Scope and Contents: From January to June 1862, this ledger was used by the Post Hospital of Ironton, Mo., to inventory supplies, to document the soldiers who worked there, and to record financial information. The book was later used in 1866 by a doctor in Le Roy, Ill. The doctor reported on his patients' conditions and what medicines he prescribed for them. He also described the opening of Le Roy's Empire Hotel. The Library acquired the ledger in 1945.