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General Orders No. 12 issued by U.S. Army Brigadier General Mason Brayman, Headquarters, Post of Bolivar in Bolivar, Tennessee, dated April 16, 1863. In order to curtail the activities of guerrillas and "bands of robbers, under Street, Richardson, Wood, Neely and others" all passes are revoked and must be turned into the Provost Marshal. New passes will be issued only to persons known to be loyal and only four points in the lines will be open to transit. The document also lists the punishments for those caught without permits, trading without permits, wearing uniforms illegally, or Union soldiers out of uniform. Bolivar was occupied by Union troops for most of the war from the spring of 1862 until the end of the war in April 1865.
"General Orders No. 12, Post of Bolivar, Tennessee, 1863" (2021). United States and beyond. 40.