1853 September 12 Special Orders to Peter W. Conover


1853 September 12 Special Orders to Peter W. Conover


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


Nauvoo Legion


Daniel H. Wells
James Ferguson


Peter Wilson Conover


1853 September 12


Great Salt Lake City

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Head Quarters Nauvoo Legion
Adjutant General's Office
G. S. L. City Sept 12, 1853.

Special Orders

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 A. Smith, having been withdrawn, he is released from arrest, and will resume the command of the Utah Military District.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. Captn. Wm. Hall of the Central, and Captn. Wm. Miller of the Southern Districts of 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 these Officers to recruiting Service, will be filled by the proper election under the direction of Col. Smith.

lV. 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 Captns. Wall and Miller in the enrollment of their Companies, allowing them to receive such men as suitable for the Service.

By Order of
Lieut Genl. Dan. H. Wells
James Ferguson 

Lieutenant General

To Col. P. [W] Conover
Utah Military District

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