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Rare Union Department of the Gulf "Contraband" related circular, 2pp. 4to., issued by acting Brig. Gen. N. A. M. Dudley, "Head Quarters, 5th Brigade, Department of the Gulf, Camp Williams, Aug. 29, 1862, being a circular in the hand of Brevet Brigadier General CHARLES A. R. DIMON (1841-1902), reading, in part: "In future no contrabands will be detailed for service in any Regiment or Corps except upon order…by the Gen. Com. brigade. Contrabands will be detailed for service during one day only, unless…contrary in the order. No detail will be allowed to leave the Negro Camp except in charge of a noncommissioned officer…who will be responsible for their return…order for Contrabands will specify the number and kind of tools and implements required with the detail…regiment and Corps having Contrabands in their camp without order are required to send them without delay to the Negro Camp except those employed [as] officer's servants. By order of N. A. M. Dudley, Acting Brig. Genl. C. A. R. Dimon, Lt. & A. A. A. G." Docketed on verso as being issued to the commander 4th Massachusetts Light Artillery, Captain Charles Manning. Overall near fine.
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The Department of The Gulf Issues Strict Orders For Contraband Employment.

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Minimum Bid: $150.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $437.50
Estimate: $300 - $500
Auction closed on Friday, July 24, 2020.
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