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February 13, 1862

Staunton Spectator
February 18, 1862

Headquarters, 2nd Brigade, Army N. West.

Special Order
No. 16.

Camp Alleghany,
Feb. 13, 1862.

In future, all boxes, bundles, packages, &c., containing articles for the officers or men of this Command, or for sale, will be subjected to a strict search at the outer pickets, and re-examined at the office of the Provost Marshal. Should liquor of any kind be found therein, unless special permission has been given the party by the General Commanding, the whole contents, liquor, clothing, eatables, &c, will be confiscated, and the persons so offending punished to the full extent of military law.

By command of

Brig. Gen. Ed. Johnson,
Commanding Line.

Edward Willis,
Asst. Adjt. Gen.

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