All persons interested are called upon to give information to commanding officers of all cases of spoliation that may come under their notice, and, if possible, the names, company, and regiment of the men engaged in such acts, with all other facts in any way connected with the matter. Should their complaint, lodged with a commanding officer, fail to elicit a rigid investigation and summary punishment of the guilty, they are requested to call directly upon these headquarters for redress.
Renewed vigilance is enjoined upon all officers, and it is made their duty, and they are hereby called upon to assist the major-general commanding in the through execution of an order which so nearly concerns the public good.
By order of Major-General Gilmer:
J. H. ALEXANDER,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. FIRST MILITARY DISTRICT,
No. 15. Mount Pleasant, March 21, 1864.
The undersigned, in accordance with instructions from the headquarters of the department, assumes command of the First Military District.
N. G. EVANS,
CHARLESTON, S. C., March 22, 1864.
Brigadier General WILLIAM B. TALIAFERRO,
Commanding Seventh Military District, James Island:
GENERAL: Please report the particulars of the capture of our pickets at Legare's place.
H. W. FEILDEN,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,
Camp Milton, March 22, 1864.
Colonel W. B. TABB,
COLONEL: Your note of the 20th instant, making inquiry as to movements of Lieutenant-Colonel Harris' cavalry command in the event of the enemy advancing from Jacksonville, has been submitted to the major-general commanding, who directs me to say that should such a contingency arise the original order will be strictly carried out.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
WM. G. BARTH,
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