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    Col.Schriver is ordered to deliver enemy flags captured at Gettysburg

    Special Orders Nos. 183 and 185 Related to the Battle of Gettysburg issued to Colonel E. Schriver. Each manuscript order is one page, 7.75" x 9.75, from the Headquarters of the Army of the Potomac. Special Order No. 183 issued on July 8, 1863, directs Schriver to "proceed to Washington and deliver to the adjutant general of the army such of the enemy Battle Flags captured at Gettysburg, as have been sent in up to this time... By command of Major General Meade." Secretarially signed by Seth Williams.

    Together with Special Orders No. 185, dated July 10, 1865, ordering Schriver to "repair to Frederick and take charge of all the troops that may arrive at that place for the Army and see that they are properly supplied before being sent forward..." Signed by Seth Williams as Assistant Adjutant General, by command of Major General Meade.

    Condition: Both documents are very clean, with flattened file folds. The July 10 document is docketed on verso.


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