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Twice Ordered To Washington With Horse Thieves





The following is a copy of my release from duty to be mustered out:


Headquarters,
Middle Military Department.
Baltimore, July 19th, 1865.

Special Order No. 1.

I. Lieut. H. B. Smith, 5th N. Y. H. Artillery, is hereby
relieved from duty as Assistant Provost Marshal, 8th Army
Corps, and will rejoin his regiment without delay.

By command of Major General Hancock.

ADAM E. KING,
Asst. Adjutant General.

Official.
(Signed) GEO. H. HOOKER,
Assistant Adjutant General.

Lt. H. B. Smith,
5th N. Y. H. Artillery, D. Co.




Headquarters, Middle Department,
8th Army Corps.
Baltimore, Md., July 20, 1865.

Lieutenant H. B. Smith, 5th New York Artillery, was on
detached service as Assistant to the Provost Marshal, Middle
Department, 8th Army Corps, at Baltimore, Maryland, during
sixteen (16) months, 1864 and 1865, and always performed his
duties zealously, efficiently, and promptly.

He won the confidence and esteem of the General Commanding,
and all the officers of the Staff. As Lieut. Smith is to be
mustered out of service, I take pleasure in thus furnishing
him with evidence of the meritorious service he has rendered,
and my belief that he will be equal to any trust that may be
reposed on him, and entirely worthy the confidence of all with
whom he may be associated in civil life.

SAMUEL B. LAWRENCE,
Lieut. Col. & A. A. G.


On August 1st, 1865, I was appointed as a civilian to perform the same
duties:


Military
Headquarters, Middle Department,
Office Provost Marshal.
Baltimore, August 31, 1865.

Special Order No. 106.

1st. H. B. Smith, Commanding Detective Corps. Middle Military
Division, will proceed to Philadelphia, Pa., for the purpose
of obtaining information regarding a certain commissioned
officer of the U. S. Vet. Res. Corps.

On completion of his duty he will report at these headquarters
without delay.

Quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

By command of Major General Humphreys.

JOHN WOOLLEY,
Lt. Col. & Pro. Mar. General.




Headquarters,
Middle Military Department,
Office Provost Marshal General,
Baltimore, Sept. 20, 1865.

Special Order No. 116.

IInd. H. B. Smith, Chief of Detective Corps, Middle Military
Department, and one man as guard, will proceed to Washington,
D. C., in charge of the following-named horse thieves:

Michael Shea and H. J. Hoffman. On arrival he will deliver the
prisoners with accompanying paper to Colonel T. Ingraham,
Provost Marshal General, Defences of Potomac, receive receipt
and report at these headquarters without delay.

Quartermaster's Department will furnish transportation.

By command of Major General Hancock.

JOHN WOOLLEY,
Lt. Col. & Pro. Mar. Gen'l.


Horse stealing was much in fashion at this time.


Headquarters,
Middle Military Department,
Office Provost Marshal General,
Baltimore, Sept. 22, 1865.

Special Order No. 117.

II. H. B. Smith, Chief of Detective Corps, Middle Military
Department, and one man as guard, will proceed to Washington,
D. C., in charge of the following named horse thieves:

Wm. H. Smith and R. B. Franklin, alias Robert Nelson. On
arrival he will deliver the prisoners with accompanying papers
to Capt. Geo. B. Russell, Acting Provost Marshal General,
Defences North of Potomac, receive receipt for same and report
at these headquarters without delay.

Quartermaster's Department will furnish transportation.

By command of Major General Hancock.

JOHN WOOLLEY,
Lt. Col. & Provost Marshal General.





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