December 7, 1863

Head-Quarters, First Division, Department West. Va, Harper’s Ferry, Va.

Special Orders No. 46

Lieut A.S. Buchanan an A.D.C. is hereby ordered to proceed to the Head Quarters of the Department of Cumberland Md, to transact business connected with this office, after which he will return and report himself for duty at these Head Quarters.

Quarter Masters Department will furnish the necessary transportation.

Special Orders [Alexander Simms Buchanan Civil War Collection]

November 28, 1863

Head Quarters, First Division Dept. West Virginia, Harper’s Ferry, Va.

Special Orders No. 39

Lieut. A.S. Buchanan A.D.C. is hereby ordered to proceed to Washington, D.C. in charge of a citizen prisoner (Moses Ankew) ordered to be forwarded to that place by order of the Secretary of War.

The Dept.  Quartermaster will furnish the necessary transportation.

Special Orders [Alexander Simms Buchanan Civil War Collection]

November 2, 1863

Head-Quarters, First Division, Department West. Va, Harper’s Ferry, Va.

Special Orders No. extract

Lieut. A.S. Buchanan A.D.C. and Lieut. Nims 1st N.Y. Cavalry are hereby ordered to proceed to Martinsburg Va. and inspect the 12th Penn Cavalry ascertaining the condition and efficiency of Officers and men of that Regiment.

They will report themselves for duty at their Headquarters tomorrow Nov 3d.

The Quarter Master will furnish the necessary transportation.

Special Orders [Alexander Simms Buchanan Civil War Collection]

October 23, 1863

Treasury Department, Third Auditor’s Office

Sir,

Agreeably to you your request in your letter of 17th inst. I have caused an examination to be made and find that you are not charged on the books of this office. I cannot certify that you are “not indebted to the United States” as it is impossible for me to know what liabilities exist against officers for money or property the receipts have not yet reached this office, or may be contained in accounts not yet settled.

Your letter has been referred to 2d Auditor for reply as to Ordinance.

Auditor to A. S. Buchanan [Alexander Simms Buchanan Civil War Collection]

October 12, 1863

Head-Quarters, Department of West Virginia, Clarksburg, W. Va

General Orders, No. 12

The troops stationed at Harper’s Ferry and Martinsburg, W. Va., and generally, on the line of Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road from Monocacy River west to Sleepy Creek, will constitute the First Division of this Department.

Brig. General J. C. Sullivan, U.S. Vols., is assigned to the command.

General Orders [Alexander Simms Buchanan Civil War Collection]