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The Daily Dispatch: January 20, 1865., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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ct, will go further than arrests after the offence. For some time past assaults and robberies on our streets during the night have been so frequent that citizens compelled to be out on business found it necessary to go armed. Many of these assaults and robberies have been traced to gangs of lawless and disorderly soldiers forming themselves into bands of bogus provost guards. Our citizens will be glad to learn that an effectual check has been put to these lawless proceedings. Captain Gazer, provost-marshal-general, has instituted a special provost guard to act in connection with the police and arrest all persons found on the streets after hours without the proper papers or vouchers. Every law and order-loving citizen will approve this arrangement, securing as it does his safety when out at night. Our citizens can materially assist the guard by carrying and producing a proper pass, signed by the provost-marshal or other proper authority. On Monday night a lieuten