The Savannah Daily Herald.
IX'KSDAY, AVGUST J, 1865.
FROM OUR EVENING EDITION
A Nkw Government Institution. —We are
to have another element of strength which
we never bad before in this country. It ia
proposed to keep the Provost Marshal sys
tem in active operation; and to extend it
through the Southern States. The Provost
Marshals will serve both in a military and
civil capacity, looking after the pensioners,
examining and reporting upon claims furnish
ing agricultural statistics, and keeping the
census department posted upon all subjects
relating to population, etc. The Provost
Marshals will also organize the National
Militia, and in many ways will perform good
work, which the greatness of this country
Great Miners’ Strike in the Lake Supe
rior Reoioss —Great excitement is prevail
ing in the Lake Superior regions over the mi
ners’ strike, and fears are entertained that it
may lead to very serious results, if not to a
rebellion on a small scale and actual blood
shed. Tue laborers throughout the mines,
banded together, by concerted action stopped
work, and by dint of threats in some cases
and force in others, compelled the laborers
upon the Pc-niusular and Marquette Railroads
to suspend operations and join them in their
demands. They claimed two
day as wages, and only eight hours’ w*
Saturdays. The insurgent laborers nudhs|i
ed about five hundred, and heavily arming
themselves seized the two roads, allowing
only passenger trains to run.
From Soutb Carolina.
[From the Darlington New lira, !&.]
another ou trace bt soldiers.
We had hoped that we might he,spared
any animadversion upon the conduct of our
troops, aud felt ihat we might say with safe
ty to the inhabitants of the different locali
ties in this department, knowing those with
whom we Dai been associated, “uone will
molest or make atraici." Such proved the
fact, until, on the 20th inst., a portion of the
let Ohio Oavairy arrived.
Three companies of this command being
at Florence, waiting orders for a proper dis
tribution in the respective sub-districts, by
some means ( it is said through the officers)
obtained liquor, Wuicu ore long, mad’umg
the brain, stimulated tiu-m to tue most dis
graceful act since tne administration of the
present Departmental rule.
biroug anna, in its raging drove
them on to pinage, p unuer and ruin We
uudeistand that they broke into the same
atore from which the liquor was obtained
(retributive justice) and, in army parlance,
*‘ cleaned it out"—robbing aQd destroying
goods to the amount of s2suo. They then went
to the Hotel, damaging the windows and
breaking a costly mirror, beside fearfully
alarmiug the proprietor aud severely injuring
one of the citizens.
Such conduct is not only shameful, but
demands au immediate investigation, (which
it wifi most certainly have,) and suen offi
cers, if there are any, as are criminal in the
premises, should no longer be allowed to
wear the uuitorm of a United States soldier.
Damage, no doubt will be affixed aud
awarded by due process of law.
darlinoton, S. C.
The sound of tbe hammer—the busy appear
ance ot our streelß—tbe opening of places
of trade—the return of confidence among
the former merchants—the policing of
streets—the throng about the square—the
constant change in the outer semblance of
thiugs—the mingling of citizens with sol
diers—the number swearing allegiance, are
ad encouraging signs and arguments for the
No citizen could enveigh against such hap
py exhibitions of promise. Already have
they begun to look each other In the face
with expressions of wonder over the trans
formation wiought in so short a time. Even
the air has a healthy odor.
Military Akkival.— Capt. E. 8. Jewett,
▲ct. A&st. Inspector General of Gen. Gill
more s St iff, has arrived,and will, with Capt.
Brent Johnson, oi Gen. Beal’s Staff, make a
tour of duty through the Department.
Barbarous.—A case of shooting occurred
• day or two since, about fifteen miles from
this place. One George Wallace taking ofience
at a negro in his employ, shot at him lroni
his pistol, the ball taking effect in his back.
The negro is now under the charge of Sur
geon Day, at tbe Post Hospital.
Wallace is still at large, but will not be
able to elude jus,ice; he will be arrested and
receive his proper deserts.
The Superior Court commences its sittings
to-day. Major Gould, SBth Maine Vols., the
Asst. Provost Judge, presiding.
