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Generally speaking, swords were not much used during the civil war due to lack of training, lack of quality swords and lack of well-trained horses (plus, of course, improvements in firearms), but there were some notable encounters nonetheless. While swords were used by officers to signal, sometimes for ceremonial saluting and (by infantry with low-quality ...


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The G.O you are looking for is in fact G.O. 207 (see below) of July 3, 1863. G.O. 205 is the minutes of a court martial convened on March 24, 1863. G.O. 206 is a direction to the commanding officers of regiemtns, and of unattached battalions, independent companies or batteries, and surgeons in charge of hospitals or detachments regarding G.O. 72 of March 24, ...


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