From the Compiled Military Service Records of Private William R. TEAGLE, Company A, 9th Mississippi Infantry: the November & December 1863 company muster roll states that Private TEAGLE owed $12.86 to the Confederate States government for a "set of accoutrements." The 9th Mississippi Infantry was part of the Army of Tennessee.
Private TEAGLE was detached from early November 1862 through February 1863 to serve as a hospital nurse at Tullahoma near Murfreesboro under a Dr. Purnell. He had returned to duty with Company A by April 30, 1863 and was present for duty until his wounding in action at Ezra Church on July 28, 1864. Evacuated to a military hospital at Macon, Georgia, he died there some three weeks later. It is not clear when he lost his "set of accouterments" in 1863 but the best opportunity would have been when detailed away to the hospital. Nine months later he appears to have been docked for lost property.
The CMSR indicates that he was paid on August 31, 1863, October 31, 1863, December 31, 1863, and February 29, 1864. Amounts of pay were not stated, so we are left to wonder when and if the $12.86 was actually deducted from his pay. I suspect that it was.
A "comutation [sic] for one year" was "drawn in kind to the amount of $23" in the September & October 1863 muster period. I believe that this means that he was given the monetary equivalent of rations that he did not draw during the four months he was detailed away to the hospital. Any thoughts or comments on that?