Oath of Allegiance.— About 4,000 per
son* have subscribed to the oatU of allegiance
in this District, since June 24th.
From Tennessee—lmportant Order from
New York, July 24.-r*-Tiie Herald’i special
Nashville correspondent to-day has the fol
lowing : Gen. Thomas has issued an order
suspending from office Mayor Andrews and
Justice Welch, of Columbia, and ordering
the arrrest of Galloway and Friezon, two
lawyers, on account of their late prosecu
tion of tne negroes.
Guerilla depredations are almost daily tak
ing place by roving bands of robbers in Mid
Tue trial of Champ Ferguson is progress
ing slowly. His guards have been doubled
on account of threats being made by the sol
diers to bill him.
—A very remarkable game of chess is now
being carried ou by 0. A. Brownson, Jr.,
well known as one of the leading chess play
ers in this couutry, which may be rather in
teresting while at the same time laborious.
He is matched in playing nearly one hun
dred games with parties tiom all parts oi the
Country. He has won forty games and lost
none, and is si ill engaged in play lug the re*
(asking portions ot us engagements,
The Captured Savannah Cotton.
Opinion of the Attorney General.
Claimants Referred to the Court of Claims.
[From the Network Tribune.]
We print below the opinion of the Attor
ney General of the United States relative to
the status of captured or abandoned property
taken into military possession and transferred
to the agents of the United States Treasury
for sale. As it involves very large interests
both North and South, it is important.—
Much of this property, since it came into
possession of tbe Umied States, appears to
have been designed to pay off debts con
tracted before tne war with our northern
merchants, many of whom now hold as
signments of claims ostensibly for that pur
pose. And there has been a good deal of
speculation in these claims also, certain par
ties in the North having purchased them at
a very nominal figure. To all concerned the
only recourse, according to the Attorney
General, is tbe Court of Claims.
Attorney General’s Office, )
JuiyS, 1865. JT
Hon. Hush McCulloch,
Secretary of the Treasury:
Sir — l have the honor to acknowledge the
receipt of yoqr letter ot the 17th ult., sub
mitting for my opinion the questions that
have arisen in your department in the case
of the Savannah cotton.
The circumstances under which the prop
erty in question came into the possession of
the government are stated in your letter sub
stantially as follows:
On tbe occupation of the city ot Savannah,
in December last, by tbe United States forces
under Major Gen. Sherman, some 38,000
bales of cotton were found stored there. This
property was seized and taken possession of
by the military authorities, and by them turn
ed over to agents of the Treasury Depart
ment as “captured property,” pursuant to
the provisions of the acts of Congress of
March 12, 1863, and July 2, 1864, (12 Stat. at
Large, 820; 13 id. 375) After it was thus
received by tbe appropriate agents, the prop
erty was forwarded to New York, and theie
soid at auction as provided by law. , You
state that a number of claims for tbe pro
ceeds of the sales are now being presented to
your Department, some of the claimants be
ing residents of Savannah, who aver that
they have been loyal to the Government du
ring the Rebellion; others being subjects of
foreign governments residents in Savannah,
or abroad, averring that they were neutral
during the late conflict; others, again, being
N'irtnern merchants, staling that they came
into possession of the cotton claimed by them
in payment of, or as security for, debts con
tracted prior to the Rebellion; and still oth
ers, claiming restitution of their property, or
its proceed-*, on tne ground that the cotton in
question was not * capturable, or properly
“captured property," and should not be held
and treated as each.
Tue first question arising on this state of
facts that you submit, is whether the proper
ty to which reierence has been made, should
or should not be regarded as “captured,” un
der the acts of Congress of March 12, 1863,
and July 2, 1864.
