, having established himself on Roanoke Island
conjointly with Com. Golds
-borough, a Proclamation, in which he said:
The Government asks only that its authority may be recognized; and we repeat, in no manner or way does it desire to interfere with your laws, constitutionally established, your institutions of any kind whatever, your property of any sort, or your usages in any respect.
, soon after establishing himself at Nashville, Tenn.
, thus demonstrated his undoubted devotion to the “constitutional guaranties;” making no distinction between Rebels and loyal citizens:
Gen. Joseph Hooker
, commanding on the Upper Potomac
the following order:
Hereupon, some fifteen mounted civilians rode up to the camp of Brig.-Gen. Sickles
's Excelsior Brigade, having just fired two pistol-shots, with evident intent to kill, at a negro running off; and thus created no little excitement among the soldiers; who, though generally enlisted with