July 25 1861 “No expeditions will be fitted out for the purpose of arresting suspected persons”

July 25 1861 Issued order, “[F]or the guidance of all concerned, the following orders will be published to the several commands composing the force of this place.  No wandering will be permitted and every violation of this order will be summarily and severely punished.

“No soldier will be allowed to go more than one mile beyond his camp except under order or by special permission on pain of being dealt with as a deserter.  No expeditions will be fitted out for the purpose of arresting suspected persons without first getting permission from these Head Quarters.  Soldiers will not be permitted to be out of their camps after retreat roll call and all such absentees will be punished by confinement and extra tours of guard duty.”

National Archives RG 94 “21st Ill. Order Book” Gen Order No 1

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