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Bates County Civil War



General Order #11-8/25/1863
Signed by Union Brigadier General Thomas Ewing, Jr.

First: All persons living in Cass, Jackson, and Bates counties, and in that part of Vernon county
within the District, with the exception of those residing within one mile of Union-held towns
and except those in that part of Kaw Township, Jackson county, north of Brush Creek
and west of the Big Blue River, embracing Kansas City and Westport, are hereby
ordered to move from their present places of residence within 15 days. Those who within
that time establish their loyalty to the satisfaction of the commanding officer of the military
station nearest their present place of residence, will received from him certificates
stating that facts of their loyalty and the names by whom it can be shown. All who
receive such certificates will be permitted to remove to any military station in this district or
to any part of the state of Kansas, except all the counties on the eastern border of the state.
All others shall remain out of the district.

Second: all grain or hay in the fields or under shelter in the District from which the
inhabitants are required to move within reach of military stations, after the ninth of September
will be taken to such stations and turned over to the proper officers there; and report of the
amount so turned over made to the district headquarters specifying the names
of all loyal owners and the amount of such produce taken from them. All grain and hay found
in such district after the ninth of September next, not removed to such stations will be destroyed.