General Orders No. 262, issued from the War Department in Washington D.C., extends a discount to charitable and religious organizations for travel permits between seaports via steam transports.
GENERAL ORDERS, WAR DEPARTMENT,
No. 262. ADJUTANT GENERALS OFFICE,
Washington, September 23, 1864
Benevolent, charitable, religious, and educational aid associations, operating, by permission of proper military authority, within rebel States and districts, may, upon application to the War Department, receive permits for transportation for officers, agents, and employees, to and from seaports between which steam transports ply in the service of the War Department: said permits to secure to the persons named therein, passage at one-half the rates charged to civilians and others traveling not on duty, nor under official orders.
This privilege is not extended to railroads nor steamers on Western waters.
BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR:
E. D. Townsend,
Assistant Adjutant General.
Assistant Adjutant General