversized folder #30 in Drawer 1.08, Ohio 18th Regiment, Muster roll, 1864
    F   31  
    Oversized folder #31 in Drawer 1.08, Ohio 114th Regiment, Muster roll, 1863
    F   32  
    Oversized folder #32 in Drawer 1.08, Pioneer Brigade: 1st Battalion, Muster roll, 1864
    F   33  
    Oversized folder #33 in Drawer 1.08, Pioneer Brigade: 2nd Battalion, Muster roll, 1864
    F   34  
    Oversized folder #34 in Drawer 1.08, Various Detachments, Muster rolls: Pioneer Brigade: Army of the Cumberland, 1864; Second Brigade, Calvary Division, 16th Regiment Army Corps, 1863; Detachment in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1864; Company B, 3rd section Pontooniers English Troops, 1864; Company D, 1st Section of Pontooniers, 1864; Pioneer Company, 2nd Division 15th Section of Pontooniers Army Corps, 1863; Arsenal and Staff, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division 75th Army Corps, 1863; Brig. Gen. Morgan S. Smith and Staff and Enlisted Men, 1863; Lieutenant J. W. Armstrong’s detachment of men on duty in the Ordnance Department, 1863; Detachment at Headquarters, 16th Army Corp, 1863; Field and Staff, Engineer Brigade, Department of the Cumberland, 1864; Hospital of Stearnes City of Memphis Mississippi River, 1863, 1863-1864
    F   35  
    Oversized folder #35 in Drawer 1.08, Various States, Muster-in roll, 2nd Cavalry, New Jersey, 1863; Muster-in roll, 2nd Regiment, New Jersey Calvary, 1863; Muster-out roll, 9th Regiment of Tennessee Calvary; Muster-out roll, 20th Regiment, Connecticut, 1863, 1863, undated
    F   36  
    Oversized folder #36 in Drawer 1.08, Wisconsin 12th Regiment, Muster roll, Infantry, 1863; Muster-out roll, Staff Officer, 21st, 1864; Revokement of pay, Company E, 1863; Revokement of pay, Company C, 1863; Muster rolls, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, 1863, 1863-1864