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    Confederate Imprint, "Head Q'rs Wheeler's Cavalry Corps, General Orders No. 5" one page, 5.25" x 6.25", n.p., June 12, 1864, Parrish & Willingham 994. These field orders were issued while Joseph Wheeler's cavalry was busy harassing Sherman in the vicinity of Atlanta. They read, in part: "...When marching, or arriving at a fork of the road, or any point where it is possible for a command to mistake the route, the commanding officer of each regiment, will leave a courier to inform the commanding officer who follows, the road taken by the preceding troops. The courier will then rejoin his own command. This is particularly necessary during night marches...". Coarse, lightly browned Confederate paper, very fine condition. That such orders were distributed indicates that there had been some internal confusion as regards troop movements.

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    June, 2007
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