2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 21, 2020 7:02 AM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking source file(s) for War Department Special Orders

    V Hermann Newbie

      I have found an individual for whom a Special Order from the War Department was issued having him held at Hart Island NY, pending an investigation into the circumstances of his enlistment.  Then a second special order came through ordering his discharge and held pending the orders from the French Consul.  This all happened a few months prior to the end of the Civil War.  It does not appear that he was handed over to the French Consul, or they did not want him or something else happened as he went along his way and stayed in the USA. I would like to find any source material which generated these special orders, presuming it exists, but am not sure where to look. Any insight is appreciated.