4 x 6 5/8, imprint.
Adjutant General's Office,
Washington, August 1, 1863
All applications of quartermasters, commissaries, and paymasters, for changes of stations, or to be exempted from the operation of orders of assignment to stations, on the score of ill health, will be hereafter taken as confessions of inability to perform official duty on account of physical incapacity, and equivalent to tenders of resignations. The officers concerned will, in ordinary course, be mustered out of service hereupon as in cases of accepted resignations.
BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
Assistant Adjutant General
Very fine 1863 War Department orders.