I do not perceive that either of the sta
tutes provides what property shall be re
guided a9 “ captured property," within the
meaning of the law. A definition of “abon
doued" property, however, is contained in
the Ist section of the act of 1864. That
statute provides that “property, real or per
sonal, shall be Regarded as abandoned when
the lawful owner shall be voluntarily absent
tbereirom, and engaged either in arms or
otherwise, in aiding or encouraging the Re
bellion.” (13 Stat. at Large 376.) But I ap
prehend that there need be no difficulty iu
determining, for our present purposes, what
property is comprehended by the phrase
“ captured property," as used in these sta
tutes ; for tbe phrase i9 Us own sufficient ex
planation. I suppose that all movable prop
erty, other than that species described by
tbe proviso to the Ist section of the act oi
1863, actually and hostilely seized and taken
on land, by a military officer or soldier ol
the United States in a State, or any portion
of a State, designated as in insurrection
against the United Slates, ipay be regarded
as “captured” within the meaning of the
statutes of 1863 and 1864. Ido not intend
to say tba£ no other property, than that I
have thus endeavored to described, may be
denominated and treated as “ captured prop
erty" under these statutes. It would seem
by tbe 7th Section of the act of 1864, that
certain property seized and taken by naval
forces, viz: “property seized by the navy
upon any ot the inland waters of tbe United
States,” may be dealt with iu the manner
provided by the laws under consideration (13
Stat. at Large, 377,) whether this section
takes away the prize jurisdiction of the
courts in ail cases of seizure of water-borne
property on the inland waters of the
United States, effected there by naval c mi
missioned captors, and commits all jurisdic
tion over such cases to the Court of Claims
aud to Congress, must remain for judicial
determination. But the Supreme Court has
recently decided that private property seized
by a naval force, on land bordering upon one
of tbe inland waters of the insurrectionary
Bouth, - was not the subject of prize jurisdic
tion, and was receivable by the Treasury
Agents under the stattue of 1863 (U- S. 72
Bales of Cotton, Dec. 7, 1864, No. 360.)
This decision was rendered in a case to
which the act of 1864 did not apply, the cap
ture there considered having been made pri
or to the passage of that statute. I refer to
it for the purpose of showing that, certain
cases of purely naval capture must pursue
the course indicated in the statute for the
collection of abandoned and captured prop
erty. I have said that properly seized or
taken by any military person in the in
surrectionary territory is denominated as
“captured;" but the 6th Section of the act of
1863 would seem to affix that character to
“cottou, sugar, rice and tobbacco,” leceived
by any United States officer or soldier with
in insurrectionary districts. The section
provides that it shall be the duty of every of
ficer or private soldier, who may take or
receive abaudoned property; or any cotton,
sugar, rice or tobacco, from persons in insur
rectionary districts or have such property
under his control to turn the same over to
an agent of the Treasury Department; and it
further provides that the retusai or neglect
to do so shall subject such an officer or soldier
to trial aud punisnment, (12 Stat. at Large,
property of the foregoing character thus
turned over to a Treasury Agent, aud in that
manner “received” by him. must be dealt
with as tbe 2d section of the act provides ;
that is, it must be sold, and its proceeds paid
into the Treasury, there to wait the action of
the Court of Ciauu*, wbea duly iavoked.
Thus it appears that all cotton received by
or that may have come under the control of
aDy military officer or soldier, whether it
was actually seized or captured or captured
by him or not must be dealt with as “aban
doned or captured property.” I may have
occasion hereafter to comment upon the
effect of this provision.
The statute, it may be said, thus affixes to
all cotton, as well as all the other articles
above stated, that may be under the control
ot a military or navel officer in the insurrec
tionary districts, the de jure chaiacter of
“captured ’ property, and when such prop
erty is received by a Treasury officer ap
pointed to execute the provisions of the act 9
of 1863 and 1864, it becomes, it may be
said, de facto, “captured" property, and must
be disposed of accordingly.
I am of opinion, therefore, that the cotton
found by our army at Savannah, taken pos
session of there by the military authorities,
and received from them by tbe agents of the
Treasury Department, is and should be re-
de facto and de jure “captured”
property under the statutes of 1863 and
The second question which you propose is,
whether, if this property be of the character
that lam of opinion it is, the power rests
with the Secretary of the Treasury or the
President to appoint a Commission to ex
amine the claims, and restore to loyal claim
ants, the proceeds ot so much of the proper
ty in question as they can show to have
been legally theirs.
