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    Manuscript Special Orders in Ledger Book, Central States Dakota Territory, Sioux City, Iowa, circa 1860s. There are approximately one hundred interesting orders in this ledger book, starting in 1864 and ending in late 1865. Included are orders regarding preparation of the fort for the Abraham Lincoln funeral, stolen horses, and Indians. Also, as follows:

    Special order #9: 1/19/65, Sgt. Leland en route to Sprit Lake to take Private Peter Brady off Govt. train, Pvt. Brady is charged with desertion. Special order #17: 2/4/65, Lt. Rutan will take Pvt. Henry Jones from guardhouse and turn him over to commanding officer at Cherokee, Iowa. Special order #20: At request of Major Galligam, Pvt. Rolfe is hereby placed under arrest and placed in confinement until further notice. Special order #22: Capt. Dwight from time to time sell to citizen employees underclothing boots, shoes, stockings if supply on hand in his judgment will permit him to do so. Special order #40: Orders received for three companies (K,L, &M) to prepare to march at a moment's notice Fort Kearney where Capt. Courtwright has in his possession ordinance that is to be taken back to this post after equipt. fully the men for active operations in the field. (Belgian Rifles, muskets and cartridge boxes. Quoted in Legends of the Old West page 22-125 & 174.) Special order #48: Two U. S. Govt. horses located at Sac. City Corp. Woodward to proceed immediately with detail of men (Company "K") and take possession of the horses and return them without delay. Special order #52: Two prisoners arrested-desertion, to deliver to Fort Rice, D. T. Measures approximately 7.75" x 12.25"

    Condition: Good-very fine, first five or six pages had newspaper articles pasted on them, mostly removed.

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