"ordinance numero eins"

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"Ordinance numero eins". The mock order ("Ordinance No. 1") that was given by Union Brigadier General Louis Blenker, a German, to have champagne served. This special signal was always given during visits by his commander, Major General George McClellan, who overlooked the violation of his ban on drinking.

from "The Language of the Civil War" John D. Wright page 218.
 

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