I am ol* opinion that neither the Presi
dent nor any other Executive Officer can re
store or authorize such a commission as you
suggest, to make restoration ot the proceeds
of their captured property to these loyal
claimants. Congress, by the legislation un
der consideration, has reserved to itself tbe
power of finally disposing of the claims of
the alleged owners of this property; and, so
long as that legislation exists, the claimants
must pursue the remedy which indicates for
the establishment and enforcement of their
rights. By tbe Constitution Congress has
exclusive power “to .make rules concerning
captures on land and wafer," The present
legislation, I apprehend, is clearly an exer
cise of that power. This is a general and
comprehensive sovereign prerogative. Un
der other systems of government the authori
ty to make such rules may be exercised
by the political department. But in this
country the Legislative Department of the
of the Governinent possesses exclusive au
thority both to establish rules for the regula
tion of the right of capture in time of %ar,
and also to provide the method by which all
questions touching captures may H deter
mined. Tbe present legislation is not so
much a regulation bf tbe right of capture—
though the sixth section of the act of 1863
may be interpreted a9 authorizing it not com
manding, the seizure of certain kinds of prop
erty found by our miliiaiy forces within the
hostile districts ot the South—as it is a pro
vision tor the judicial ascertainment of the
rights of persons affected by captures that
may have been, or may be; made iu the pro
gress of our belligerent operations set on foot
tor tbe reduction of the rebellious Southern
country. Congress took notice of the
fact that captures ot property on land
had been made, and would continue to
be made by the armies operating
in and against that territory, as a necessary
and proper means of diminishing the wealth,
and thus reducing the power of the insur
gent rulers. It was not expected that such
captures had been or would be in all cases
well and wisely made, or that in tbe course
of such predatory hostility, the innocent
would not suffer sometimes as well as the
guilty. Nor wis it thought well that the
Administration, so to speak, if so much of
the property within the enemy’s territory as
might be reduced into the possession of the
military forces, should be controlled by or
under Executive authority. In this view of
existing facts, and of just policy, the system
provided by the act of 1863 Was devised for
the adjucation and decision of the case con
templated by the statute. The Secretary of
the Treasury was authorized to appoint
agents to “ collect all abaudoned or captured
property” in the enemy's country. To secure
faithful and honest performance of their duty
the Secretary was authorized to require such
agents to give bonds in such amounts a9 he
might deem necessary. The duty of the
agents was to receive all property in the in
surgent States which was in tact captured or
seized out of the enemy’s possession by the
military authorities. Tney had no duty or
power to inquire whether or not such prop
erty had been rigbtfuliy captured, whether
the Generals who ieported it to them for col- -
lection, had observed in effecting ttie cap
tures what are called “the recognized usages
of war,” or had violated all the principles ot
writers on what i3 staled the Law of Nations,
supposed to tend against the right of seizing
private property on land; but it was the duty
of the Treasury agents simply to receive all
property reported to them as having been
captured, irrespective of any considerations
touching the legal exemption of any ot it
from seizure, and to dispose of it in the man
ner provided by the law. After the conver
sion of the property into money, the pro
ceeds were directed to be paid into the Treas
ury, The words of the statute are: “The
proceeds thereof shall be paid into tbe Treas
ury of the “Uaited States.” But these pro
ceeds do not pass into the Treasury as pro
ceeds of property sold under a judicial sen
tence of confiscation. They are not seques
tered or condemned, but simply held by the
United States, so to speak, in trust for those
who may, in the manner provided, and in the
time limited by the law, ultimately es
tablish a legal right to received them
after pacification. When the insurrection
has been suppressed, the owners are author
ized to invoke the jurisdiction of the Court
of Claims, and obtaiu there an adjudication
of their respective claims. The proceeds of
the property are thus iu the possession of
the United States, subject to the - adjudication
of that Court; and when it shall have passed
upon the claimants’ rights, and decreed in
their favor, Congress has solemnly declared
that they shall receive restitution ol their
property. In the presence of such legisla
tion—covering as it does the entire subject
matter, providing for tbe safe custody of the
property in question pending hostilities, and
for the final judicial determination of the
rights of the parties interested—l cannot see
that the Executive has power to make a dif
ferent disposition of the property from that
provided by Congress, or authorize any one
to determine the questions wh'ch Congress
has entrusted to the decision of another
I am, therefore, ol opinion, in reply to
youi inquiry, that jurisdiction cannot be con
ferred upon the commission appointed either
by the President or the Secretary of tne
Treasury to examine the claims in question,
Rod to make restoration of the proceeds of
so much of this cotton as may belong to loy
The third and la9t question yon propose is,
what disposition should be made of the pro
ceeds ot the sales of the property ?
