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War of 1812 - Militia Order Book Pages - 1814-1815
Virginia, 1814. Leaves. Very Good. Leaves. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Very nice shape; light wear and toning. Disbound. Eight consecutive leaves (15 pages of text) from an order book of the 2nd Elite Corps of the Virginia Militia from September-October 1814. Most of the entries are records of courts martial (some very interesting) for offenses such as being drunk on guard, riotous conduct, beating other soldiers, and abusing (cursing) other soldiers. The sentences are equally interesting and include hard labor, standing in the stocks, and loss of whiskey rations. There are unit orders posted in the pages as well; in the most important of them, the Commander decries the behavior of the units' soldiers and inattention of its officers. One leaf (two pages) from an order book of the 2nd Virginia Militia Regiment from February 1815. One page of the leaf contains two tables; one is a chart to determine how much forage was required to feed the regiment's fourteen horses, and the other is a morning report. The other page of the leaf contains an important detailed regimental order disbanding the unit and directing disposition of its personnel and equipment.
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