C.S. Plank military records
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C.S. Plank military records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Confederate States of America. Bureau of Conscription.
Title: C.S. Plank military records
Dates: 1864
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0621

Biographical/Historical Note

While initially a volunteer army, the Army of the Confederate States of America instituted three conscription acts during the Civil War, beginning in 1862. The CSA Bureau of Conscription enlisted both conscripted men and volunteers into service.

C.S. Plank (b. ca. 1826) was from Augusta, Georgia. In 1864, at the age of 38, he was conscripted to work for the Southern Express Company for the Confederate States of America. The Southern Express Co. was established on May 1, 1861, by Alvin Adams and Henry Bradley Plant. Both Northerners, these men created the new company under the guise of it being a Southern company, as the CSA began confiscating all Northern-owned establishments in the South. The Southern Express Co., a railroad company, initially carried packages and letters between the North and South, until this practice was banned.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of detail papers issued by the Enrolling Office and Conscript Service at Augusta, Georgia, 1864. The first item is a receipt, No. 11, for Plank's detail papers as an Employee of the Southern Express Co. for 91 days; it includes a physical description of Plank. The second item is an assignment of Plank as treasurer and cashier of the Southern Express Co.

Index Terms

Confederate States of America--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
Confederate States of America. Bureau of Conscription.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Military records.
Southern Express Company.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], C.S. Plank military records, MS 621, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

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Container List

Item 1: Receipt No. 11. Enrolling Office, Richmond County, Augusta, Georgia, 1864 November 5 ( 1.0 p. )
Receipt for Plank's detail papers as an employee of the Southern Express Co. for 91 days; physical description. Printed form filled in.
Item 2: Detail paper No. 86. Headquarters Conscript Service, State of Georgia, Augusta, 1864 December 2 ( 1.0 p. )
Assignment of Plank as treasurer and cashier of the Southern Express Co. Printed form filled in.