Creator

Date Original

1864 March 04

Description

Order issued by Brigadier General J.M. Thayer commanding troops to cease "stealing, pillaging and burning fence rails." The order states commanders should account for what is taken so compensation may be made. If damage is not accounted for, officers' pay can be garnished as compensation. Commanders are ordered to provide detailed reports of where they camped, routes marched and property taken.

Physical Description

Document, 4.5" x 6.5"

Subjects

Civil War; War; Military; Military policy; War damage; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage

Contributor

General J.M. Thayer

Geographical Area

Fort Smith, Sebastian County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.BS.00130.033

Collection

Small manuscript collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Broadside, General Orders Number 5, Small manuscript collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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Broadside, General Orders Number 5

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