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[Bound volume of War Department General Orders] CIVIL WAR

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(7 x 4 5/8 inches). Numbered 1-308, without orders numbered 109, 134, 221, 252, 254, and 256 and with a few duplicates. Contemporary sheep, with black leather spine labels. With a binding/stationer/printer's ticket from Peter O'Donnell of New Orleans. Provenance: Lieut. Eugene M. Wiswell (name in gilt on spine) The general orders issued by the War Department documenting the administration of the Union army in 1864. Most of the orders show the general nature of army administration: assignments, court martials, bounties, war violations, acts of Congress affecting the military, etc. However, this bound volume of separately-published orders includes the following: : Grant is promoted to command the armies of the United States (War Department, General Orders No. 98, March 12, 1864); Lincoln proclamation establishing marshal law in Kentucky (War Department, General Orders No. 233, July 19, 1864): announces resignation of McClellan and promotion of P.H. Sheridan to Major General (War Department, General Orders No. 282, November 14, 1864). This volume belonging to E. M. Wiswell of the 91st Illinois, who served as quartermaster in the Dept. of the Gulf during the war.
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