General Orders, No. 17

Title: General Orders, No. 17
Creator: Samuel R. Curtis
Description: Maj. Gen. Samuel Curtis issued General Order No. 17 from the Headquarters of the Department of the Missouri in St. Louis on March 5, 1863. The order authorizes medical officers to employ "contraband, and other men or women of African descent" as cooks, nurses, laundresses, or servants in military hospitals. The order was signed by Assistant Adjutant General H.Z. Curtis.
Date original: March 5, 1863
Person: Samuel R Curtis
Document Type: military_document
Publication Statement: SC15-1 James J. Akard Papers, Group 2, Folder 11: General Orders No. 23-36, Department of the Missouri
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