WHY THE RIBBONS?

 

OFFICIAL RECORDS-- SERIES I--VOLUME XXIII/2 [S# 35]

Correspondence, Orders, And Returns Relating To Operations In Kentucky, Middle And

East Tennessee, North Alabama, And Southwest Virginia, From January 21 To August 10, 1863.

UNION CORRESPONDENCE. ETC.--#11


GENERAL ORDERS, No. 90.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Murfreesborough, Tenn., April 24, 1863.

   The general commanding, finding that the War Department objects to the organization of the light battalions from the rolls of honor, as contemplated by Paragraph II, General Orders, No. 19, current series, from these headquarters, directs:
   That those whose names appear on the rolls of honor remain on duty with their respective commands, and that they be distinguished, when on military duty, by wearing a red ribbon, tied in the button-hole or attached to the coat over the left breast.
   The issue of first-class arms, provided for in General Orders, No. 19, will be made as soon as practicable.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:
       C. GODDARD,
            Assistant Adjutant-General

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