Leave of Absence for John Hays II
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December 21, 1862
This order ("Special Order 96") provides Lieutenant John Hays II with six days of leave in order to "obtain officer's and regiment's property" that is stored in Washington D.C. and Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. The letter is written and signed by the Chief of Staff of the Second Corps, J. H. Taylor, which is under the command of General Edwin Vose Sumner.
Gift of Jeanette Burgyes (Mrs. E. Gardner Hays)
MC 2001.1, B8, F2