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Clark, Rufus H. (fl. 1862-1863) [Special orders no. 50 regarding the honorable discharge of Joseph C. Oliver]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08474.01 Author/Creator: Clark, Rufus H. (fl. 1862-1863) Place Written: New Orleans, Louisiana Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 February 1863 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Signed by Clark as Adjutant, Third Regiment Louisiana Native Guards. States that Oliver, Captain of Company E, Third Regiment of the Louisiana Native Guards was mustered into the service by Major [Grotius Reed] Giddings 26 November 1862 and has received pay. Marked as an extract and written at Headquarters Department of the Gulf.

Background Information: Giddings was a mustering and disbursing officer in New Orleans credited with mustering in the first two African American regiments raised in Louisiana.

People: Clark, Rufus H., fl. 1862-1863
Giddings, Grotius Reed, d. 1867
Oliver, Joseph C., fl. 1863

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryAfrican American TroopsAfrican American HistoryConfederate States of AmericaFreemenSoldier's Pay

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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