General Orders, No. 253 / War Department / Adjutant General's Office, / Washington, July 31, 1863. / The proceedings of the Military Commission ... Washington, D.C. War Department, 1863.

Broadside handbill, 6 7/8 x 4 3/8 inches, text in one long paragraph; signed in type "By order of the Secretary of War: / E.D. Townsend, Assistant Adjutant General." Very Good. General orders announcing the conviction of "Private George W. Johnson, Co D, 4th Regt. Delaware Volunteers" for the murder of "James Holland, a black man," and his sentence, "to be hanged by the neck until he is dead." Item #47555

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