Document 57

Henry J. Hunt Papers Box 9 "Military Papers June – July 1863"

 

Headquarters Army of the Potomac,

June 5, 1863

GO Mem. for orders (this is crossed out)

153 X X X X X

I ((NOTE: Roman numeral I is crossed out)) 2 The following is the summer field allowance of clothing for men of mounted batteries of this army. All surplus will be turned in at the commencement of a march.

Shelter tent, 1 Blanket for each cannoneer.

1 Great Coat for each driver.

1 Jacket, 1 Blouse, 1 pr Trowsers, 3 pr Stockings.

2 pr drawers, 2 flannel shirts, 1 pair shoes or boots.

So much of this clothing as is not worn on the person will be transported by drivers on the valise saddle, by cannoneers in the knapsacks or on the foot boards.

If packed in knapsacks they will be carried by the men.

If Carried on the foot boards the articles will be closely packed or rolled and secured in a proper sack or sacks, and batteries so transporting this clothing will turn in their knapsacks.

The gunners and Chiefs of caissons will be responsible that the clothing is properly packed and secured on their respective carriage. All attempts to abuse this privilege of transporting their kits will be punished by throwing away the extra articles except the soap, towels and brushes of the men and compelling them to carry the required allowance themselves.

II ((NOTE: Roman numeral II is crossed out) 3 Commanders of batteries will be responsible for the execution of this order, and for those heretofore published respecting the loading of the carriages (See par. 8 + 9. G. O. No. 164 Oct 18, 1862. Head ??? Army of Potomac) and the commandants of artillery of corp. will by frequent inspection enforce the responsibility.

III ((NOTE: Roman numeral III is crossed out) Paulines will in no case be used as tents but they may in wet weather be used to cover harness.

X X X

 

Henry J. Hunt

Ajt. (?)

((NOTE: This signature is crossed out and the handwriting is not the same as the signature. Possible written by a clerk and the crossout and corrections (there are several) are Hunts. The X’s above and below the text were placed there by the signer most likely to prevent unauthorized additions to the text after the document was signed )).

By command of

Major Genl Hooker

S Williams

Asst. Adjt Genl