CIVIL War General Oo Howard Command Order 1864 Loudon Tennessee
General Oliver Otis Howard was given command of the 4th Army Corp after his distinguished service at the Battle of Chattanooga, November, 1863. An original General Order issued by Major General Howard at HQ 4th Army Corps, Loudon, Tennessee, April 10, 1864 announcing he has assumed command of the 4TH Army Corps, praising the service of General Gordon Granger & his men (Granger and Thomas saved the Union Army at the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia), and announces the HQ will move to Cleveland, Tennessee. Loudon, near Lenoir City on the Tennessee River near Knoxville was an historic Cherokee Indian Colonial era settlement and site of the strategic Civil War Tennessee River Bridge. The Union 4th Army Corp won renown in Nov 25, 1863 when her men disobeyed US Grant's orders, spontaneously assaulted and took Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga routing Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee, relieving the Siege of the Union Army. OO Howard again distinguished himself in the ensuing Atlanta Campaign, taking command of the Army of the Tennessee after the death of General James McPherson. 1p 8 x 5 ptd. Age stains and edge wear, Overall Good. General & Special Orders were issued to communicate commands and information to the Army. Each order, issued in writing by a command, was then printed for distribution to each unit, either at an army department headquarter or by commanders at local headquarters, sometimes in the field on portable printing presses. The orders were then issued to regiments, often to be read aloud to the troops. General Orders and other imprints.
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I TRY TO DESCRIBE ALL ITEMS ACCURATELY. General Orders were printed as issued with date & location; at the end of a year the regimental adjutant might retain them loose or simply string bind them by punching holes or cut slits in the left margin and stringing on ¼" red cloth string tape (the source of the old expression "government red tape). Sometimes an officer or HQ clerk might take a group of orders to a local print shop or bookbinder and have an accumulation bound with leather or cloth covers. Usually, American Military Orders of the 19.
Century including Civil War era were printed on an 8 x 5 sheet of quality rag paper. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Documents". The seller is "99counties" and is located in this country: US.
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