MG 360 - United States Army Paymaster Collection

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Scope and Content

This collection was deaccessioned and donated to the United States Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, September, 2005.

The collection contains the records of the U. S. Army paymaster, Col. John P. Brua. They include muster rolls of the field and staff of the 7th Regiment, Maine Volunteers, 1863; the 9th battery, Michigan Volunteer Artillery, 1863; field and staff officers of the 54th Regiment, New York Volunteers, 1863; field and staff officers of the 137th Regiment, New York Volunteers, 1863; companies C and G of the 154th Regiment, New York Volunteers, 1863; certificate of payment of 29th Regiment, company A, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1864; muster roll of the 66th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1864; muster roll of the field and staff officers of the 66th Ohio Veteran Volunteers, 1864; muster roll of the field and staff officers of the 28th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1864; form #8, record of payment of the 2nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry Volunteers, 1861; muster roll of company E, Independent Battery, Pennsylvania Light Artillery, 1864; muster rolls of the recruiting parties in Harrisburg, Chambersburg, Lancaster, 1866; muster of convalescents, Carlisle Barracks, 1865-66; muster of stewards, nurses, etc. Carlisle Barracks, 1865-66; laundry bills and laundresses, Carlisle Barracks, 1866; pay vouchers, 1861-1868; muster rolls of the permanent company at Carlisle Barracks, ordinance depots at Allegheny & Frankford, hospital staff, National Cemetery at Philadelphia, Sutler's roll at Carlisle Barracks, 1866-68; muster roll of the field and staff of the 47th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861; account statements of David McCormick, paymaster of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, August, 1861; and blank forms:

Listing of medicines, instruments, hospital stores from the Medical Purveyors office (2)

Abstract of Provisions form (6)

Return of Medical & Hospital Property form (4)

Abstract of Contingencies form (5)

Medical Descriptive List (3)

Background

Lieutenant-Colonel John Peter Brua was Paymaster of the Union Army in the Civil War. He was the son of a Berks County carpenter, John Peter Brua, who married Catharine Rupley of Cumberland County and moved to Harrisburg in 1792. Col. John Peter Brua's sister, Margaret, married General Simon Cameron. In later years, Col. Brua made his home with his nephew, Senator Keefer, in Cressona, Pennsylvania, where he died on May 26, 1888. Records of the U. S. Army show that he had been brevetted Lieutenant-Colonel for his faithful service during the war.

Date(s): 1861-1868

Extent: 1 carton, 8 boxes