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Dunovant, R. G. M. (1821-?) [Call for volunteers under General Order No. 4]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05987.16 Author/Creator: Dunovant, R. G. M. (1821-?) Place Written: Charleston, South Carolina Type: Broadside Date: 27 December 1860 Pagination: 1 p. ; 35.4 x 21.6 cm. Order a Copy

Printed broadside is part of the first call of troops for the Confederacy. Dated from "Headquarters" in Charleston. Order given by Adjutant and Inspector General Dunovant to various commanders to make a call of volunteers from "their commands." These commands seem to be militia units around South Carolina. Order given a week after South Carolina passed legislation to secede from the Union. Says to organize the volunteers into companies "according to the Section referred to above." Section 2 of an unknown act is printed above this order and it describes how units are to be created. Says they are to furnish "this office" with the name of every company and a complete list of its officers, non-commissioned officers, and privates. Says if not enough volunteers appear that they are to order a draft to complete the numbers needed to organize every Corps.

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