The State of Mississippi provided printed forms so that officers could request forage for company horses from the Quartermaster. Each form was filled in with necessary information, including the number of horses or animals for which forage was requested, the name of the company and its commanding officer, the term for which the forage was needed, the daily allowance of various grains in pounds to each animal, and the total grain allowance. The form was signed by the commanding officer, once to certify the requisition, and again to acknowledge receipt of forage from the Quartermaster. These requisitions are interfiled in chronological order with the other papers of the National Period. 12 pounds of corn, 14 pounds of fodder requested by John Dunning, Quartermaster, 1st Regiment, Mississippi Minute Men, for six private horses for ten days in Colonel Ben King's Company.