War of the Rebellion: Serial 006 Page 0665 Chapter XVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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[Inclosure Numbers 1.] O'BANNONVILLE, May 9, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel J. F. CONOLEY,

Pensacola:

In destroying public property and such as General Sam. Jones has ordered of private property, remember that there is an act of Congress prohibiting the destruction of private property other than what can be used against us for war purposes. Tell your men that much of their regulation as honorable men and true patriots is at stake, and that coolness and judgment must characterize the destruction, and no more than what is absolutely necessary must be burned.

THOS. M. JONES,

Brigadier-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 2.] COOPER'S, May 23, 1862.

General THOMAS M. JONES:

GENERAL: No private dwellings were destroyed by my order and none were destroyed known to me, except one near the oil factory, which was unavoidable.

J. F. CONOLEY.

CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO EVENTS IN WEST FLORIDA, SOUTHERN ALABAMA, SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI, AND LOUISIANA FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 1861, TO MAY 12, 1862.

UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF FLORIDA,

Fort Pickens, Pensacola, September 3, 1861.

Lieutenant Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: The rebels have endeavored t occupy and remove the drydock, and having notified General Bragg that I should consider his doing either as an act of hostility, I last night ordered it to be burned which was one.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

HARVEY BROWN,

Colonel, Commanding.

ORDERS,

HDQRS. U. S. TROOPS AT KEY WEST, FLA., Numbers 82.

September 6, 1861.

1. Within ten days from this date all male citizens of the Island of Key West who have taken the oath of allegiance will send their names to these headquarters to be registered.

2. Within thirty days from this date all the citizens of this island are require to take the oath of allegiance to the United States.

3. At the termination of sixty days all citizens of this island who