91st PA--special orders received, June to Dec 1863

Special orders received

[I have proofread this transcription]
[This consists in 4 manuscript pages, numbered 25 through 28. On manuscript page 27, the lines between number 49 (6 October 1863) and 59 (16 December 1863) are blank; manuscript page 28 ends with order 63, 25 December 1863.]
[source: NARA, RG 94, regimental letter, order, guard report, and furlough book]

Special Orders Received
When Received Department Date and Purport of Order
  August 12th 63
1
Brig. Hd. Qr. Head Quarters Inspector Genls Dept Army of the Potomac
Calling the attention to unnecessary loss of public property
  June 22nd /63
2
Brig. Hd. Qr. Head Quarters 2nd Div 5th Corps near Aldie June 21st /63
Assigning Surg. Knight as Surg. in Chief of Brigade and asst. Surg. W. G. Kier as recorder in Div Hospital in the event of an Engagement
  June 24th /63
3
Brig. Hd. Qr Head Quarters Army of the Potomac near Fairfax Court House June 24th /63
Court-Martial of [crossed out words: Lieut Col. D. T. Jenkins 146th N.Y. Vols and] Lieut. Jas. K. P. Hunter [?] 155th Pa Vols
[Colonel David T Jenkins of the 146th NY was killed in action at the Battle of the Wilderness VA on 5 May 1864; First Lieutenant James K P Hunter of the 155th PA was dismissed on 24 June 1863 (Official Army Register)]
  July 5th /63
4
Brig. Hd. Qr Hd. Qr. 5th Army Corps near Ballingers Creek June 28th /63
Discharge of Sergt [William] Carpenter, [Joseph] Jones, & [Theodore] Snyder to enable them to accept commissions in the Volunteer Service
[Sinex requested their discharge in a letter dated 18 June 1863.]
  July 29nt 1863
5
Brig. Head. Qr. Head Quarters 3rd Brig. 2nd Div 5th Corps July 29 /63
Order to transfer Regt. Wagons to Brigade Quarter Master
  July 29nt 1863
6
Brig. Hd. Qr Head Quarters 5th Corps Near Warrenton July 29nt /63
Directing 2 Lt. [Edward] Maguigan to Report to Dr R O Abbott Washington for med. treatment [?]
  August 2nd 1863
7
Brig Hd. Qr. Head Qr 2nd Div 5th Corps (Office Surg in Chief) Aug 2nd 1863
Relieving Surg. [Isaac] Knight from duty as Surg in Chief on account of disability
  August 4th 1863
8
Brig. Hd. Qr. Head Quarters Army of the Potomac Aug. 4th 1863
Directing Surg Knight to report to Washington for medical treatment
  August 11nt 1863
9
Brig. Hd. Qr. Hd. Qr. Army of the Potomac Aug 9nt 1863
Assigning Capt Pierce as Asst. Chief Qr. Mr of this Army & Capt Rusling [?] as inspector of the Qr. Mr. Dept. of this Army
  August 12th /63
10
Brig. Hd. Qr. 3rd Brig. Hd. Qr 2nd Div 5th Corps Camp near Beverly Ford Va August 12th 1863
Orders for duties and Exercises in Camp
  August 2nd /63
11
Brig. Hd. Qr. Hd. Qr. 2nd Division 5th Army Corps Aug 2nd /63
Assigning Surg. H. C. Dean 140th N.Y. Vols as surg in chief of the 3 Brig
Henry C Dean was appointed surgeon of the 140th NY on 9 April 1863, and was mustered out with his regiment on 3 June 1865 (Official Army Register)]
  August 14nt /63
12
Brig. Hd. Qr. Head Quarters 3rd Brig. 2nd Div. 5th Corps Aug 14nt /63
Relative to the re-organizing of the Pioneer Corps
  August 16nt /63
13
" " " Head Quarters 3rd Brig. 2nd Div. 5th Corps Aug 16 [?]/63
Ordering the provost guard to report to their Respective Regts Except those of 91 [?]
