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OPERATIONS IN MO., ARK., KANS., AND IND. T. Chapter XVIII.

III. In view of the rapid extension of steamboat navigation into disloyal State, and the importance of having the boats engage in such navigation controlled by loyal citizens, it is ordered that all licenses to pilots and engineers navigating the waters of the military department be revoked from and after the 15th proximo, and that said pilots and engineers take out new licenses from the "supervising inspector," who will only grant licenses to persons of approved loyalty; or, in case of doubt, will require bond with security for the loyal conduct of such engineers and pilots.

By command of Major-General Halleck:

N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 13.

Saint Louis, March 30, 1862.

I. Commanders of army corps, divisions, and brigades, and of military districts, where their commands are equal to a brigade, are authorized to order military commissions to try offenses against the laws of war, which are not triable by general court-martial; but all sentences of such commissions extending to loss of life, or confiscation of property or imprisonment exceeding the term of thirty days, must be confirmed by the commanding general of the department.

II. The attention of all such commanders, and of all officers of military commissions, is called to Genera Orders, Numbers 1, of 1862, Department of the Missouri, in relation to the powers and duties of commissions as distinguished from courts-martial.

By command of Major-General Halleck:

N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.



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OPERATIONS IN MO., ARK., KANS., AND IND. T. Chapter XVIII.