[Milledgeville: 1862]. Broadside, 6" x 13", printed in two columns. Browned and lightly worn. The following two lines of manuscript on verso bleed through to recto: "Insert one time & forward Bill to Executive Dept." Else Very Good. Signed in type by Henry C. Wayne, "Adj. & Ins. General."
Georgia's General Assembly issued this rare Confederate Imprint pursuant to Resolution 40, which authorized the Governor to "call into the service of the State, two Regiments of Militia, to consist of two companies not exceeding one hundred men, rank and file, including the two companies now in service on the Western and Atlantic Rail Road; such amount of said force to be employed for guarding and protecting the Rail Road bridges of this State... [T]he Regiments so organized, shall be governed by and subject to, the rules and articles of war of the Confederate States..."
Our General Order specifies the troops needed, defines how they will be organized, and that they will serve until disbanded. Volunteers must be between ages 18-45, and otherwise unenrolled in the Confederate service. "As these two Regiments are auxiliary to the great objects of the Confederacy, there is no reason why perfect harmony should not exist between the State and the Confederacy in their organization." The broadside provides the precise wording of the Oath of Allegiance and the appropriate Certification.
OCLC 502281244 [1-Boston Athenaeum] [as of August 2013]. Not in Crandall. Parrish & Willingham 2885 records the series containing General Orders Nos. 2-24. Item #30394