November 4, 1862
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF W. W. VA.,
Oct. 22d, 1862
General Orders No.--------
The army of Western Virginia has returned to the Valley of the Kanawha to defend the loyal people against a malignant enemy. It is important that our troops, so far from the base of supplies, should be able to procure what they absolutely need upon fair and reasonable terms.---It is therefore ordered that the business of the town be resumed and the stores be reopened today and the goods be exposed for sale. Any failure to do this will be regarded as an evidence of disloyalty, and the offender will be immediately arrested. All merchandize removed from the stores and secreted, if not returned within three days from this date will be seized to be accounted for hereafter, as the Government may direct. No depreciation of our currency will be permitted on any account, and all persons are strictly forbidden from discrediting it by demanding for their property and services unreasonable prices. Any discredit in favor of the United States over that of the Confederate States will be considered an indication of sympathy with the enemy, and will be treated as a grave offense against the Government.
By order of
BRIG. GEN. ECHOLS,
R. H. Catlett, A. A. G.
HEADQ'RS DEPARTMENT S. W. Va.,
October 22d, 1862.
The act of the conscription passed by the confederate Government will be enforced in the county of Kanawha. A week's time, from this date, will be given to the patriotic to volunteer and they will be permitted to connect themselves with any army of the service that they may prefer, except the cavalry. At the expiration of the time specified, Captain Ingham, of the 60th Regiment Va. Vols. will proceed to enroll and gather up the conscripts in accordance with the provisions of the act. By order of
BRIG. GEN ECHOLS,
R. H. Catlett, A. A. G.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT S. W. Va.,
Charleston, Oct. 23rd, 1862.
It is ordered that all Banks of Discount and Deposite, within this Military District, at once resume their legitimate and usual business; and it is announced that the Treasury notes of the confederate States Government, as well as of the separate States of the confederacy, will be received on deposit and in payment of all debts, and in all of the ordinary Bank transactions upon the same basis as any other currency, which may heretofore have been received by them.
By order of Brig. Gen. Echols, commanding.
R. H. CATLETT, A. A. G.
I concur in the propriety of the above order.
J. C. McFARLAND,
President of the Branch Bank of Va.,
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: October 1862