Headquarters Western Sub-District of Texas Broadside
This collection consists of one Civil War era broadside regarding cotton smuggling through the Rio Grande Valley including Eagle Pass, Laredo, Rio Grande City, and Edinburg written by Confederate Brigadier General James Edwin Slaughter.
"Headquarters Wester Sub-Distrct of Texas, Brownsville, December 9, 1864.
General Orders, No. 12,
In accordance with orders from District Headquarters, the following instructions to troop [sic] serving in this District, are again promulgated for the information of all concerned.
Eagle Pass, Laredo, Rio Grande City and Edinburg have been ordered open ports for the ex-portation of all cotton by the way of the frontier; and any cotton found crossing the river at any other point, expect by special permission from these Headquarters, or evidently proceeding to any other than the designated ports, will be confiscated and one-half of the proceeds of sale will be awarded to the captors.
Upon arrival within forty miles of the river all trains must take the regular road, and any train found deviating therefrom, will be considered as evading this order, and the cotton will be confiscated.
By command of Brig. Gen. J.E. Slaughter. L. G. Aldrich, A. A. Gen'l."
- Creation: 1864-12-09
- Slaughter, James Edwin, 1827-1901 (Person)
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1 Items (Small broadside) ; 11mm x 17mm
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Small tear on lower middle right. Slight stains on upper part of document. Pencil marking at top.
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