1853 September 1 Special Order to George A. Smith

Title

1853 September 1 Special Order to George A. Smith

Description

Instructions on filling vacancies in the Utah Military District and raising up infantry members.

Type

Correspondence
Nauvoo Legion

Sender

Daniel H. Wells
James Ferguson

Recipient

George Albert Smith

Date

1853 September 1

Location

Great Salt Lake City

Number of Pages

2

Subject

Nauvoo Legion
Military

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Head Quarters Nauvoo Legion
Adjutant Generals Office
Special Orders
Great Salt Lake City Sept 1, /53

No.

I. The charges preferred against Col. P. M. Conover by Col. Geo. A. Smith, having been withdrawn, he is released from arrest, and will resume the command of the Utah Military District.
II. The resignation of Major Nowlin is hereby accepted. An election will be held in the Battalion of which he had Command on Saturday, the 17th inst. to fill the vacancy thus made; as well as other vacancies that may occur during the election by promotion.
III. Capt. Wm. Hall of the Central and Captn. Wm. Miller of the Southern Divisions of the Utah Military District will each raise in his respective district a Company of Infantry, the officers of which will be equipped and mounted as cavalry, to serve as minute men. To each Six non-commissioned officers and privates, there will be a Wagon, and a two horse or Mule team, for the purpose of conveying the men and baggage.
The vacancies made by the transfer of those Officers to recruiting Service, will be filled by the proper elections under the direction of Col. Smith.
IV. Col. Conover will see that all the able bodied men in the District are enrolled into some Company, and ready for service, and will aid Captn. Wall and Miller in the enrollment of their Companies, allowing
them to receive such men by transfer from other Infantry Companies as
may be suitable for the Service.
By Order of

To. First Lieut Gan. H. Wells
James Ferguson
Col Geo. A.. Smith Adjutant General
Commanding
Southern Division Nauvoo Legion

Item sets

 

Head Quarters Nauvoo Legion
Adjutant Generals Office
Great Salt Lake City Sept 1, /53

Special Orders
No.

I. The charges preferred against Col. P. M. Conover by Col. Geo. A. Smith, having been withdrawn, he is released from arrest, and will resume the command of the Utah Military District.

II. The resignation of Major Nowlin is hereby accepted. An election will be held in the Battalion of which he had Command on Saturday, the 17th inst. to fill the vacancy thus made; as well as other vacancies that may occur during the election by promotion.

III. Capt. Wm. Hall of the Central and Captn. Wm. Miller of the Southern Divisions of the Utah Military District will each raise in his respective district a Company of Infantry, the officers of which will be equipped and mounted as cavalry, to serve as minute men. To each Six non-commissioned officers and privates, there will be a Wagon, and a two horse or Mule team, for the purpose of conveying the men and baggage.

The vacancies made by the transfer of those Officers to recruiting Service, will be filled by the proper elections under the direction of Col. Smith.

IV. Col. Conover will see that all the able bodied men in the District are enrolled into some Company, and ready for service, and will aid Captn. Wall and Miller in the enrollment of their Companies, allowing
them to receive such men by transfer from other Infantry Companies as may be suitable for the Service.

By Order of

First Lieut Gan. H. Wells
James Ferguson
Adjutant General

To

Col Geo. A.. Smith

Commanding
Southern Division Nauvoo Legion