1863 Circular - Brigade Inspection - 1st New York, 3rd Michigan, 5th Michigan, 17th Maine, & 37th New York

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1863 Circular - Brigade Inspection - 1st New York, 3rd Michigan, 5th Michigan, 17th Maine, & 37th New York

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Item No. SQ5662567

This is an interesting 1863 Civil War circular issued to the regiments of a 3rd Corps brigade in the Army of the Potomac during the 1862-63 winter encampment near Falmouth, Virginia. It was written by Lieutenant Silas S. Huntley, an adjutant to Colonel Samuel B. Hayman, commander of the 3rd Brigade, 1st (Birney’s) Division, 3rd Corps. It concerned the upcoming visit by Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Burt of the 3rd Maine Volunteers. Burt would conduct thorough inspections of the brigade’s regiments, the 1st New York Volunteers3rd Michigan Volunteers5th Michigan Volunteers37th New York Volunteers, and 17th Maine Volunteers. The circular reads, in full:

Head Quarters 3rd Brigade
February 10th 1863

Circular

In accordance with directions from Division Head Quarters, Three (3) Regiments of this Command will be inspected this afternoon, by Lieut Col Burt 3rd Maine Vols, beginning punctually at 1 o’clock. The inspection will be in the following order, and on Regimental ground.

1st NY Vols
3rd Mich Vols
5th Mich Vols

The 1st NY Vols will be formed precisely at the time specified, and in Column of Companies. The other Regiments will be ready to form at a moments notice. The inspection is to be thorough, and the particular attention of Regimental Commanders is called to the condition of Arms and accoutrements.

II. The 37th N.Y. Vols and 17th Maine Vols will be inspected by the above Officer at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning, beginning with the 37th N.Y. Vols.

This inspection will not interfere with the regular Weekly Brigade Inspection, to take place tomorrow at 10 o’clock a.m.

By command of Col Hayman
S. S. Huntley
Lieut. and A.A.A.G.

t is briefly docketed on the reverse.

The circular was written upon a single 7 3/4” x 12 1/4” sheet. The paper is in very good condition with very little wear to edges and corners. Creases where originally folded, along with some slight separation at the bottom-most fold (extending about 1” from the edge on either side).

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