State of Maine in the Civil War: Printed General Orders and an Unengrossed Soldier's Enlistment Form. General Orders No. 42 and No. 34 issued by John L. Hodson, printed on conjoined pages, 7.75" x 9.75". General Order No. 34, issued on August 20, 1862 establishes three locations to serve as "rendezvous" for the newly formed militias. General Order No. 42 is issued August 30, 1862 lists the Governors orders directing the recently drafted troops "under the President's call of August 4th" listing points of rendezvous, assigning commanding officers, pay, and other details regarding the draft. The tone is one urgency, and emphasizes speed and flexibility. Together with a blank enlistment form printed with the default month of July 1862.

    Condition: General orders had light toning, and some ink ghosting. Enlistment form has heavy wear, soiling, and creasing, with tiny tears and chips along edges.

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