1864 Order - 2nd Corps Veteran Volunteers to be Furloughed Immediately - Culpeper, Virginia

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1864 Order - 2nd Corps Veteran Volunteers to be Furloughed Immediately - Culpeper, Virginia

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Offered here is an interesting 1864 circular from the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac's 2nd Corps. Written by Francis A. Walker, an adjutant on General Winfield Scott Hancock's staff, the circular concerns furloughs for men who had reenlisted as veteran volunteers. The circular is addressed to the adjutant generals of the 4th Division (Mott's) and that division's 1st Brigade (McAllister's). It reads, in full:

Head Quarters 2d Army Corps
Coles Hill, Culpeper County, Va.
April 1 1864.
Circular.
All Veteran Volunteers who have not received the furlough to which they were entitled by the conditions of their reenlistments will be furloughed at once. Commanding Officers will see that applications are immediately forwarded in all such cases.
By Command of Maj. Gen'l Hancock
(s'd) Francis A. Walker.
Asst Adj't Gen'l.
Head Quarters 4th Div. 2d Corps.
April 1 1864.
"Official"
(s'd) J. Johnson
Lieut & A.A.A.G.
Head Quarters 1st Brig. 4th Div. 2d Corps.
April 2 1864
"Official"
T. H. Fisher
Lieut & A.A.A.G.

Docketed on reverse.

The circular was written upon a single 7 3/4" x 9 3/4" stationery sheet. The paper is in excellent condition. No stiffness. Very little wear to corners and edges. Left edge is a bit rough where it was removed from its other half. Creases and some very minor separation where originally folded.

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