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A Group Of 4 General Orders Issued In 1873 BREVET MAJOR-GENERAL GEORGE CROOK

A Group Of 4 General Orders Issued In 1873



Publication: Headquarters Department of Arizona, 1873, Prescott

First Editions. Disbound. General Orders No. 10. Prescott, March 29,1873. Directs that public stores from old Camp Grant be moved to the new post near Mount Graham.-Signed by A. H. Nickerson, Aide-de-Camp. General Orders No. 17. Prescott, April 28, 1873. Instructs the commanding officer at each post for the proper preservation and protection of all subsistence supplies at his post. The spoilage of subsistence supplies had been a problem and required it to be addressed by the commanding officers.-Signed by John G Bourke, Aide-de-Camp. General Orders No. 26. Prescott, August 5, 1973. Describes lands that have been set apart by the President and designated as a Timber Reservation, Fort Whipple, Arizona Territory.-Signed by John G. Bourke, Aide-de-Camp. General Orders No. 35. Prescott, October 20, 1873. Major A. W. Evans is announced as Acting Assistant Inspector General of the Department.-Signed by John G. Bourke. Crook was transferred in 1871 to take command of the Headquarters Department of Arizona to resolve growing problems with hostile Apaches. A position he held until his promotion and transfer to take command of the Department of the Platte in 1875. John G. Bourke was named Aide to Crook in 1871; a position he held until 1883. Bourke wrote several ethnological studies of various Indian tribes, and was best known as the author of On The Border With Crook. A couple of small chips to the top edge of No. 17, else all are Very Good.

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