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Drake Letters Index 75. Department Memo 20 June 1855 ◄ ● ► 77. General Orders 27 July 1855
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Department Order (Balaklava), № 143, 26 July 1855
№ 143
DEPARTMENT ORDER.
COMMISSARIAT, CRIMEA,
BALAKLAVA, 26TH JULY 1855. 1
 
        The Commissary-General, in relinquishing the charge of the Commissariat with this Army, desires to express his thanks for the cordial support he has at all times received from the Officers of the Department throughout a Service attended with unexampled difficulties, and during which their zealous exertions in the performance of most arduous duties have been conspicuous.
 
        He has pecular satisfaction in noticing, that among so numerous a body of Officers there has been no instance of dishonourable or ungentlemanly conduct, and that their deportment has reflected the highest credit upon them.
 
        In taking leave of the Department, he begs to convey his best wishes for their welfare and success.
 

WILLIAM FILDER, C.G.

 
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July 27. General Order directing me to take charge of Commt. in Crimea, pending Sir G. Maclean’s arrival. 
 
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Footnotes
 
1. Photographs of some of the Commissariat Orders (National Archives WO 61/31) received from Mike Hinton by email on 15 August 2010.
 
 
 

 
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Drake Letters Index 75. Department Memo 20 June 1855 ◄ ● ► 77. General Orders 27 July 1855