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Confederate States Army. Army of the Potomac,
        General Orders No. 65, 25 Oct. 1861
    A gift to the SCL Manuscripts Division announced in 2005

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Manuscript, 25 October 1861, General Orders No. 65, Head Quarters, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac, near Centreville, [in Fairfax County, Va., seven miles north of Manassas], stipulates that “All offal after butchering cattle must invariably be buried in pits, by the butcher’s connected with troops of this corps....Any violation or failure to observe this measure of police must be reported for punishment, and the delinquent forthwith arrested and confined.”

It was further ordered that “All bad roads in vicinity of any Regiments will be immediately repaired and kept in repair thereafter by that Regiment. To this end places where water collects in the roadway must be drained and arranged to shed the water hereafter.”

Issued by command of P.G.T. Beauregard (1818-1893), the orders were signed by a number of officers, among them William Frederick Nance (1836-1881), a native of Newberry and brother of James Drayton Nance (1837-1864). The Confederate States of America’s Army of the Potomac merged into the Department of Northern Virginia in October 1861.

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