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General Order, No. 5 - Major General Isaac Hodsdon

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General Order, No. 5 - Major General Isaac Hodsdon

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Surnames: Hodsdon, Fairfield
Headquarters, Augusta, February 16, 1839

Major General Isaac HODSDON, third Division, Maine Militia: You are hereby ordered to detach, forthwith, from the Division under your command, by draft or otherwise one thousand men, properly officered and equipped. This force will rendezvous at Bangor and proceed at the earliest possible moment, to the place occupied by a civil force under the Land Agent on or near the Aroostook River, and render such aid to the Land Agent as may enable him to carry into effect a Resolve of 24th of January, relating to trespassers upon the public lands. John FAIRFIELD, Gov. and Commander-in-Chief

Rank: Major General
Period of service: 17 Feb 1839-26 Apr 1839
Residence: Bangor, Maine
Place of rendezvous: Bangor, Maine
Place of Discharge: Bangor, Maine
Number of servants actually kept in service: 4
Number of horses actually kept in service: 7

Source: Historical Sketch and Roster of Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Men Called into Service for the Protection of the Northeastern Frontier of Maine from February to May 1839; Published in accordance with Council Order passed November 24, 1903; reprinted by Clearfield Co., 1989
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