1870 General George G. Meade Army Orders Signed by Son & Aide, George G. Meade, Jr.

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1870 General George G. Meade Army Orders Signed by Son & Aide, George G. Meade, Jr.

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Item No. SQ1270611

Offered here is an interesting post-Civil War document issued by Major General George G. Meade and signed by his son and aide-de-camp, George G. Meade, Jr. Special Orders No. 57 concerned furnishing transportation back to his post for a soldier home on furlough. It reads:

Headquarters, Military Division of the Atlantic
Philadelphia, Penna., September 17, 1870

Special Order,
No. 57.

Pursuant to authority, contained in War Department General Orders, No. 8, series of 1867, the Quartermaster's Department will furnish Private William Kane, Company "E," 18th U.S. Infantry, on furlough, without means to return to his proper station, transportation from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Barnett, Warren county, Georgia.

The amount paid for his transportation will be noted on his furlough and his company commander duly informed.

By Command of Major General Meade,
R. C. Drum
Assistant Adjutant General

Official:
Geo. Meade
Aid-de-Camp

The order appears on a 7 1/4" x 9 1/4" sheet that shows evidence on its left margin of having been removed from a book or binder. Little wear to edges or corners. Excellent signature of George Meade, Jr., who served as a staff officer to his father.

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