Congressional Edition Volume 3969

Congressional Edition Volume 3969

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...with the enemy, to which there are so many and strong temptations, and this must be applied before the passage of our military lines, since beyond them there can be no effective control. This General Lee's order seeks to do, and I really see no bel ter mode of accomplishing it. At the same time it is desirable that the legitimate wants of our loyal citizens in counties beyond the military lines, and yet not in the actual occupancy of the enemy, should be supplied. I know no better mode of effecting this than that permits should be obtained either from the Department directly, or that Major Boyle be instructed to allow citizens, whose loyalty is vouched or known to him to be true, to take to their homes such articles as they need, on the assurance that they shall be used for legitimate purposes and not for trade with the enemy. If you desire it, such instructions will be given. Very respectfully, your obedient servant, JAMES A. SEDDON, Secretary of War. Headquarters Georgia Reserves, Macon, Oa., August SI, IS64. Col. William M. Browne: Colonel: I give you this memorandum in reference to the supporting force of the Conscript Bureau in response to your request. The Conscript Bureau was authorized to raise for a supporting force one company in each Congressional district. In Georgia there are ten districts, and the companies are mostly cavalry and composed of non-conscripts; that is, men liable to service in the reserve. These companies are doing little or nothing, as their one business is to arrest deserters and skulkers, but could be made very efficient as a part of the reserve, and whenever required, details could be furnished enrolling officers. I have earnestly recommended that this should be turned over to me, with instructions that I...show more

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  • Paperback | 680 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 35mm | 1,193g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236747216
  • 9781236747211