War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0770 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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over the whole country, that the prosperity of a part is the prosperity of the whole. In every way, therefore, the utmost care will be taken to teach the inhabitants that we are their friends and not their enemies, and that wherever the authority of the United States exists there is ample security for persons and property. No seizures of property will hereafter be made in any case without written instructions from competent authority, and commanding officers will be held responsible for the good conduct of their men. When in camp there will always be an effective system of camp and police guards, and no men will be permitted to leave camp except upon the pass of the regimental commander. The various camps will be located with a view to the health of the troops, and their sanitary condition closely attended to.

By command of Major-General Herron:

WM. H. CLAPP,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. NORTHERN DIV. OF LOUISIANA, No. 104.

Alexandria, La., June 4, 1865.

1. Brigadier-General Dennis, commanding First Division, Thirteenth Corps, will establish the following garrisons: At Alexandria, the Eleventh Illinois Infantry, Colonel James H. Coates commanding the post; at NATCHITOCHES, the Twenty-first Iowa Infantry, Lieutenant-Colonel Van Anda commanding the post. Supplies for thirty days will be left at each of the places above named, and officers designated to take charge of the commissary and ordnance departments.

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By command of Major-General Herron:

WM. H. CLAPP,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN DIVISION OF LOUISIANA, Alexandria, La., June 4, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel VAN ANDA,

Commanding Twenty-first Iowa Infantry Volunteers:

COLONEL: Major-General Herron directs me to inform you that he has selected you to command the post of Natchitoches, where your own regiment will be stationed. In your intercourse with the people there the major-general commanding desire that you will do all in your power to restore confidence and promote good feeling. You will have no system of passes for the people, and will interfere in no way with trade and the transportation of products. All questions pertaining to these matters are in the hands of the Treasury agents, and they are fully instructed as to the liberal policy to be carried out. I inclose herewith copies of late orders having reference to the conduct of the troops and the condition of the freedmen. * You will endeavor to explain fully the questions arising out of the latter, and will carry our the spirit of General Orders, No. 20, from these headquarters, relating thereto.

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

WM. H. CLAPP,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See General Orders, No. 20, June 3, p. 749, and General Orders, No. 21, June 4, p. 769.

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