All were individually issued to be read to the troops of a command, and most were then bound by an army printer or by the regimental adjutant clerk. The orders were since disbound so show left side edge cuts and tears in left margins. All are complete, averaging 8 x 5, with age stains, wear, a few with pen or pencil notations, Overall Fair to Good Condition. The group of 88 total orders weighs approx 1 pound.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 in the field on portable printing presses operated by soldiers. The orders were then issued to regiments, to be read aloud to the troops. 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. General Orders and other imprints.All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic and in the condition as described. NOTE: Any repair to a paper item is listed. I use only museum curator approved archival repair tape.
PLEASE READ DETAILS OF THE ITEM DESCRIPTION. I TRY TO DESCRIBE ALL ITEMS ACCURATELY.The item "CIVIL WAR GENERAL ORDER GROUP DEPT OF THE GULF NEW ORLEANS LOUISIANA" is in sale since Wednesday, May 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Documents". The seller is "99counties" and is located in Winterville, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.