RE: [civilwarwest] Special Order No 200 5th Arkansas Infantry
- Special Orders were used, among other things, for personal issues, promotions, transfers, detachments etc. I doubt that the CS Sec War would have been issuing a special order for this, but more likely it would have been either the Adjutant and Inspector General (AIGO) or issued at a lower level, i.e., department, division, regiment, etc.As to locating the specific wording, good luck! Unless it is included in his CMSR, I doubt you will find it.
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Bill Godby
Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 11:55 AM
Subject: [civilwarwest] Special Order No 200 5th Arkansas Infantry
I was looking through a few of my records that survived the flood and while looking through my ancestors record that served in the 5th, I found reference to this Special Order No. 200. It has in his records that he was "on detached service in Arkansas by order of Sec. of War Special Order No 200". Best I can tell, this went into effect 8-10-1863. He also served in McGehee`s Regiment Arkansas Cavalry and surrendered 5-11-1865.
Anyone know what Special Order 200 was?