Union General Order No. 192, December 24, 1862


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.

Date Made: 1862-12-24

Printer: Army of the PotomacAuthor: Richmond, Lewis

Location: Currently not on view

Made In Army Camp: United States: Virginia, Falmouth

Related Event: Civil War

Subject: Civil War, Printing, Civil War

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2007.0186.01Accession Number: 2007.0186Catalog Number: 2007.0186.01

Object Name: military orderpaper (sheet)sheet (paper)Object Type: Letterpress

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-8cb3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1331010

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