Saturday, January 12, 2013

Order from the War Department

WASHINGTON, March 31. – An order from the War Department calls attention to the very great carelessness shown by many detached officers in not keeping the Adjutant General’s office advised of their movements and address, and directs the attention of officers commanding regiments, and all commanders of military departments, &c., to the subject of returns, the exceeding importance of the information derived from the reports and returns, which can in no otherwise be obtained, states the Secretary of War to reiterate the existing order upon the subject, and notify all commanding officers that these orders must in future be particularly observed.

C. Butler of Ohio has procured an order from the War Department to have our scattered dead who fell at Fort Donelson, removed to or buried within the walls of the Fort.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 5, 1862, p. 4

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