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Canal to remain open - General Order 44, 1862


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CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO CANAL.

Copy of an Order Issued by the Secretary of War, General McClellan, &c.
Head-Quarters, Army of the Potomac,

October 24th, 1862.

CIRCULAR

The following General Order from the War Department is republished for the information of all concerned. The provisions of this order are still in force, and the boats of the Company will be allowed to pass through the lines of this Army, without hindrance, until otherwise directed.

By Command of Major General McClellan.

OFFICIAL:
S Williams
Assistant Adjutant General.

Jas. A. Hardee
Lieut. Col, A. D. C., Act’g. Ass’t. Adj’t. Gen’l.

GENERAL ORDERS, No. 44.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

ADJUTANT GENERAL’S OFFICE,
Washington, April 21, 1862,

All the lock-houses, boats, scows and other property belonging to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company, on the line of said canal, now held, used or occupied by the United States officers or troops, will be forthwith given up and restored to the President of the said Company. All officers of the Army will respect Alfred Spates, Esq., as President of the said Company, and are hereby prohibited from interfering in any manner with him in the management of the canal; but are directed to give such aid and assistance as is consistent with the good of the service, in keeping it in repair, and removing all restrictions which have been imposed upon the boats navigating the said canal. The President of the said Canal Company is authorized to give all passes that may be required to be used on the canal, subject to the approval of the Commander of the District.

By Order of the Secretary of War:

OFFICIAL:

L. Thomas
Adjutant General.

E. D. Townsend
Assistant Adjutant General.




ID:
wcco332

Creator:
unknown

Rights:
Public domain

Notes:
This circular was found in an envelope from Theo. Luman, Clerk Circuit Court for Allegany Co., Cumberland, Md. It was among the papers in The Box in the Basement of the Washington Street branch of the Allegany County Library.

Date:
unknown

Collection Location:
Allegany County Library

Original Size:
21 x 13 cms

Subject:
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Coverage:
Maryland, 1830-1940

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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