Copies, DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8; DNA, RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence. O. R., I, iii, 454; ibid., II, i, 216-17. Facsimile of last three lines and closing in autograph catalogue of Alwin J. Scheuer, 1927, p. 140.
[August 25, 1861]
You will march your men through the country in an orderly manner. Allow no indiscriminate plundering—but everything taken must be by your direction, by persons detailed for the particular purpose, keeping an account of what taken, from whom, its value, etc. Arrests will not be made except for good reasons. A few leading and prominent secessionists may be carried along, however, as hostages, and released before arriving here. Property which you may know to have been used for the purpose of aiding the Rebel cause will be taken whether you require it or not. What you require for the subsistence of your