"Impressments" in Yankee land.
--The officers of the Federal Government
continue to make seizures of persons and things.
The Provost Marshal-General
has ordered the seizure of Poliard's History of the War
, the Confederate Official Reports
, the Life of Stonewall Jackson
and his Men, and "all publications based upon rebel information," in the department of Gen Rosecrans
has seized for the United States Government all the unfinished locomotives at Portland, Maine
, which were being constructed for the Grand Trunk
Finally, there is a large business done in seizing runaway British subjects for soldiers, disloyal clergymen who refuse to pray for the Union
, and unhappy contrabands, who, if able-bodied men, have the choice of working on plantations under Yankee drivers, or being marched to slaughter by Yankee officers.