Special Order No. 314, Union Head Quarters for the Department of Virginia and North Carolina, Army of the James, October 28, 1864

Description
This Special Order of October 28, 1864, from the Headquarters of the Union Department of Virginia and North Carolina, Army of the James, was likely printed using a portable press. Its printed address, In the Field, Va. also indicates a length of time in that situation. Israel R. Sealy, signer and assistant adjutant general assigned to this unit, was responsible for the administration and, among other duties, the printing of his unit’s army records, amond other duties.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
letter
sheet (paper)
Object Type
Letterpress
relief
date made
1864-10-28
printer
Army of the James
author
Sealy, Israel R.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23.5 cm x 18.4 cm; 9 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in
made in army camp
United States: Virginia
ID Number
2007.0186.02
accession number
2007.0186
catalog number
2007.0186.02
subject
Civil War
Printing
related event
Civil War
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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