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Catalog Number 2002.15.27
Object Name Orders, Military
Accession number 2002.15
Description A copy from March 16, 1919 of and order dated February 21, 1919 about embarkation instructions.

Order reads:

"IX. Postal Service
1.The mail organization of the A.E.C. is under the supervision of the Chief of Postal Service, American Embarkation Center, APO 762.
2.All regimental, battalion, company and detachment mail orderlies (except for detachments of less than 50) will be relieved from other duties, but will remain a part of their respective organizations for the purpose of administration and discipline.
3.Each organization in the American Embarkation Center will report to the Chief of Postal Service, American Embarkation Center, the name, rank, and previous mail experience of its mail orderly.
4.Mail orderlies should not be relieved from duty except for inefficiency, and report will be made to the Chief of Postal Service, American Embarkation Center, APO 762, reference any contemplated charges. No orderly will be relieved until a substitute satisfactory to the Postal Service Officials is appointed.
5.Each mail orderly will compile a list of all men of his organization in an alphabetical card index, and will report all changes in address as they occur, to the Chief of Postal service, American Embarkation Center.

1.In accordance with paragraph 5, of above instructions the name rank and mail experience of company mail orderlies will be sent in the tomorrows morning report.
2.In compliance with paragraph 5, each mail orderly will compile a file in card index or book form, and great attention will be given to the proper forwarding of all mail, especially to men in Hospitals in this Area. This index record should contain the home address of every man in your organization.

By order of Major Lemmon:
Fred Kase,
1st Lieut. 140 US Inf.,
Adjutant."


From the World War One service of Corporal Russell Olive Weathers, 1460375, Co. D, 140th Infantry Regiment, 35th Division, A.E.F.
Date March 16, 1919
Year Range from 1919
Year Range to 1919
Subjects Mail
Orders
Search Terms 140th Infantry
American Expeditionary Forces
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