|Col. Isaac Jones Wistar|
HEADQUARTER WISTAR'S DIVISION,
Williamsburg, Va., February 6, 1864.
General Orders No. 4.
Soldiers: You are about to strike a great and glorious blow, a blow which has been profoundly considered and carefully prepared, but which must fall suddenly, silently, irresistibly.
Our country now asks all your courage, all your endurance. All our brothers-in-arms will envy you the opportunity. I ask you for a few days to encounter, with a soldier's readiness, hard fare, wintry bivouacs, and, perhaps, calm and steady righting.
Respond as you have always done, and I promise you, with God's blessing, a result which will bring glory to our flag, and honor to all who serve under its folds.
ISAAC J. WISTAR,
Brig. -Gen'' I Comdg.
Official : James E. Fleming,
Captain and A. D. C.
- Battery F, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery in the Civil War, 1861-1865
Philip Steven Chase: Snow & Farnham, Printers, 1892
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