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Illinois General T.S. Bowers signed manuscript Vicksburg special order
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Illinois General T.S. Bowers signed manuscript Vicksburg special order in the hand of Henry O Harkness 45thIllinois. "Headquarters Dept of the Tennessee Rear of Vicksburg June 12, 1863. Special Order No 158, Private Joshua Kendall of Co. K 45th Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers is hereby detailed for Special Service in Quartermasters Department and will report in person without delay to the master of transportation for duty as Pilot on Steamer Silver Wave by order of Maj Gen U.S. Grant. Jno A Rawlins A.A. Gen. I certify that the above is a correct copy of the original order H.O. Harkness 2ndLt Comding Co K 45th Ills’ Vol Inft. Docketed "Headquarters Dept of the Tenn Vicksburg, Miss, July 23, 1863. Approved and furlough granted for thirty days for meritorious conduct and in consideration of this soldiers’ having volunteered his services on board the Steamers that ran the Vicksburg Batteries in April last and having ran the Batteries the Quarter Master’s Department is ordered to furnish him transportation and return by order of Maj Genl U.S. Grant.” signed T.S. Bowers Major and Acting A.A. Genl

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