1862 Army of the Potomac General Orders No. 105 - Private John Carroll, 25th New York, Pardoned by General McClellan

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1862 Army of the Potomac General Orders No. 105 - Private John Carroll, 25th New York, Pardoned by General McClellan

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Item No. 3036045

A very interesting general order dated March 20, 1862, from the Headquarters of the Army of the Potomac. Private John Carroll of the 25th New York had previously been “found guilty of lighting a fire on guard, in disobedience of positive orders, and then of falling asleep on post as a sentinel.” Major General Fitz John Porter intervened on the young man’s behalf, writing directly to General McClellan to explain that the 25th New York had been, at the time, under the command of lousy officers and lacked basic discipline. Porter further explained that the regiment was now under competent officers with the discipline of the men improved, and asked that Private Carroll be given another chance. After a lengthy discussion of the considerations, McClellan ordered the man released and returned to duty.

The order measures 4 3/4” x 7 1/4” and is in very good condition.

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