GENERAL ORDERS, No. 55.
HDQRS. MIDDLE DEPT., 8TH ARMY CORPS,
Baltimore, Md., November 2, 1863.
Paragraph I, of General Orders, No. 53,* from these headquarters, is modified so as to read as follows:
I. That all provost marshals and other military officers are to prevent all disturbance and violence at or about the polls, whether offered by such persons as above described, or by any other person or persons whomsoever.
By command of Major-General Schenck:
WM. H. CHESEBROUGH,
Lieutenant-Colonel, and Asst. Adjt. Gen.
* Of October 27.
SOURCE: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I, Volume 29, Part 2 (Serial No. 49), p. 411