--The following General Order
was issued by Gen. Zollicoffer
to hi brigade, on entering Kentucky
General order, no. 84.
Headquarters, Kentucky Line, Near Albany
, Nov. 25, 1861.
We march into Kentucky
for the purpose of defending the people of a sister Southern State, against an invading Northern army and their federal adherents.
Let us be careful to do no act of injury to those we come to protect.
Let no citizen of Kentucky
be molested in his person or property, whatever his political opinions may be supposed to be, unless found in arms against us, or giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
No officer or soldier of this command will be permitted to take property belonging to any private citizen without authority from the General
Officers commanding regiments, battalions and companies, will see that this order s strictly enforced.
A few bad men must not be permitted to bring reproach upon the whole command, or by lawless acts to convert the people of Kentucky
from friends into enemies.
Severe examples must be made of the few, if any, who disregard this order.
will cause this order to be read to their several commands until all understand it.