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Title:[Military] General Orders, 1812 Jul. 8, Nashville [to] Captain John Ballinger, New Orleans / [General] J[ames] Winchester : a machine readable transcription of an image
Author:Winchester, James

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Date: July 8, 1812
Extent: 2 p
Summary:The following document is a military order of July 8, 1812, issued by James Winchester in Nashville and addressed to Captain John Ballinger in New Orleans. Winchester served as Brigadier General during the War of 1812. In this general order, Winchester commands all soldiers to resume their posts and be prepared for battle. The United States had declared war on Great Britain on June 12.
Collection:Goodman Collection

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General Orders

Nashville 8th July 1812

The crisis has arrived, When it is imperiously required that all officers and Soldiers Should be at their posts. If any therefore, are absent, on Furlough or other wise [otherwise], they will repair immediately to their duty. The officers engaged in the recruiting service, are earnestly required to employ their utmost exection [execution], for the completion of their respective corps, with all possible expedition.

The recruits are to be marched from time, to time, to the principal places of Rendezvous, in the respective Districts; in order that, they may be prepared, & ready to take the field, without delay. The attention of the officers, is particularly called to a former ordor [order], relating to Weekly Reports; its injunctions can not be dispenced [dispensed] with. Lieut. [Lieutenant] James Overton jr [junior] is appointed my Aid De Camp [Aide-de-Camp], and is to be respected and obeyed accordingly.

J [James] Winchester BGenl [Brigadier General]
United States army

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Captain John Ballinger U. [United] States army New Orleans
[added: Letter July 8th 1812 J. [James] Winchester B. Genl [Brigadier General] Nashville —]

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