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1862 July 6
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1862 July 6
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General orders no. 4, 6 July 1862, issued by General Fitz-John Porter and written by Captain Frederick Thomas Locke, assistant adjutant general, to the 5th Corps of the Army of the Potomac, congratulating the soldiers under his command for their courage and valor during the Peninsular Campaign of 1862. The order states that regiments and batteries engaged in the fighting are able to inscribe the names of the battles on their battle flags. These battles are: battle and siege of Yorktown, New Bridge, Hanover Court House, Mechanicsville, Chicahominy (Gaines' Mill), New Market and Turkey Bridge (both White Oak Swamp), and Malvern (Hill). The order also thanks those brigades and divisions from other corps that fought along side the 5th Corps
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Frederick Thomas Locke served as a captain, assistant adjutant general on the staff of Fitz-John Porter (1822-1901) during the Peninsular campaign in the Civil War. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel 20 August 1862. Locke was brevetted a colonel 1 August 1864, and brevetted a brigadier general 1 April 1865 for gallant service at the battle of Five Forks. He served on the staffs of Generals Meade, Warren, and Sykes, as well as Porter. Locke was honorably mustered out of service 19 September 1865. He died in 1893.
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General orders no. 4
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L. & T. Respess Books
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001527810
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