JS, General Orders, to Nauvoo Legion, , Hancock Co., IL, 25 May 1841. Version published in “Nauvoo Legion,” Times and Seasons, 1 June 1841, 2:435. For more complete source information, see the source note for Letter to Isaac Galland, 22 Mar. 1839.
The 1st Company, (riflemen) 1st Battalion, 2nd Regiment, 2nd Cohort, will be attached to the escort contemplated in the general orders of the 4th inst., for the 3rd of July next.
In forming the Legion, the will observe the rank of companies as follows; to wit:
1st Cohort—the flying artillery first, the lancers next, and the riflemen next—visiting companies of dragoons next the lancers, and cavalry next the dragoons:
2nd Cohort—the artillery first, the lancers next, the riflemen next, the light-infantry next, and the infantry next—visiting companies in their appropriate places on the right of the troops of their own grade: the ranking company of the 1st Cohort will be formed on the right of said cohort, and the ranking company of the 2nd Cohort will be formed on the left of said cohort,—the next on the left of the right, the next on the right of the left, and so on to the center. The escort will be formed on the right of the forces.