CONFEDERATE CIRCULAR TITLED FOR ORDNANCE OFFICERS AND SERGEANTS IN THE FIELD

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Item Code: 998-333

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Three page printed document that once opened and laid flat meas. approx. 10.00 x 8.00 inches. The document header states that these instructions are issued in place of those published May 20, 1862.

The first half of the document is titled “INSTRUCTIONS TO ORDNANCE OFFICERS IN THE FIELD.” It then lists seven items.

1.) Correspondence and reports of a Chief Ordnance Officer of a Corps,

2.) “ “ “ of a Division Ordnance Officer

3.) “ “ “of a Brigade. Ordnance Officer

4.) Placement of Ordnance wagons in battle

5.) The organization and duties of Ordnance Sergeants

6.) The selecting of Ordnance Sergeants by the Ordnance Officer

7.) Ordnance wagon allotment.

The second half of the document is titled “DUTIES OF ORDNANCE SERGEANTS” and lists six items.

1.)    In relation to Ordnance Officers

2.)    Equipment responsibilities

3.)    Ordnance wagon duties

4.)    Arms repairs

5.)    What to do with arms and equipment of sick men

6.)    Duties in battle

The circular ends with the printed name of the officer issuing the instructions “J. GORGAS COL. CHF. OF ORD.” and “APPROVED G. W. RANDOLPH, SECRETARY OF WAR. JULY 1, 1862.”

Document is in nice condition with the usual light discoloration and light surface dirt from age. There are also several fold lines.  [ad]

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