Hd Quarters Camp Gardner|
July 9th 1861|
|GEN ORD NO 24|
The Col commanding this Regiment, deems it his duty at this pe[ri]od of the march to return his thanks to the Officers and men composing the command on their general Obedience and Military disipline. Having for a Period of years been accostomed to strict military duties and disipline he deems it not inapropriate at this time to make a most favorable comparison of this command with that of veteran troops in point of Soldierlybearing general good Order, and execution of commands; making the real necescity of a Guard unnessesary Although discipline has been generaly enforced, yet, the same strictness would have been unnessary, but for a few unruly men, who have caused the Regt. to be more strictly under regulation for their misdemeaniors
The Col. Comdg trusts that a repetition of disorder on their part may never occur again; but that all may prove themselves
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Publication information: Book title: The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: April-September 1861. Volume: 2. Contributors: John Y. Simon - Editor. Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press. Place of publication: Carbondale, IL. Publication year: 1969. Page number: 62.
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