General Michael Vincent Sheridan and brother General Philip Sheridan of Somerset, Ohio were sons of Irish Immigrants from County Killinkerry and served from the battles of Stones River & Perryville to Opequan & Fisher Hill. Postwar Michael rose to Lt Colonel, 7th US Cavalry and served as aide to brother Phil in the Indian Wars, with Brigadier General rank in 1902. An original and scarce US Army Special Order, issued at HQ Military Division of the Missouri, Chicago, Illinois, May 17, 1876, granting an officer leave by order of General Phil Sheridan, signed by Lt Col Michael Sheridan as ADC, the reverse signed by a 9th Cavalry Captain at San Antonio, Texas. 1p 8 x 11 ptd/ink.Age stains, edge trimmed, Overall VG. 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 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. General Orders and other imprints.
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