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Hoyt, Albert H. (Albert Harrison) (1826-1915) [Reciept of payment for one private servant]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08474.04 Author/Creator: Hoyt, Albert H. (Albert Harrison) (1826-1915) Place Written: New Orleans, Louisiana Type: Document signed Date: 27 February 1863 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Signed by Hoyt as United States Army Paymaster. Signed by Ernest Longpre, of French Creole descent, who served as First Lieutenant, Company H, Third Regiment, Louisiana Native Guards. Longpre confirms that he received payment (possibly for the service of a servant James Johnson) from Major M. Vedder, also an army paymaster. Describes Johnson's physical characteristics. "Vedder" is written in blue crayon above docket. This document is partially printed.

People: Hoyt, Albert Harrison, 1826-1915.
Longpre, Ernest, b. ca. 1839.
Johnson, James, fl. 1863.
Vedder, M., fl. 1863.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, African American Troops, African American History, Confederate States of America, Freemen, Soldier's Pay, Servant

Sub Era: The American Civil War