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This career U.S. Army officer almost dueled with future-Confederate general P.G.T. Beauregard in 1844 when quartermaster Henshaw refused Beauregard certain supplies; he served in the Seminole War and as captain of the 7th Infantry Regiment during the Mexican War, and in 2008 his highly critical diaries of the war were published as "Recollections of the War with Mexico"; his fiery temper and prickly personality earned him a court-martial attempt in 1843, which he weathered, and others followed before he was court-martialed in1856; in 1862 Lincoln reinstated him as a captain and assistant adjutant general and he served under generals Francis P. Blair and John A. McClernand; in March 1864 he was appointed judge advocate of the Tenth Army corps with rank of major. Printed DS, 5" X 7 3/4", 6pp, Petersburg, VA, 1864 September 11. Near fine. Not a "General Order," but rather a printed "Circular" whose stated purpose was "securing greater uniformity and to correct the many defects that have arisen from inattention and a looseness of phraseology. for recording the proceedings of a General Court Martial." These six pages run through the proper forms and documents required in a proper court martial. At the conclusion it notes that this was issued "By Order of Major General D.B. Birney" and is signed at lower right in type by Assistant Adjutant General Charles H. Graves -- and it's only fitting that it's then boldly signed in full in brown ink at lower left by Henshaw above his printed title. Ironically, when Major General Quincy Adams Gillmore recommended Henshaw for this position to Secretary of War Stanton, he noted that Henshaw was "peculiarly fitted by his former experience in the Army to instruct Volunteer Officers in the duties pertaining to Court Martial"!. N° de ref. de la librería 37536

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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