I think it is your duty to see that the
direction of the act of Congress is obeyed by
those in whose hands tbe proceeds may be.
Tbe statute says that after the sale of any
abandoned or captured property, tbe “ pro
ceeds thereof shall be paid into the Treasury
of the United States.” I am of opinion, there
fore, that the proceeds of the property in
question should be paid into the Treasury of
the United States, there to await the action
of the Court of Claims and of Congress.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant.
James Speed, Attorney-General.
Daring Robbery of Cotton at Lamar’s
On Friday night last, the gates of Lamar’s Cotton
Press, fronting on Lamar’s Canal, were unbarred and
opened, and about five bales of Upland cotton, the
property of the government, stored in the western
shed, were taken from the enclosure. After a thor
ough search, the cotton was discovered in a ware
house on Bay street. The lessee of the warehouse
claims that he purchased the cotton and has proof to
that effect. From the past character of this well
known citizen, It is beiieved that his statement Is the
In the warehouse is kept a strong guard, as also on
Lamar’s bridge, which is distant from the western
gates about fifty yards.
Music at the Park.— The promenade concert
which was to have taken place on Saturday evening
at Forsyth Park, and which was postponed on ac.
count of the threatening weather, will be given this
evening at six o’clock. The baud of the 30th Maine
Vols., £. M. Gammon, leader, performs. The
lug Is the
Part First. -j
l-’GeiL Grierson’s March—Downing.
2. La Serenata Notturno—Rossini.
3. Key West Waltz—Coates.
4. Quick Step, from “II Puritanl”—Downing.
1. Cavalry Camp Serenade—Downing.
2. Song : “O, take Me to Thy Heart Again,” with
3. “Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming"—Foster.
4. Tiger Quick Step—Dodworth.
The Administering of the Amnesty and Par
don Oaths.— At eleven o’clock this forenoon, the
officers detailed to administer the Amnesty Oath for
the want of the blank forms were compelled to cease
business. To-morrow morning it will be resumed.
One thousand and seventy-nine persons had taken
thp Amnesty oath up to eleven o’clock this forenoon,
aud sixty-three the oath for pardon. All who have
had business with the officers testily their consider
ate and gentlemanly conduct.
Arrival of the Steamer Hels ; at Augusta.—
By a despatch received by Messrs. Keln & Company,
Agents of the steamer Helen, It is learned that that
steamer arrived at Augusta on jeste day moral! g,
anl would leave this evening for Savannah.
In this city, on Thursday evening, July 27th. 1866,
at the Cathedral of Bt. John ths Baptist, by the Rev.
Peter Whelan, Mr. CHaS. E WAKEFIELD, of Brook
lyn, New York, and Mias MARY KnuNELLY, of Ma
con, Bibb county, Ua.
Brooklyn and Macon papers please copy.
OFFICIAL—MIL. PIV. OF TENNESSEE;.
HEADQ’RS MIL. DIV. OF THE TENNESSEE,
Office Provost Marshal General.
Nashville, Tetrn., June 26, 1866:
Bisect, ab :
To secure uniformity throughout the Military Divis
ion of the Tennessee, In administering the Amnesty
Oath prescribed by the President ia his Proclamation
of May 9th 1865, and to preserve the records of such
oaths, the Major General Commanding directs that
such oaths be subscribed in triplicate; two numbers
on sheets or rolls, one of which Is to be filed at De
partment Headquarters, and one to be forwarded to
the Department of State at Washington, aud one con
venient copy to be given the party subscribing the
Blanks for the purpose will be furnished each De
partment from this office.
