1865 post Civil War Railway Order of Transportation, Fredericksburg VA

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A Captain from the 9th Company Maine Volunteers is being transferred by railway from Hamilton to Richmond VA on company business.


Fredericksburg VA June 26th 1865
The Richmond, Fredg & Potomac R.R. will transport Capt. M.W. Long 9th Co. Maine Vols. Regiment unassigned from Hamilton – to Richmond Va
Nature of Service Company business
Signature of Officer issuing the order By order of the Quarter Master-Genl.
W.H. Lambert Capt. A.Q.M.
Lewis B Parsons Col. & Chief of Rail and River Transport
June 27 1865
I CERTIFY on honor that the RF & P RR Co has furnished transportation for the undersigned from Hamilton to Richmond in compliance with the above order



--- -- Sub Dist Rappahannock
Fredericksburg Va June 26th 1865
Special Orders
No. 91 Capt. M.W. Long 9th Co. Maine Vols. is hereby ordered to proceed to Richmond Va in business connected with his company
---Dept. will furnish transportation
By orders of
Col. E.S. Summer
Div Meade
A true Copy    (signed)
W.H. Lambert
Capt. – A.Q.M.


Pinhole. Small tears along edges. Folded horizontally. Paper toned along edges and fold. Creases.

6” x 8”


William H. Lambert Assistant Quartermaster

Malcolm W. Long: Residence Bangor ME; 30 years old. Enlisted on 1/19/1865 as a Captain. On 1/19/1865 he was commissioned into "9th" Co. ME Unassigned Infantry.He was Mustered Out on 9/5/1865 at Richmond, VA

Lewis Baldwin Parsons Jr. (1818 - 1907) was one of the last officers who was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers during the American Civil War. He had been in charge of rail and river transportation in the Department of Mississippi and in 1864 was placed in charge of all river and rail transport for the Union Army. Before the war, he had graduated from Harvard Law School and practiced law in Alton, Illinois. In 1854, he moved to St. Louis, where he became president of the Ohio and Mississippi Railway.

The Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad was a railroad connecting Richmond, Virginia, to Washington, D.C.