August 14, 1862
Headquarters, Ravenswood, Va.,
July 31, 1862.
1.In order more effectually to put a stop to the dissemination of treasonable information, all assemblages of secession sympathizers, under any pretext whatever, within the county of Jackson, are, for the present, prohibited, and all persons who have reason to believe that they are suspected of disloyalty are directed to remain at home, unless the most imperative necessity calls them away.
2. Persons coming to Ravenswood on business are required to leave before dark, else to remain until the next morning, without satisfactory reasons can be given for their departure after pickets are out.
3. Hereafter sales of the Cincinnati Enquirer are positively prohibited within the limits of the county.
4. No secession sympathizers will hereafter be permitted to go armed in the county of Jackson, and soldiers are instructed to seize all arms belonging to rebels and report with them to these Headquarters. By order of
Lieut. Col. Commanding Post at Ravenswood, Va.
V. H. Burry?,
Lieutenant and Post Adjutant.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: July 1862