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Gen. Zollicoffer's General order on entering Kentucky.

--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 in command. 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. Commanding officers will cause this order to be read to their several commands until all understand it.

By order of Brig. Gen. F. K. Zollicoffer.
Pollok B. Lee, A. A. General.

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