How would I find a payment made to a Civil War petition?

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I found a petition (from in the Confederate Papers Relating to Citizens or Business Firms, 1861-65) of a family member for a receipt dated April 30th,1862. It was a receipt that acknowledged by a Charles (can't read the last name) for 100 pounds of meat sold to the Confederate Army for $8.00. The receipts states that the amount is correct and just and the account has not been paid. 

The petition is made for the amount to be paid. How can I find out when the petition was made and if it was paid or not? 

I have looked all over Ancestry and Fold3 and the National Archives as well as the Soldiers & Sailors database. But I don't think I am looking in the right place. 

I am adding a link to the site where I found the petition

Thanks for the help!


in Genealogy Help by Jen Riegle G2G1 (2.0k points)

Here are links to the description of that file, the second one is very long but might suggest other possible places to search:


Hi Kathie!

Thanks for the links...I had not seen the second link you provided. However, I did a search and did not find my ancestors name - Pervis or Purvis.

Thanks for the help and I will definitely keep trying!


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