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AUCTION 24

Administrivia


12.    

[ARMY ADMINISTRATION]. UNITED STATES. ARMY. GENERAL ORDERS. Group of twenty four general orders concerning the administration of the Army in Mexico. All are 12mo, disbound, and in generally good condition. All are first editions. Interesting insights into managing an army, all the way from horses to percussion caps.

[1] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, Sept. 24, 1847. General Orders 298. [1] [3, blank] pp. Signed by H.L. Scott (trimmed). With contemporary docket on second leaf verso stating it was received the day after publication by Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville (1796-1878), commander of the 6th Infantry, better known for his explorations of the far West.

Eberstadt, p. 71. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 392.

Provides for inspecting pickets and guards in Mexico City.

[2] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, October 16, 1847. General Orders 216 [changed in contemporary manuscript to 326]. [1] [3, blank] pp. Signed by H.L. Scott.

Eberstadt, p. 71. Garrett & Goodwin, pp. 292-293.

Orders tactical exercises and states that the blankets and shoes now being distributed are free, as will be a similar distribution of a second pair of shoes in December.

[3] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, November 20, 1847. General Orders 354. [1] [3, blank] pp. Signed by H.L. Scott.

Eberstadt, p. 72. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 359.

Reprints a September 29, 1847, memo from the U.S. Secretary of War concerning repayment of volunteers’ expenses, for such things as clothing or food, ordering that payments be made to the people who actually provided the supplies.

[4] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, December 7, 1847. General Orders 367. [1] [3, blank] pp. Signed by H.L. Scott.

Eberstadt, p. 72. Garrett & Goodwin, pp. 397-398.

This order concerns uniforms and states that no alternations may be made to rank insignia. Also orders that camp followers not wear badges indicating rank.

[5] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, Dec. 15, 1847. General Orders 375. Broadside.

Garrett & Goodwin, p. 399.

Provides a schedule of payments for bayonets, cartridges, and percussion caps lost or destroyed through “carelessness or neglect.”

[6] (Cirular) [sic]. Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, Dec. 15, 1847. [1] [3, blank] pp. Signed by H.L. Scott. With contemporary manuscript correction of title.

Garrett & Goodwin, p. 400.

Orders that officers who marched from Puebla be accounted for.

[7] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, January 22, 1848. General Orders 28. [1] 2-5 [1, blank] pp. With contemporary manuscript corrections.

Eberstadt, p. 74. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 403.

Sets out regulations for issuing arms and ordnance and record-keeping requirements for same.

[8] Headquarters of the Army, Mexico, January 28, 1848. General Orders 34. [1] [3, blank] pp. Signed by H.L. Scott.

Eberstadt, p. 74. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 403.

Requires that all army-owned horses entitled to a forage allowance be turned in to the quartermaster.

[9] Headquarters of the Army of Mexico, Mexico, February 24, 1848. Orders 34. [1] [3, blank] pp. Signed by Lorenzo Thomas.

Eberstadt, p. 75. Garrett & Goodwin, pp. 405-406.

Orders manufacture of regimental colors for volunteers units.

[10] Headquarters of the Army of Mexico, Mexico, April 24, 1848. Orders 75. [1] [3, blank] pp. Signed by Lorenzo Thomas.

Eberstadt, p. 76. Garrett & Goodwin, p. 410.

Orders that troops in Mexico City, San Ángel, Tacubaya, Chapultepec, and Molino del Rey be mustered and inspected on the 30th.

 

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