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Letter of Transmissal

Nashville Tenn June 12, 1864

P. M. Radford.

Late 1st Lieut CO. F 1st Regt Indpt Vidette Cavalry

Transmits affidavit with final Statements of 7 men of his command who are unable to obtain their pay at the time of muster out on account of Sickness and request that they receive this pay as soon as possible.

Adjutant Generals Office Washington D.C. July 22nd 1864. Respectfully referred to the 2nd Auditor, Treasury Department, to who this communication is addressed.


Assistant Adjutant General

Recd July 25, 1864


Nashville Tenn

June 12th 1864


I have the honor to transmit herewith the "final statement", of some of my men who were not able to be present at the Pay Table on the Reg being paid off for reasons stated in my affidavit. They are poor men with families who live among the Hills in middle Tennessee where mail facilities are rare.

At their urgent request I (as their late commander) have promised to get their pay for them if possible – and hope it will not be witheld through my not knowing exactly how to proceed.

Please address any communication relating to the business to me.


Your obed serv

P M Radford

Late 1st Lieut Co "F" 1st Regt Indept Vidette Cav

Via, Adj Gen Tenn

The 2nd Auditor
Treas. Dept
Washington D.C.



I P M Radford 1st Lieut Co ‘F’ 1st Regt Indept Vidette Cavalry being duly sworn by the Judge Advocate of the District of Tenn. do hereby depose and say that the Regiment was ordered to rendezvous at Stevenson Ala to be mustered out of the U.S. service (by Maj. Gen. Thomas on the 24th day of May 1864).

That the company Tents – Arms etc – were turned over at Nashville by order – that the company waited at Stevenson in the woods outside the pickets until the 16th day of June when they were mustered out – they then waited until the 30th of June for the Paymaster when the Regt was ordered to Nashville to be paid.

That Sergt Rittenberry and Privates Asb. Smith T J Ladd W S Smith WJ Biggers Jas L. Roberts and W R Carlton from exposure to heavy rains and extreme heat were obliged to be sent home sick. Biggers having a severe gun shot wound in the shoulder said men would probably have died had they not been sent home.

That they were not present at the Pay Table at Nashville and that they have not been paid for the time specified in their respective "Final Statement".

P M Radford
Late 1st Lieut 1st Regt Vidette Cav

Sworn to and subscribed before me at Nashville Tenn this 4th day of July 1864

W C Squire
Capt of act. J Adv of Dist of Tennessee



From William R. Carlton

TO P M Radford

STATE OF Tennessee

Davidson County

Before me P L Nicholl the undersigned authority personally came William R. Carlton to me well known, and produced the within Power of Attorney, and acknowledged the signing and sealing thereof to be his own free binding act and deed for the uses, purposes, and objects therein contained and at length set forth,

Witness, Official Seal and signature at office in Nashville Tenn
this 15th day of August A.D. 1865

PL Nicholl

Clk Davidson Co. Court


Know all Men by these Presents, That

I William R. Carlton late a Private in Co F 1st Regiment Independent Vidette Cavalry have made, constituted and appointed, and by these presents do make, constitute and appoint P M Radford of Nashville Tenn true and lawful Attorney for me and in my name, place, and stead, to prosecute my claim against the Government of the United States for what ever arrears of pay or allowances that may be due me as said late private giving and granting unto my said Attorney full power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises, as fully, to all intents and purposes, as I might or could do if personally present, with full power of substitution and revocation, hereby ratifying and confirming all that my said Attorney or his substitute shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 15th day of August in the year one thousand eight hundred and Sixty Five


E W Parker

J. M. Claibourn

William R. Carlton




William R. Carlton

1st Reg’t of Indept Vidette Cav


I certify, on honor, that William R Carlton a Private of Captain Phillips Company F of the 1st Regiment of Indept Vidette Cav VOLUNTEERS, of the state of Tennessee, born in Marshall Co, State of Tennessee, aged 35 years; 6 feet 1 inches high; Dark complexion, brown eyes, Dark hair, and by occupation a Blacksmith, having joined the company on its original organization at Shelbyville Tenn and enrolled in it at the muster into the service of the United States at Shelbyville Tenn, on the 13th day of August 1863, (or was mustered in service as a recruit by Lt. Wilson, at Shelbyville, on the 27th day of August, 186_, to serve in the Regiment,) for the term of one year and having served HONESTLY and FAITHFULLY with his Company in Tennessee to the present date, is now DISCHARGED and was mustered out of the service on the 16th day of June 1864.

The said William R. Carlton was last paid by Paymaster Maj. Courtice to include the 29th day of February, 1864 and has pay due him from that time to the present date; he is entitled to pay and subsistence for TRAVELING to place of enrollment and whatever other allowances are authorized to volunteer soldiers, or militia, so discharged. He has received thirty 67/100 dollars, advanced by the United States on account of CLOTHING.

Given in Duplicate, at Stevenson Ala this 16th day of June, 1864

PM Radford 1st Lieut Co "F"

1st Regt Indept Vidette Cav

Commanding Company



Voucher No. 5

Paid February 30th, 1866

William R. Carlton

Co F 1st Indpt Vidette Cav

From 29 of February, 1864

To 16 of June, 1864

Pay……………… $31.58


Clothing ………


The United States,

To William R Carlton, discharged.

From F Company 1st Regiment of Independent Vidette Cavalry

                                                                Dollars Cents
From 29th of February, 1864 of June 1864 50 00

Being 3 months 15 days at 13.16 dollars per month,


For Clothing not drawn              12 25
                                       Amount 62 .25

Deduct for clothing withdrawn    $30.67


Received of J. W. Nicholls, Paymaster U.S. Army, the 3rd day of February. 1866 Thirty one dollars and fifty-eight cents, in full of the above account. By check NO 132 on Natl Bank of Republic Washington D.C.

(Signed in duplicate)

William R. Carlton

EW Parker
J. W. Claibourn

Adgt Genl Office

Janry 27th 1866

Respectfully returned Wm. R. Carleton, war enrolled Aug, 13 of 63 mustered into service as a Private in Co. "F" 1st Indp Vidette Cav, Augst 13th 1863 at Shelbyville Tenn, to serve one year. On the muster out Roll of said Co dated June 16th 1864, his is reported present mustered out to date June 16th 1864",

Sam. Breck

Asst. Adjt Genl



Paymaster General’s Office


Washington, D.C. Jan 24, 1866

The Adjutant General will please give a statement of the services of Wm. R. Carlton Pvt. "F" Co 1st Indpt Vidette Cav (Alabama)

Very respectfully,

J.W. Nicholls

Paymaster U.S.A.

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