A.P. Sperry Collection, 1409 WFCHS

Scope and Content: This collection contains a commissary ledger from the American Civil War, 1861-1865. Entries date from Sept. 25, 1862 to Oct. 31 1862 with one entry for Oct. 31, 1863 and detail supplies to troops stationed at Winchester, VA, disbursements. It also includes information on Union prisoners; hospitals; wagon trains; prisoners in jail. Entries also include forage and supplies brought from local sources. Also contained in the collection are clippings of published poetry of Alexander Sperry in the back of the ledger date from 1853 to1871 and are interspersed with announcements of his wedding to Annie M. Green of New York City before the Civil War; and poetry readings after the Civil War in Glaizeview, VA; Baltimore, MD Raleigh and Greensborough, NC,

(1 box) Last updated 06/04.

Biographical/Historical: Alexander Perry Sperry, from Greensborough, NC, was a captain in the Army of the Confederate States of America.

Cite As: A.P. Sperry Collection, 1409 WFCHS, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

Commissary ledger, kept by A. P. Sperry, September-October 1862, 40 x 25.5 cm., manuscript, leather cover

Box 2

Sperry, A.P. ?Abstract of provisions issued, 1861-1862, unnumbered leaves, manuscript on printed form; manuscript

Sperry, A.P. ?provision requisitions and receipts, 1860 and n.d., unnumbered leaves, manuscript on printed form; manuscript

Sperry, A.P. ?provision requisitions and receipts, 1861, 3 folders (mixed dates), unnumbered leaves, manuscript on printed form; manuscript

Sperry, A.P. ?provision requisitions and receipts, 1862, 2 folders (mixed dates), unnumbered leaves, manuscript on printed form; manuscript

Sperry, A.P.- requisition receipts, 1861, unnumbered leaves, manuscript on printed form; manuscript

Sperry, A.P.-requisition receipts, 1862, unnumbered leaves, manuscript on printed form; manuscript

Box 3

Provision account book kept by A.P. Sperry, 1861-1862, 1 item bound, manuscript

Provision returns, 1861, 2 folders (mixed dates), unnumbered leaves, manuscript on printed form

Provision returns, 1862, unnumbered leaves, manuscript on printed form

MapCase 5, Drawer 14

Sperry, A.P. ?Provision returns, July and August 1861, 1 leaf manuscript on printed form, encapsulated