Oregon Military Department Records Guide

Record Series Descriptions

Unit Orders

89A-012 - Boxes 119-122: 1886-1936
90A-023 - Boxes 18-19: 1927-1968
5.9 cubic feet
Arrangement: By unit name/number, thereunder chronological by year

Series consists of special and general orders issued by units in the Oregon National Guard and Naval Militia. General orders document administrative directives issued to set department policies while special orders document administrative directives which prescribe personnel actions for specific members of the Military Department. Orders show order number, date, and action prescribed by order. Actions include transfers, discharges, assignments, appointments of officers, travel authorizations, and promotions.

Subjects include the formation and organization of military units, medal awards, musters, inspections, uniform regulations, creation of the Oregon State National Guard, and troop assignments.

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