  August 19nt /63
14
" " " Head Quarters 3rd Brigade 2nd Div 5th Corps Aug 19 [?] /63
Detail of Lieut J. S. Lowry as Brig. Provost Marshall
[First Lieutenant J. S. Lowery (146th NY) was discharged on 13 January 1865 (Official Army Register)]
  August 22nd /63
15
" " " Hd. Qr. Army of the Potomac Aug 21st 1863
Relative to order being regarded as invalid unless emanating from authority superior to the Major Genl. Commdg.
[illegible word, ending -st] August 24th /63
16
" " " Adjt. Genl. Office Washington Aug 19nt 1863
Leave of Absence to Lieut [Edward] Maguigan for 20 days
  August 26th /63
17
" " " Hd Qrs Army of the Potomac Aug 24th 1863
Relative to sutlers supplying the wants of officers
  August 26th /63
18
" " " Hd Qrs Army of the Potomac Aug 24th 1863
Relative to regularly appointed Sutlers and no more to be appointed
  August 28th /63
19
Adjt. Genls Hd Qrs 3rd Brig 2nd Div 5th Corps August 28th 1863
Changing the times of Signals
  August 28th /63
20
" " Hd Qrs Army of the Potomac August 25th 1863
Instructions relative to the disposition to be made of drafted men
  Sept 5th /63
21
" " Head Quarters 3rd Brig. Aug [sic] 5th 1863
Detail of Picket Guard
['Sept' in the date received seems to be written over 'Aug']
[lt Shipley led a picket detail that day, but did not report to the acting assistant adjutant general when he arrived; see letter, Sinex to Marvin]
  Sept 4th /63
22
" " Hd. Qrs. 3rd Brig. 2nd Div 5th Corps Sept 4th /63
Modification of S.O. No 85 relating to Calls &es [?]
  September 3rd /63
23
" " Hd. Qr. Army of the Potomac Sept 3rd 1863
Relative to Adams Express establishing Office at Warrenton and Bealton
  September 8th /63
24
" " Head Qrs. 3rd Brig. 2nd Div. 5th Corps Sept 8th /63
Relative to Pack Mules being transferred and the men in charge [re]turning to their Respective Companies
brigade hq issued order about sutlers
  September 4th /63
25
" " Head Qrs. Army of the Potomac Sept 3rd 1863
Leave of absence to Lieut Henry Francis
  September 3rd /63
26
" " Hd. Qrs. 3rd Brig. 2nd Div. 5th Corps Sept 3rd /63
Detail of men for Ambulance Corps
[see letter, Sinex to Marvin and special order 70, HQ 91st PA, both dated 3 Sep 63]
  September 5th /63
27
" " Hd. Qr. Army of the Potomac Aug 30th /63
Discharge of Col Cain 155th Reg. Pa. Vols
[Colonel John H Cain (155th PA) resigned on 30 August 1863 (Official Army Register)]
  September 2nd /63
28
" " Hd. Qrs. 3rd Brig 2nd Div 5th Corps Sept 2nd /63
Relative to Buell [?] acting Purveyor for Brig.
  August 31st /63
29
" " Hd. Qr. 3rd Brig 2nd Div. 5th Corps Aug 24th /63
Relative to Sutlers
  September 4th /63
30
" " Hd. Qrs of the Army Wash. Aug 20th /63
Discharge of Private Charles Roberts Co "G"
[Roberts had been detailed in the quartermaster's office in Washington, and was still there in June 1863.]
  September 10th /63
31
" " Head Quarters 3rd Brig 2nd Div 5th Corps Sept
Relative to the recitation in tactics by Regt Commanders to Brig. Com.
  September 8th /63
32
" " Head Quarters 3rd Brig 2nd Div 5th Corps Sept 8 /[63]
Changing the hours of Signals
  September 12th /63
33
" Head Quarters Army of Potomac Septbr 12th
Relative to transferring Enlisted men to the Signal Corps [illegible initials]
  September 12th /63
34
" " Hd Qrs 5th Army Corps Sept 11 /63
Relative to transferring Enlisted Men to Invalid Corps
  September 12th /63
35
" " Hd Qurs. 5th Army Corps Sept 11 /63
Relative to Discipline in 155th P.V.
