The Raleigh State Journal
contains numerous extracts from the Herald of the Union,
a paper started since the occupation of Wilmington
by the Federals
, dated March 2d. It is printed with the material of the Carolinian,
but no name appears.
Among the advertisements is a card from O. S. Baldwin
, New York, to his former patrons at Wilmington
, etc., and an appeal from George Myers
in behalf of the Union
prisoners returning through Wilmington
General Orders No. 1
announce that General J. M. Schofield
assumes command of the District of North Carolina, headquarters in the field.
Other general orders announce the appointment of provost-marshals, post commanders, etc.
Special Orders No. 18
assign Brigadier-General Joseph R. Hawley
to the command of the District of Wilmington, "which will embrace all the territory under military control in rear of the army operating from Cape Fear river
as a base.
will be responsible for the protection of the depot at Wilmington
, Cape Fear harbor, and the line of railroad in rear of the army.
He will also perform the duties of provost-marshal-general for the district under his command."
Provost-marshals are authorized to administer the oath to such persons as desire to take it, and "loyal" persons will be permitted to carry on their business; everything to be governed by the same rules and regulations as have been applied to Savannah
and other captured towns.
The theatre has been opened, and Miss Eloise Bridges
and other "stars" were announced to appear.
Stores and shops have to be closed at 7 P. M., and no one is allowed to sell liquor to soldiers, under severe penalties.