[Washington. April 8, 1863]. 2pp. on a single folded sheet. Torn and stained along foredge, not affecting text. Good. Item #WRCAM31196
In this general order Navy Secretary Gideon Welles sets forth the rules governing flags of truce. The order details the conditions for issuing, and the methods of accepting, a truce flag. It also discusses the issue of hospital protective flags.