This Confederate States Navy document covers the period 1 January to 31 March 1865, and includes payroll information on Admiral Buchanan in the first entry. The document was captured by crewmen from stern-wheel casemate gunboat USS Cincinnati at Battery Buchanan during the surrender of Mobile, Alabama, on 12 April 1865. The document was acquired by Acting Assistant Paymaster, J. R. Carmody, US Navy, who was then serving as an officer on Cincinnati.
Portion of document showing: "Battery Buchanan, 1st Quarter, 1865."
CSN [Confederate States Navy]
Quarterly or Half Yearly Pay, Receipt, and Muster Roll of Battery Buchannan.
[Information from the first entry follows.]
Names: Franklin Buchanan; Rank: Admiral; Commencement of this settlement:
Jany 1; Expiration of pay in this settlement: March 31; Term for which paid,
Days: 90; Pay per annum or month: 6000; Amount of pay in this settlement,
dollars: 1479, cts [cents]: 44; Amount due from last quarter, dolls
[dollars]: 510, cts [cents]: 95; Total credit for pay, rations, &c., dolls
[dollars]: 1990, cts [cents]: 39; Amount Paid by Purser in Money, Dollars:
1510, cts [cents]: 95; Amount of Hospital Fund, cts [cents]: 60; Whole am't
to be deducted from pay, rations, &c., dolls [dollars] 1511, cts [cents] 55;
Balances remaining unpaid, dolls [dollars] 478, cts [cents]: 84.
Portion of back of document showing: "Confederate Muster & Pay Roll Captured at Battery Buchanan, Mobile Bay, Apr. 12th, 1865," and below John R. Carmody, A[cting] Assistant] Paymaster U.S.N., U.S. Ironclad Cincinnati."