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Overview

Historical Note

Scope and Contents note

Arrangement note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Special Orders of the 5th Military District, 1870


Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

A Guide to the Special Orders of the 5th Military District, 1870



Overview

Creator: United States. Army. Dept. of Texas.
Title: Special Orders of the 5th Military District
Inclusive Dates: 1870
Abstract: The 5th Military District was the military governing body for Texas during Reconstruction. The Special Orders of the Fifth Military District contains printed copies of approximately 84 extracts as they pertain to the Texas General Land Office and other State agencies for January - April, 1870. Many of the Special Orders direct the removal of persons from public office and the appointment of others down to the county level.
Identification: LGR.5MD
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet, (1 bound volume)
Location: File Vault
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Texas General Land Office, Archives & Records

Historical Note

The Special Orders volume originated from the Adjutant General's office of the 5th Military District. The District was created during Reconstruction and was comprised of both Texas and Louisiana but by 1870 Louisiana had been readmitted into the Union leaving only Texas within.

The Acts of Reconstruction gave the district commander the ability to remove any public servant from office and replace them with any person of their choosing.

The Special Orders within the volume detail those extractions and appointments among other administrative directives.

Copies of this volume were likely sent to all State agencies as it would have been necessary for each agency be aware of personnel changes throughout the State.

A more comprehensive article about the Fifth Military District can be found at the Handbook of Texas Online.

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Scope and Contents note

This small volume of the Special Orders of the Fifth Military District contains printed copies of approximately 84 extracts as they pertain to the Texas General Land Office and other State agencies for January - April, 1870.

Many of the Special Orders direct the removal of persons from public office and the appointment of others down to the county level. Other Special Orders direct funds to State agencies or the hire of personnel.

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Arrangement note

The volume is in reverse chronological order beginning in April 1870 and ending in January 1870. There are loose pages that are not in order.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

Unrestricted access.

Conditions Governing Use note

Materials may be under copyright protection. US copyright law does allow for reproduction of materials under copyright for uses such as critique, criticism, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form.

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Index Terms

Legal documents
Legislative Documents
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
Texas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

[Short title of Document], [Date: Day-Month-Year]. Box [#], Folder [#], p. [#]. Special Orders of the 5th Military District (LGR.5MD). Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Special Orders of the 5th Military District, 1870

Oversized Box
OS 83 Special Orders of the 5th Military District Book, January 1870 - April 1870

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