25 October 1864: “Each man will carry 10 rounds of ammunition on his person and four day full rations”

Item Description: Hand written United States Army document, containing General orders for troop movement.

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Item Citation: From Folder 1, in the Martha Vandever Papers, #1679-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Hand Written United States Army documents.

Item Transcription:

Head Quarters 5th A. Corps
Oct 25, 1864

Genl Order 
No. 51

I. The command will move at dawn on Thursday, 27th inat.(?)
Each man will carry 10 rounds of ammunition on his person and four day full rations, from 27th inat. (?) 
II. Wagon to carry 40 rounds of ammunition per man, two days forage for the horses of the mounted officers and the spring wagons allowed to the several Head Quarters One half the ambulances with all the stretchers, will be prepared to accompany the troops. No baggage on Head Quarters wagons will be allowed, but instead, such pack animals will be needs as will be necessary for carrying rations and tents of officers. All other trains & wagons, than just specified, will be sent during the night of the 26th, within the entrenchment at City Point, under the direction of the chief Quartermaster of the Army. The vehicles not sent to City Point and pack animals will not march with the troops, but remain parked by Divisions, in secund positions near their present encampment, to be sent for as occasion may require.

III. Every man on detached service, special, extra or daily duty, that can be temporarily placed in the ranks for an emergency, will be armed and equipped and sent to the ranks for his operation.

By comman of
Maj. Genl.  Warren
Fred O. Locke Aaj.  

C. E. Laittotte (?)
Leiut. Col. Aaaj.   


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