After the Jacksonville-Olustee campaign, the following orders were issued:--
HEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES FORCES CAMP FINNEGEN, FLA. GENERAL ORDERS, NO. 1.
By order, GUY V. HENRY, Colonel 4Oth Massachusetts Mounted Infantry, Commanding Light Brigade
HEADQUARTERS LIGHT BRIGADE JACKSONVILLE, March 30, 1864 SPECIAL ORDERS, No. 3.
To the officers and men of the Battalion Massachusetts Cavalry.
(Signed,) GUY V. HENRY, Colonel 40th Massachusetts Mounted Infantry, Commanding Light Brigade.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, Jacksonville, March 24, 1864.
Respectfully, colonel, your obedient servant, R.M. HALL, 1st Lieutenant, 1st United States Artillery, A.A.A.G.
Camp Finnegan, Fla., February 23, 1864
I have the honor to be, very respectfully. your obedient servant,
ATHERTON H. STEVENS, Jr., Major, Commanding Battalion.
This excerpt from the book is made available here through the courtesy of Thomas Hayes, email@example.com.
Hayes is currently working on a historical reference work, "Letters of the Civil War," from the newspapers of the cities and towns of Massachusetts. He has researched the Boston Herald, Chelsea Telegraph and Pioneer, Dedham Gazette, Roxbury Gazette, Randolph Transcript, Worcester Transcript and the Malden Messenger. He says, "I have filed, by date, a little over 3,300 letters. These are from the Soldiers, Sailors, Nurses, Correspondents and Politicans. This project started out as a simple endeavor to find that one letter from my Grandfather, Walter A. Hewes, who served in the 1st Mass. Infantry and 4th Mass. Cavalry. To date, no luck, but I have about 30 more papers to research."
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