“you can compel all clergymen within your lines to omit from their church services any portion you may deem treasonable”

Col. Hillyer wrote Brig. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut, “I am directed by Major-General Grant to say to you that you can compel all clergymen within your lines to omit from their church services any portion you may deem treasonable, but you will not compel the insertion or substitution of anything.”

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 5, p 150

O.R., I, xvii, part 2, 30

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