The defence of Mobile — foreign Subjects.
will find Mobile
well fortified when he reaches there, if he ever does.
The city is stripping for the impending conflict at her gates.
has issued the following address to the citizens:
Headq'rs Depart't of the Gulf,Mobile
; Ala, July 8th, 1863.
To the Citizens of Mobile
and its vicinity:
The calamity which has befallen our arms at Vicksburg
has a peculiar significance for you. Mobile
may be attacked within a very short time, and we must make every preparation for its successful defence.
All able-bodied men within the limits of the city and county must at once organize into companies, and report for duty in defence of this position.
Owners of able-bodied slaves are urged to send them immediately to work on the fortifications.
will receive the reports of the companies which may be organized, have arms issued to such as have none give orders for their instruction, and assign them to their stations.
Reports of slaves for labor on the defences may be made to Brig-Gen. Leadbetter
, who has made arrangements for their good treatment while in his employ.
We take the following paragraphs from the last orders of Gen. Maury
Conscript officers are informed that under a recent decision of the Confederate Judge
of this District, persons having domicil here are subject to conscription into the Confederate
service, even though they may have taken oath as aliens.
Major E. H. Cummins
, Assistant inspector
, General, is assigned, temporarily, to the duty of Provost Marshal