Doc. 134.-General Boyle's order.
headquarters District of Kentucky, Louisville, July 25, 1863.By authority of the General Commanding the Department, the following General Order is made: 1. It is ordered that no forage or other property belonging to loyal citizens in the State of Kentucky be seized or impressed except in cases of absolute necessity, and then only on written authority from the headquarters of the Twenty-third army corps, or from these headquarters. 2. Whenever it becomes necessary to seize or impress private property for military purposes, the property of sympathizers with the rebellion  and of those opposed to furnishing any more men or any more money to maintain the Federal Government and suppress the rebelion will be first seized and impressed.< 3. The negroes of loyal citizens will not be impressed on the public works and military roads unless absolutely necessary. The negroes of citizens who are for no more men and no more money to suppress the rebellion, and the supporters, aiders, and abettors of such, will be first impressed, and officers detailed for the purpose are required strictly to observe this order in the execution of their duties. 4. All horses of the enemy captured or subject to capture will be taken possession of by Quartermasters, and reported to Captain Jenkins, Chief-Quartermaster, Louisville, who is ordered to allow loyal citizens to retain horses to supply the places of those taken by the enemy; but disloyal persons mentioned in paragraphs two and three, who encourage raids by the enemy, will not in any case be allowed to retain captured horses or horses justly subject to capture. 5. For all property seized or impressed, proper and regular vouchers will be given, with indorsement as to the loyalty or disloyalty of the owners of the property. By order of