5 x 7 3/4, imprint.
Headquarters Department of the Gulf,
New Orleans, Sept. 10, 1862
General Orders No. 69
Hereafter, the Chief Commissary will put aboard Government Transports going North, sufficient provisions for discharged soldiers, to last them to New York.
Paymasters in this Department, in paying discharged soldiers going North, will retain the cost price of ten days rations, and note the same on discharge papers, turning over the amount to the Chief Commissary.
Bt command of
MAJOR GENERAL BUTLER
R.S. DAVIS, Capt. AND A.A.A.G.
Excellent. Scarce Department of the Gulf imprint issued by General Benjamin F. "Beast" Butler.