Stores, New Orleans
7 3/4 x 9 3/4, in ink, signed by Captain Andrew Jackson McCoy.
Office Chief C.S.
New Orleans, Jany. 27, 1864
Captain Jacob Mahler,
The barque Hazeltine failed to deliver and should be charged of her Commissary Stores as follows:
36 lbs. soap 8 1/4 [$]2.97
5 [lbs] candles 23 1/2 [$] 1.18
Your obt. Servt.
Capt & C.S.
Andrew Jackson McCoy, who signed this document, was a resident of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, when he enlisted on June 3, 1861, as a 1st lieutenant, and was commissioned into the Field and Staff of the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry. He was discharged for promotion on May 20, 1863, and commissioned captain, U.S. Vols. Commissary Dept. He was promoted to the ranks of brevet major, lieutenant colonel and colonel, on March 13, 1865. He was mustered out of the service on August 3, 1865.
Jacob Mahler, the recipient of this letter, enlisted on July 21, 1862, as a captain, and was commissioned assistant quartermaster, in the U.S. Vols. Q.M. Dept. He was mustered out of service on June 29, 1865.