if found guilty, he also will suffer death.
Where injuries are done to railroads or telegraph lines, the commanding officer of the nearest post will immediately impress into service for repairing damages, the slaves of all secessionists in the vicinity, and if necessary the secessionists themselves and their property.
Any pretended Union man, having information of intended attempts to destroy such roads and lines, or of the guilty panties, who does not communicate such intention to the proper authorities, and give aid and assistance in arresting and punishing them, will be regarded as particaps criminis, and treater accordingly.
Hereafter the towns and counties in which such destruction of public property takes place, will be made to pay expenses of all repairs, unless it bestowed that the people of such town or counties could not have prevented it, on account of the superior force of the enemy.
By order of Maj. Gen. Halleck. John C. Kelton, Ass't Adjt Gen.