Broadside of "General Orders No. 72"

Broadside of "General Orders No. 72"
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June 21, 1863

These Confederate Army general orders, from General Robert E. Lee to Lieut. General Richard Ewell, are posted publicly in Carlisle and provides specific procedures for the voluntary procurement of supplies, involuntary seizure, receipt information, as well as officer clearances for such duties. “While in the enemy’s country," the document warns that "the following regulations... will be strictly observed... and any violation of them promptly and rigorously punished.”

On the reverse side, a handwritten note by Joseph A. Murray explains how he removed this broadside "from the sign post of Hannon's Tavern, Hanover street, south west side of the public square [in Carlisle], on Tuesday morning, June 30, 1863, as the Rebels, under Ewell, were leaving town, to-re-enforce Lee, at Gettysburg."

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