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The romance of war.

The following order is said to have originated at the headquarters of that correct disciplinarian, Major-General Rosecrans :--

Headquarters Department of the Cumberland, April 17, 1863,
General:
The general commanding directs me to call your attention to a flagrant outrage committed in your command — a person having been admitted inside your lines without a pass and in violation of orders. The case is one which calls for your personal attention, and the general commanding directs that you deal with the offending party or parties according to law.

The medical director reports that an orderly sergeant in Brigadier-General--'s division was to-day delivered of a baby-which is in violation of all military law and of the army regulations. No such case has been known since the days of Jupiter.

You will apply the proper punishment in this case. and a remedy to prevent a repetition of the act.


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