1862 Letter of CSS Chicora to GEN W. W. Harllee Accounting Cost Wm B. Heriot (ALS)
Signed in Charleston by William B. Heriot is this 1862 letter to W. W. Harllee, Chief of Treasury Department, Columbia, South Carolina. It details the value of the CSS Chicora. I include an older postcard of the CSS Chicora in very good condition with the letter. William B. Heriot was; by education and long experience, an adjuster and well versed in financial matters. Hence his letter as his superiors Mr. Eason (Superintendent of the South Carolina Marine Battery Commission) and Mr. Sass (?) were unable to reply for personal reasons as explained in the letter. Letter in very good condition. Two small holes in one fold. Composed of one sheet of paper folded to make four pages each 5.5 by 6.25 inches.
William Wallace Harllee (General) https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=37307
and https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/general-w-w-harlee General Harllee also at https://finding-aids.lib.unc.edu/00467/
William Booth Heriot https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/33690109/william-booth-heriot Heriot is an old name in the Low Country of South Carolina. Here are several links showing ancestors were from Scotland and immigrated to many parts of the Low Country. There is a Heriot Street in Charleston. It is located off King Street west of several cemeteries including Magnolia Cemetery; resting place of many Confederates. William Booth Heriot had several siblings as indicated at the link. A brother; Octavius Benjamin Heriot died far from home in the Civil War. He was part of the 18th Missouri Infantry and was one of eight Confederates who died as a POW in Iowa in 1862. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/2881553/octavius-benjamin-heriot and https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/109416/keokuk-national-cemetery