ready to cross on tomorrow morning. The Cavalry has gone to the Front near Water Valley, everything quiet as far as I can learn—Forage is Very Scarce in this Vicinity, as well as everything Else in the Eating line" ALS, DNA, RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., Letters Received. The sketch is attached.
Head Quarters 13th Army Corps,
Department of the Tennessee,
Oxford, Miss. Dec. 17th 1862.
GENERAL ORDERS No. 12.
I.. The Jews, as a class, violating every regulation of trade established by the Treasury Department, and also Department orders, are hereby expelled from the Department.
II.. Within twenty-four hours from the receipt of this order by Post Commanders, they will see that all of this class of people are furnished with passes and required to leave, and any one returning after such notification, will be arrested and held in confinement until an opportunity occurs of sending them out as prisoners unless furnished with permits from these Head Quarters.
III.. No permits will be given these people to visit Head Quarters for the purpose of making personal application for trade permits.
By Order of Maj. Genl. U. S. Grant
JNO. A. RAWLINS
Ass't Adj't Genl.
Copies (designated General Orders No. 12), DLC-USG, V, 13, 14, 95; DNA, RG 94, Dept. of the Tenn., General Orders; ibid., RG 393, Dept. of the Tenn., General and Special Orders. This document, originally designated General Orders No. 11, was incorporated with that number on Dec. 17, 1862, in a telegram from Lt. Col. John A. Rawlins, Oxford, Miss., to Brig. Gen. Mason Brayman, Bolivar, Tenn. Telegram received, Brayman Papers, ICHi. After the discovery that General Orders No. 11, Dept. of the Tenn., had already been issued at La Grange, Tenn., on Nov. 26, to announce the results of recent courts-martial, the number was changed in book records. In the meantime, this document had been widely