Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
William Neel Harman Receipt Book, 1861-1863

James S. Schoff Civil War Collection

Finding aid created by
Rob S. Cox, November 1997

Summary Information
Title: William Neel Harman receipt book
Creator: Harman, William Neel
Inclusive dates: 1861-1863
Extent: 116 pages
Abstract:
The Harman receipt book consists of accounts for clothing and supplies issued by Captain William Neel Harman of Co. F, 8th Virginia Cavalry.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Donated by James S. Schoff, 1975. M-1730.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown.

Provenance:

This journal was reputedly removed from Harman's body at Gettysburg.

Preferred Citation:

William Neel Harman Receipt Book, James S. Schoff Civil War Collection, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


Biography

Harman, William Neel

Rank : Captain

Regiment : C.S.A. Virginia Cavalry Regiment, 8th. Co. F (1861-1865)

Service : 1861 August 8-1863 July?

Enlisting in the Confederate service on August 8, 1861, Capt. William Neel Harman spent the month of September helping to outfit and prepare his company, the Bland Rangers, for cavalry field service, a unit that was apparently designated as Co. F, 8th Virginia Cavalry, in late December.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The Harman receipt book consists of accounts for clothing and supplies issued by Capt. William Neel Harman of Co. F, 8th Virginia Cavalry. The first half of the volume contains receipts dated September 17, 1861, arranged alphabetically by recipient (presumably members of Harman's company). Most later receipts are dated December, 1861, though others are recorded as late as 1863. As much as anything, the value of the account book lies in providing (at least approximately) a muster roll for the company, and for partially documenting the quantity and costs of clothing and supplies to its soldiers.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
    • Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Cavalry Regiment, 8th.
    • Confederate States of America. Army--Supplies and stores.
    Genre Terms:
    • Account books.
    Contents List
    Container / Location Title
    Volume   1  
    William Neel Harman receipt book, 1861-1863 [series]