Seeking more information on a post-Civil War Travel pay receipt

Hello!  I am trying to see how I can get more information on my great great grandfather, Frederick Voitle (24 June 1833 – 28 January 1909) I have come across a copy of a travel pay receipt of some sort. Now this is date July 25, 1865, so this would have technically been from right after the end of the Civil War. How can I get more info about this? It lists just his name, with no rank or other identification. Was he in the military, or maybe just some sort of civilian contractor or the sort from that era? Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions.   I should note that it seems the spelling of the last name varied some over time. Voitel early on and the Voitle later in his life.
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    Thank you for posting your question to the History Hub!

    There may not be sufficient information here to determine the specific nature or purpose of this particular travel voucher. We checked the Records of the Adjutant General's Office (Record Group 94) but were unable to identify any specific military service for Frederick Voitle, so we are unable to connect it to a military purpose (such as travel to return home or to rejoin a unit in the field). We also checked the Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General (Record Group 92) but were unable to find information on any contractors (businesses or individuals) named Voitle. It also seems unlikely that the voucher would have anything to do with the movement of supplies since it was issued by the Provost March General's Office (the military police of that era). It may help if you can provide additional information on where you found the record. If you are able to do so, you may want to contact the Archives 1 Reference Branch (RR1R) for further assistance. You can reach them directly at archives1reference@nara.gov. Otherwise, the document just seems so random in nature that it may be impossible to determine it's specific purpose.

    We regret that we are unable to shed any additional light on the meaning of the record without knowing more information.

    Sincerely,

    Archives 1 Reference Branch
    [RR1R-24-40350-JD]

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    Thank you for posting your question to the History Hub!

    There may not be sufficient information here to determine the specific nature or purpose of this particular travel voucher. We checked the Records of the Adjutant General's Office (Record Group 94) but were unable to identify any specific military service for Frederick Voitle, so we are unable to connect it to a military purpose (such as travel to return home or to rejoin a unit in the field). We also checked the Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General (Record Group 92) but were unable to find information on any contractors (businesses or individuals) named Voitle. It also seems unlikely that the voucher would have anything to do with the movement of supplies since it was issued by the Provost March General's Office (the military police of that era). It may help if you can provide additional information on where you found the record. If you are able to do so, you may want to contact the Archives 1 Reference Branch (RR1R) for further assistance. You can reach them directly at archives1reference@nara.gov. Otherwise, the document just seems so random in nature that it may be impossible to determine it's specific purpose.

    We regret that we are unable to shed any additional light on the meaning of the record without knowing more information.

    Sincerely,

    Archives 1 Reference Branch
    [RR1R-24-40350-JD]

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