33 pages, 8vo, original suede and calf (spine worn, covers rubbed, two pages soiled with some loss of text, a few blank pages lacking at the end, inner hinges strengthened). Pages are dated from 1845 through 1861.
Account book used by this unit to keep track of purchases and balances of the unit's funds. Each purchased item is listed and the total cost. Many purchased in multiple quantity also have listed the cost per item. From 1846 to 1848, B Company served in the Mexican War including time in Mexico City and Northern Mexico. After the war, the unit was stationed at various Great Plains forts including Fort Snelling in Minnesota. From 1854 to 1858, the unit was stationed at Fort Laramie. There they protected pioneers on the Oregon Trail from Indian attacks. In 1858 the unit was stationed in Salt Lake City for several months. That same year they went to Benicia Barracks in California. Company B remained in California, at various forts, through 1861.