The Amnesty Oath will not be administered to such
persons as are excepted from the benefits of the Presi
dent's Proclamation, except for the purpose of ena
bling them to apply to the President lor special par
dun, and in such case-i but one copy of the outh will be
subscribed, which copy will, by the officer auminlster
ing the oath, be attached to, aud form a part of, the
applicant's petition for pardon.
In all special applications for pardon, the applicant
must stats clearly aud fully, under how many and which
of the exceptions named in' ffie President’s Proclamation
his case comes; he must also state whether the Govern
ment has taken possession of any part of his property,
also who her any proceedings are pending against him lu
any of the United States Courts for treason, or for con
spiracy against the Government of the United States,
aud the tacts stated in such application must be sworn to
before they will be forwarded.
The petition will thou be forwarded by the officer ad
ministering the oath to the Department Commander,
who will, before forwarding the same to the Department
at Washington, refer the petition to the Guvernor of the
State in which his Department is, to enable him to in
vestigate the merits of the case, and to recommend to
the President such action as to him seems Just and pro
Each Department Commander will designate suitable
officer* .0 be conveniently located for administering .the
Amnesty Oath, and inch officers will be governed by
The name and rank of each officers, with a statement
of the points where stationed, will be reported to this
office. By Command of
t MaJ. Qen, Thomas.
„ j. G. PARKHDRST,
Brvt. Brig. Gen. and pro. Mar. Qen. Mil. Div. of the
Offic al : Wax A. Coulter, a. A. G.
OFFICIAL—SUH-DIST. OF OGEECHEE.
— f— —s ;
Sub-District of Ooekchee, V
Savannah, Ga., July 24, 1865. )
General Order,) ,
No. 16. /
All Schools now in session In this city under the
control of the military authorities, will be closed this
26th day of July, and remain so closed until October
By Command of
Brevet Brig. Gen. DAVIS.
Jno. Muller, A. A. A. General.
HEADQ’BS SUB-DISTRICT OP OGEECHEE, I
Savannah, Ga., July 24th, 1866. f
Genes al Order.)
No. 16. /
In accordance with orders from Headquarters Dis
trict of Savannah, Ist Division, Department of Geor
gia, I hereby assume command of the aub-Distrlct of
Ogeechee, Headquarters at Savannah, comprising the
following named counties :
Liberty, Bryan, Chatham, Effingham,
Bulloch, Tatnall. Scriven, Motgomery
The following named officers are hereby announced
on the Staff oi the sub-Diatrictcommander:
Capt. John Mullen, 12th Conn, lnit, A. A. A. G.
Surgeon J. K. Bigelow, Bth Ind., Chief Medical Officer.
Surgeon N. L. Suow, 153d N. Y., Health Officer.
Capt, Chas. H Cox, 76th N. Y, Provost Marshal.
Capt. Warren H. Boynton, 30th Me., Street Comm'r.
Capt. R. B Grover, SOth Me., A A. Q M,
Capt. K. F. Goddard, 12th .Me., A. A. Q- M.
Lieut. O. T. Hall, 153d N. Y., A. A. D. C.
Lieut. J. 8. Bergen, 173d N. Y„ A. A. Q. M.
Lieut. J. H. Chariot, 16»lis N. Y., A. A. Q. M,
Lieut. D, B. Knowlton, 175th N. V., A. A. Q. M.
All returns and reporta required by Army Regular
tion* and existing orders, will be forwarded to the A.
A. A. General at these Headquarters. ,
„ EDWIN P. DAVIS, Brv’t Brig. Gen.
Official; Jj*o. Mcujtw, A. A. A- G. jyß#
OFFICIAL— DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH.
HEADQUARTERS, DISTRICT OF SAVaNNaH
Ist Division, Dep’t. of Gsobqia, ’ .
Savannah, Ga., July YZd, 1866. i
General Orders,) '
.No. 4 )
The District of Savannah, Ist Division, Department
of Georgia, comprising thirty-five counties of the Burn
of Georgia, is hereby divided into the following SnK
Districts: a wo
I* BCB-DISTRICT OF OOUCHIK
Ist Brigade—Headquarters at Savannah, Georgia
Brevet Brig. Gen. K. P. Davis, CommandUm'
Lioerty, Bulloch, Bryant*’
Tatnali, Emanuel. * Chatham.
it. sue*district or altamvha.
