Circular from Head-quarters Elmira Depot, through Brig. Gen. R. B. Van Valkenburgh, 1861 describing the rules and regulations for organizing companies in the N.Y. Volunteers.

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Head-Quarters Elmira Depot, N. Y. VOLUNTEERS. Elmira, August 6th 1861.

RULES AND REGULATIONS by the order of Brig. Gen. R. B. Van Valkenburgh, Commanding, Elmira Depot. This documents lays out the rules for organizing companies, which required 32 or more persons to be mustered into service, within the New York Volunteer Militia, at the beginning of the war. The process of application, enrollment, furnishing is described along with minors being disqualified without the “written consent of his parent, guardian or master” and standards of discipline including the barring of “intoxicating liquor” in barracks.

The document has light wear, discoloration, and creasing. It is fold-creased in thirds and has some other very light creases. Most of the staining, discoloration is on the back side which is blank. The printed text is in excellent shape.

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Weight .75 lbs