Army Order To Control Slaves
Head Quarters Dist. Dept. No. 1
Every Negro slave or free who shall violate this order will be shot
in the attempt, unless he or she shall immediately submit to arrest
when making an attempt to pass the lines or beyond the prescribed limits
indicated by our advanced pickets and Guards.
All negros slave or free who come from the enemy within our lines will
be taken immediately under charge by Pickets and Guards and delivered
to the nearest Provost Marshall for examination and detention who will
report each case without delay to these Head Quarters.
By Command of
Lusk Family Papers; Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson.
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