2d Brigade—Headquarters at Black Shear
Brevet Brig. oen. H. D. Wamuscrn, Cotn'de
Mclntosh, Berrien, Echols,
»ayne, Thomas, Irwin,
Ware, Chariton, brooks.
Coffee, Pierce, Glyun,
Lowndes, Clinch, Appling
in. SUB -DISTRICT OF OOMULSEK.
3d Brigade—Headquarters at Hawkinsville.
CoL J. W. Blanchard,
162d N. Y. Ifol. inf., Commanding
Wilcox, Twiggs, Lawrence,
Was; ngton, Jefferson, Johnson,
Pulaiki, Telfair, Wilk n on.
Commanding Officers of the respective Sub-Districts
will not distribute the troops of their commands in
the respective counties constituting their District, but
concentrate their torces at or near the Headquarters
of the several suo-Districts.
A r such periods as Commanding Officers miy direct
small detachments of troops, under a competent and
reliable officer, may make tours through the Sub-Dk.
Commanding Officers of Sub-Districts will aid the
d-. 11 authorities iu tue enforcement of the law* of the
United states and. upon tbe proper application by
A'rem sos the Freedman’s Bureau toi the arrest of j ar
t es violating any of the orders appertaining to that Bu
ie.iu, send such officers and troops of their command
as may be necessary for the execution of the order oi
Al. persons desiring to take, the oath of allegiance,
or oath of amnesty, will betrequired to go to tbe
Headquarters of the Sub-District of which they are a
resident, or to tbe Headquarters of the nearest Mui
tary Post within the Bub-uistnct.
Inhabitants of the District who wish to become loyal
citizens of the Unieed Bt tea will seen the proper au
thorities, and not be aaugbt after. It must be a vol
untary act to restore them to the rights of citizens.
Commanding Officers ot Sub-Districis will not grant
leave of absence to commissioned officers or enlisted
men to go beyond the limits of their Bub-District with
out the approval of the General commanding the Dis
trict of Bavannah.
The attention of Commanding Officers of Suh-Dig
trlcts is called to General Orders No. 4, Headquarters
Department of Georgia. Augusta, Ga., July 14, 1665,
which will be strictly enforced iu every particular, ex.
cept that portion of paragraph second relating to the
seizure of private property, which has been so modi
fied by the Genual commanding the Department as to
allow the military authorities to take such ouiidings
as may be necessary for offices, quarters and the slot
age of Government property.
By commando) *
Brevet Mfj. Gen. J. M. BRANNAN,
Will A. Coulter, A. A. G. jy24-Y
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SAVANNAH )
Ist UiviJion Def’t. or Georgia, v
Savannah, Ga., July 22,1866. )
General Orders, ) >
No. 6. f
The following Quarantine Regulations for the Port
of Savannah, ua., will be enforced after the zrd inst.
I. The Quarantine grounds will be located iu Tybet
Roads, at the "old Savannah Quarantine." The exact
place of anchorage will be designated by a white buoy
IL It shall be the doty of the master and pilot oi
every vessel coming into this port from this date until
further orders, except the.pilot boat- returning trmn
their ordinary cruising grounds, and U. B. Naval ves
sels, to hoist a signal lor a health officer, in the foie
rigging, fifteen feet from her deck, and come to imme
diately, below and opposite tbe guard ship, one of
which will be stationed at the Port, within and near
the inner bar buoy, and there wait his coming on
board. This flag to be kept in tbe loreriggin* while
the vessel is undergoing Quarantine.
111. The Health Officer snail visit the vessel without
nnneceseary delay and ascertain the sanitary condi
tion, and the port whence she sailed. And It sh .il be
his duty,to order to the Quarantine Grounds there to
rernam as long as he may deem proper, all v, a nets
having on board cases of yellow lev.-r cholera or utuar
infectious or contagious diseases; also all vessels com
ing from any West India Island, or from any port lu
thut portion of the State of Fiurida not formerly in
the Department of the South, wuether such vessels
have clean bills of health or not.
