Thursday, July 7, 2011

July 7 - Tennessee Civil War Notes

7, Pacification instructions to Federals upon occupation of Brownsville

Col. L. OZBURN, Comdg. Expedition:
You will proceed at once with your command to Brownsville and make that place the base of your operations and encamp there until otherwise ordered. You will enforce strict discipline and order in your camp by keeping your command together and not allowing them to straggle outside your lines. You will use your utmost endeavors to protect the rights of private property, suffering nothing to be taken except what is absolutely necessary for your command, and then only by paying or agreeing to pay to the owner a just compensation for the same. You will keep a vigilant [guard] posted around your camp to prevent surprise, and also to prevent your command from straggling outside the lines. Information has just been received that a force of some 300 of the enemy (Jackson's cavalry) are in the vicinity of where you will be and beyond you. You will use active measures to take them, if in your power, without hazarding your command, upon receipt of information that you may receive at any time respecting them or their movements, and you will co-operate with Maj. Wallace, of the cavalry. You will use your endeavors to cultivate a conservative, friendly feeling with the people where you may be. You will report to me your operations from time to time and any other information that you may see proper to communicate to these headquarters.
By command of Brig. Gen. J. A. Logan:
OR, Ser. I, Vol. 17, pt. II, p. 80.
7, Special Orders, No. 20. HDQRS. CENTRAL DIVISION OF THE MISS., Trenton, Tenn., relative to punishment of bridge burners
Trenton, Tenn., July 7, 1862:
It being proven to the satisfaction of the general commanding that Robert Masley, Samuel Baker, Gilbert Patterson, of Weakley County, Tenn., and Samuel Abbott, Letts and sons, and Doctor Gardner, of Gibson County, Tenn., have aided and abetted the Southern rebellion and encouraged the burning of the road bridge over the Big Ohio [Obion? - ed.]; also that J. F. Penn, William M. Jones, A. O. Dunnell, A. Brickhouse, Freeman and Tom Johnson have aided the rebellion by subscriptions of money and in various other ways, it is hereby ordered that the above-named persons take the oath of allegiance to the United States and proceed to immediately rebuild the above-named bridge. And any of the above-named persons failing to obey this order in any particular will be arrested and sent to these headquarters. Capt. John Lynch, Company E, Sixth Illinois Cavalry, is charged with the execution of this order.
By order of Brig. Gen. G. M. Dodge:
OR, Ser. II, Vol 4, p. 146.
 7, Taking the oath in the Trenton environs
General Order [sic] No. 4
Headquarters Central Division of the Miss.,
Trenton, Tennessee, July 7, 1862
All persons within the limits of this command, holding any civil office, either State, County, City, Town or Township will file at these Headquarters, within twenty days, their Oath of Allegiance to the United States. Any o­ne failing to do this, or evading the order in any particular, will be arrested, suspended from office, and sent to these Headquarters. A copy of the oath to be taken will be found with the Commanders of Posts and Provost Marshals.
By Order of Brig. Gen'l. G. M. Dodge
Soldier's Budget [Humboldt], July 24, 1862.
  7, "The Cyprians Again."
Brigadier General Granger yesterday issued an order o­n the previously obtained authority of General Rosecrans, for the removal of all women of ill-fame from this city, which produced a considerable agitation in the Northern part of the city. A combination of urgent reasons makes this ejectment highly proper, and we, for o­ne, hope it may be carried out to the letter. Notification has been served o­n about forty of the frail sisters, who will depart o­n the Louisville road this morning.
Nashville Daily Press, July 7, 1863.

7, Citizens held responsible for repair of telegraph lines;
Special Orders, No. 158
Headquarters District of Tennessee
Nashville, Tenn., July 7, 1864
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The telegraph line between Nashville and Smithland, being continually molested by guerrillas and other evil disposed persons, the disloyal citizens living within five miles of the line, in either direction, will hereafter beheld responsible for the preservation, and whenever the wire is broken or otherwise injured, such disloyal citizens may be assessed to pay damaged and required to make all necessary repairs, or assist in making them, when notified. The citizens can and must prevent the continued breaking of the line.
By order of Maj.-Gen. Rousseau
Nashville Daily Press, July 11, 1864

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