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rance of the danger from a temporary cessation of intercourse will only strengthen the ties which bind us together. In the darkest hours of our history, the protection extended to us by Almighty God has been so manifest, as even to be acknowledged by candid foes. Their victories have been to them as fruit turning to ashes on their lips; our defeats have been chastenings to improve us and arouse our energies. On His help and our own right arms we steadfastly rely; counting on aid neither from the policy of neutral nations, nor from the distractions in the midst of our enemies, we look confidently forward to the day when thirteen confederate States will in peace and safety occupy their rightful position among the great powers of the earth. Thomas O. Moore, Governor of the State of Louisiana. F. R. Lubbock, Governor of the State of Texas. Harris Flannagan, Governor of the State of Arkansas. Thomas C. Reynolds, Governor of the State of Missouri. Marshall, Texas, August 18, 1863.
rties cannot be reached, the commanders of regiments and detachments will be held responsible, and those who prove themselves unequal to the task of preserving discipline in their commands, will be promptly reported to the War Department for mustering out. Summary punishment must be inflicted upon all officers and soldiers apprehended in acts of violence or lawlessness. By order of Major-General U. S. Grant. T. S. Bowers, A. A. A. G. General Thomas's order. Vicksburgh, Miss., August 18, 1863. special orders No. 45.-Under instructions from the Secretary of War, the undersigned hereby announces his return to this region of the country for the purpose of continuing the organization into the military service of the United States of all able-bodied male persons of African descent, who may come within our lines, or who may be brought in by our troops, or who may already have placed themselves under the protection of the Federal Government; also to take such measures as may pro