Confederate States of America. War Department. GENERAL ORDERS OF THE CONFEDERATE ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERALS OFFICE, 1861-65.
Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1962
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. T 782; v. National Archives record group 109.
General orders were used to disseminate instructions and to publish acts of Congress, presidential proclamations, results of courts-martial and military courts, rolls of honor, price schedules for supplies, lists of officers promoted, administrative changes, and notices of prisoner exchanges. The orders were intended as a guide for officers in the field regarding the established regulations and procedures of the War Department.