The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 24, In Three Parts. Part 3, Correspondence, etc. Page: 611
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CHAP. XXXVI.] CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE. 611
ure is issued by the judge upon the exhibition of the libel, and the
property is condemned upon proof of the facts charged. A suit in the
same court may be brought against those who have succeeded in evad-
ing the vigilance of the officers. If this property has become the prop-
erty of any of the officers of the United States or the camp followers,
or is found in their camps, magazines, &c., it will fall under the fifty-
seventh article of the Articles of War.
As trading with an enemy is prohibited by the general laws of nations,
the property thus acquired may be treated as still belonging to the
enemy, and is disposable as other property taken in war. The act of
sequestration provides for the disposition of property of this descrip-
This statement of the laws in force will sufficiently enable you to act
so as to carry into effect their object.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, for Secretary of War,
J. A. CAMPBELL,
Assistant Secretary of War.
Abstract from return of the Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana, Lieut.
Gen. John C. Pemberton, C. S. Army, commanding, for January 31, 1863.
First District (Ruggles) ........... 117 1, 290 1,717 3,119 Headquarters, Columbus, Miss.
Second District (Stevenson) :
Stevenson') division--........... 634 8, 429 10, 775 16, 785 Headquarters, Vicksburg.
Smith's division ............... 465 5, 824 8, 516 10, 520
Maury's division .............. I 417 5, 049 7, 471 11, 584
Total Second District ....... 1, 516 I 19, 302 26, 762 38, 889
Third District* (Gardner) .--..... 1, 019 11, 353 15, 802 20, 733 Headquarters, Port Hudson, Li
Fourth District (John Adams) .. 22 80 172 388 Headquarters, Jackson, Miss.
Loring's division ..--............ 483 5,715 7,413 10,032 Cavalry not accounted for.
Van Dorn's cavalry...... .... ....... ..... ...... ...... . .. ... No report received.
Grand total.--..... ............ 3,157 37,740 51, 866 73, 161
Organization of the troops in the Department of Mississippi and .Easte, at
Louisiana, Lieut. Gen. John G. Pemberton, 0. S. Army, commandig,
January 31, 1863.
FIRST MILITARY DISTRICT.
Brig. Gen. DANIEL RUGGLES.
13th Alabama Battalion, Partisan Rangers. White's Mississippi cavalry company
3d Mississippi Battalion, State troops. 2d Tennessee Cavalry.
4th Mississippi Cavalry. Owens' Arkansas battery.
5th Mississippi Regiment, State troops. Thrall's Arkansas battery.
Gillelyn's Mississippi cavalry company, Rice's Tennessee Heavy Artillery.
State troops. Heavy Artillery Battalion.
Warren's Mississippi Partisan Rangers.
* Known also as the District of Louisiana, or Gardner's division.
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