GENERAL ORDERS OF THE VOLUNTEER FORCE, 1864 - ID’D TO BREVET BRIGADIER ISAAC DYER [COL. 15TH MAINE INF.]

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Published by U.S. Govt. Printing Office, 1864.  Owner inscription, front eps, in ink: “Isaac Dyer” 184 pp., plus circulars & Index. In green blind-stamped buckram, 7.5 x 5”, w/ gilt spine lettering.  Exhibits slight wear at the extremities, else VG plus.

Isaac Dyer was commissioned Lieut. Col. Into Field & Staff of the 15th Maine Inf., 12/17/ 1861, and promoted regimental Col., 8/’26/1862,  then promoted Bvt. Brig. Genl., 3/13/1865. Discharged 9/13/1865. His unit, the 15th Maine, was dispatched in 1862 to the Department of the Gulf where it participated in the 1864 Red River Campaign and the Battle of Sabine Pass. Transferred east, it was present with the 18th Corp at Bermuda One Hundred. During service it lost 5 men killed and 343 by disease for a total of 348.

Solid ID’D Maine regimental collectible.  [jp]

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