Union General Order No. 192, December 24, 1862

Description
This Union General Order No. 192, with address Camp near Falmouth, Va., was probably printed on a portable press in the field. It was prepared for Asst. Adj. Gen. Lewis Richmond of the Union Army of the Potomac in December 1862 and issued by command of Major General Burnside to Major Wood of the 17th Infantry of the Army of the Potomac and Captain Welton of the 19th Infantry of the Army of the Potomac.
The prospectus for the Cooley Press lists Major General Burnside as having purchased a Cooley press by July 1862. Both Union and Confederate general orders were printed using similar type fonts and formats.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
military order
paper (sheet)
sheet (paper)
Object Type
Letterpress
date made
1862-12-24
printer
Army of the Potomac
author
Richmond, Lewis
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21.7 cm x 13.9 cm; 8 9/16 in x 5 1/2 in
made in army camp
United States: Virginia, Falmouth
ID Number
2007.0186.01
accession number
2007.0186
catalog number
2007.0186.01
subject
Civil War
Printing
Civil War
related event
Civil War
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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