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 Posted: Tue Apr 23rd, 2013 02:25 pm
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If this is of any help, I found the following description of General Orders 191 online at this website: http://howardlanham.tripod.com/go.htm

General Orders 191 June 25, 1863

V., Veteran Volunteers enlisted under this order will be permitted at their option to enter old regiments in the field; but their service will continue for the full term of their own enlistment, notwithstanding the expiration of the term for which the regiment was originally enlisted. New organizations will be officered only by persons who have been in the service, and have shown themselves properly qualified for command. As a badge of honorable distinction, "service chevrons" will be furnished by the War Department, to be worn by the Veteran Volunteers.
BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR

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