Requisitioning and Hoarding Supplies
Original Author: John Robert Jones
Created: October 13, 1862
Medium: Handwritten letter
Publisher: The Museum of the Confederacy

Requisitioning and Hoarding Supplies

In this letter, dated October 13, 1862, the Confederate general John Robert Jones requests clarification from Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's headquarters, then in the Shenandoah Valley, on the matter of requisitioning supplies from civilians. Jones asks whether the army is authorized to take supplies and pay for them "when citizens are known to have more of any article, such as salt, shoes etc, than is needed for their own use and is kept for speculation."