A Guide to the General Orders, No. 11, 1865
Major General Gordon Granger issued General Orders No. 11 on July 22, 1865 from his Galveston Headquarters, just over a month into his command of the Department of Texas. The Orders required Texas citizens to declare and turn over to the occupying Federal Army all state-owned books, archives, and records held in their possession during the Civil War.
General Orders, No. 11, 1865, were issued by General Gordon Granger as commander of the U. S. Army’s Department of Texas and concern Texas citizens’ possession of archival material during the Reconstruction era.
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General Orders, No. 11, 1865, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s “History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project,” 2009-2011.
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