IV. No communication will be allowed with the ves
sel until she has been examined by the Health Officer,
and no person will be permitted to leave her \\ fa ie
undergoing Quarantine no communication with the
vessel wld be permitted except by the Boaruing Officei
or with his peirois.-lon In willing.
V. The fee o. tue Health Officer for visiting, eximv
’lning . nd certifying vessels arriving at this Port, shall
be collected from all vessel-, except those in the Gov
ernment employ, at the following rates:
For e .ch vessel from alO eign port .. .$6 50
And for all others, 2 00
The money thus rollected will be turned over to
Chief Medical Officer for the use of the Hospitals in
VI. These regulations will be strictly enforced by
the Health Officer. Bhouid there be any deviation
therefrom, or should any of the orders given by the
Health Officer to such vessels not be strictlv carried
out, they will report the fact to the Chief Medical offi
cer for the immediate arrest aud imprisonment of the
offender. By Command of
„ Brevet Maj. Gen. J. M. BRANNAN.
Will A Coulter, A. A. G. jyap-T
HEADQ’RS DISTRICT OP SAVANNAH.)
Ist Division, Dar’i of Geokoia, >
„ savannah, Gil, July 84tn, 1866. J
General Orders, )
No. 6. /
The following Officers are hereby announced on the
Staff of the General CoainiancUug “.District of bavaa*
nab*'and will be obeyed and respected accordingly»
Capt. Will A. Coulter, A. A. Gen, U. S. Vols.,
Aas’t Adj'tGeu. ,
Lieut. Coi. R. P. York, 76th N. Y. VoL Infantry,
Major John Trenor, Jr., Surgeon U. 8. Vola., Sur
geon in Chief.
Capt. Fred. J. P. Chltty, 163d N. Y. VoL Infantry,
Act'g Ass’t Insp'r Gen.
S. a. Siarr, A. Q. M, U. S. Vols., District
' Capt. H. R. Sibley, C. S, U- S. Vols, District Con
Capt. John Montgomery, I2tb Me. Vola. Infant’/;
Act'g ordn'ue Officer* 1
Capt. Geo.E. Moulton, SOth Me. Vol. Infontrv, Art
Colh’y Musters. 1
... l ßt bieut. M M. Davidson, 176th N. Y Vol, Infiy,
Aid de Camp.
Capt. Mark Cox, 176th N. Y. VoL lufy; Chief of
, , lßt Lle ° t - w - H. Foster, Both Me. VoL Inl’y, Am
By command of
Brer. MaJ. Gen. J M. BRANNAV.
Official: Win, A. Coulter. A. A O ■
HEADQ’KS DISTRICT OFSAVANNAU.i
Ist Division, Dep’t of Georgia. >
Savannah, Ga., July 26,1865. J.
General Orders, »
No. 8. /
* • • • « • •
The District and Poet Provost Courts as heretofore
organized, and presided over by a Provost Judge, are
hereby dissolved, and any decisions rendered alter the
d*te of receipt of this order, by any such Court or
Judges in the District, will be considered'null and void.
By Command of
„ T Brvt. MaJ. Gen. J. M. BRANNAN.
Will. A. Coultuk, A. A. Qen, jyad
HEADQ'BS DISTRICT OP SAVANNAH, I
Ist Division, Department of Georgia, V
Savannah, Ga., July 26th, 1866. J
No. 11. /
I. At his own request, Eben Parsons, jr. Judge of
the District Provost Court, is hereby relieved uom
duty as »uch.
By command of
Brvt. Major GriTl J. M. BRANNAN.
Will. A. Coclteb, As»’t Adj't Gen. jy26
OFFICE PKOVuST M iRSHAL,
Sea LutTßjnr oroai-EOHBE,
Savannah, Ga., Jnly 27,13J6,
THE citizens of Savanna i aro hereoy requested to
report at this office all able-bodied persons, ellh -r
white or colored, who are found loitering about the
Streets. Market Houses, Wh rfes, or other places
within the'imlts of this Command, without visible
means oi support, in order that they may be prompt
ly arrested and put upon Government or other work.
CHARLES H. COY,
Capt. and Provost Martha!.
Jy2«-tf Sab District of ogeechee.