  September 14 /63
36
" " War Department A.G.O. Washington Sept [illegible]
Dismissing Capt Lasker & Lt Ritzheimer 146th N.Y. Vols
[First Lieutenant C E Lasher (146th NY) was discharged on 10 September 1863; Second Lieutenant Lawrence Ritzheimer (146th NY) was dismissed on 10 September 1863 (Official Army Register)]
  September 14th /63
37
" " Hd. Qrs. 3 Brig 2nd Div 5th Corps Sept 14th /[63]
Relative to Monthly Inspections being made by A.A.I.G[en]
  September 15th /63
38
" " Hd. Qrs. 3rd Brig 2nd Div 5th Corps Sept 15th
Detail of Surgeons in case of a Battle
  September 22 /63
39
Adjt. Genls Hd Qrs. Army of Potomac Sept 21/63
Directing Lt. B. J. Tayman to report to Dr. Abbott Washington for treatment
  September 25 /63
40
" " Hd Qrs 3rd Brig 2nd Div 5th Corps Sept. 25 /1863
Transferring Enlisted Men on Detached Service from Brig Hd Qrs to Div Hd Qrs.
  September 26th /63
41
" " Hd Qrs 2nd Div 5th Corps September 25th 1863
Assigning Capt D. B. McHibben & Lieut G. L. Choissy on the staff of Gen Ayres
  September 26th /63
42
" " War Department Adjt Genls Office Washington Sep 23rd 1863
Discharging Capt Bowman from U.S. Service for dis. & absence without leave
  September 27th 63
43
" " Hd Qrs 3rd Brig 2nd Div 5th Corps Sept 27th 1863
Detailing a Hospital Attendant to report to Asst. Surg. Lord 2nd Div. Hos
  September 27th 1863
44
" " Hd Qrs 3rd Brig 2nd Div 5th Corps Sept 27th 1863
Changing hours of Signals
  September 29th 1863
45
" " Hd Qrs. 2nd Div 5th Corps Sept 29th 1863
Appointing Gen. Court Martial
  October 3rd 1863
46
" " Hd Qrs. Army of Potomac October 2nd 1863
Granting leave of Absence to Lieut John G. Brass 91st P.V.
  October 3rd 1863
47
" " Hd. Qrs. 5th Army Corps Oct 3rd 1863
Appointing 1st Lieut. Charles A. Hartwell 11th N.J. Inf. asst Com of Musters 2 Div 5th Corps
  October 5th 1863
48
" " Hd Qrs Military District Washington Sept 22 /63
Relieving Private Daniel Doster from duty at these Hd Qrs.
  October 6th 1863
49
" " Hd Qrs Army of Potomac Oct 5 /63
Relative to Enlisted & drafted men of certain States joining Vol. [illegible word; possibly 'Batteries']
[several blank lines follow]
  Dec 16 /63
59
" " Hd Qrs 5th Corps Dec 14th 1863
Leave of Absence for Lt [Howard] Shipley
  Dec 22d /63
60
A.A.G. Head Quarters Army of Potomac Dec 21 /[63]
Relative to reenlisting as Veteran Volunteers
[see special order 329, HQ Army of the Potomac, 21 Dec 63]
  Dec. 23 /63
61
" " " Head Quarters Army of Potomac Dec 22 /63
Relative to Supernumary Officers in Regt Enlisting as Veteran Vols
[Sinex replied on 23 Dec in a letter, referring to special order 330 Army of the Potomac]
  Dec 25 /63
62
" " " Hd Quarters 5th Army Corps Dec 24 /63
Revoking Par 2. Sp. Order 267 [?] 5th Corps relative to Capt [Horace] Faust
  Dec 25 /63
63
" " " Hd Qrs Army of Potomac Dec 23rd 1863
Calling Attention to Sp. Order 329 [?] Army of Potomac

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