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Major-General Henry W. Halleck to the Citizens of St. Louis, Missouri, January 26, 1862

Henry Wager Halleck, detail
Union officials continued to struggle with overt signals of support for the Confederacy throughout Missouri, not least in the state's largest city of St. Louis. In this most recent order, Major-General Henry Wager Halleck, commander of the Depeartment of the Missouri, reacted to such provocations in St. Louis, demanding that all members of the city's business community take the oath of allegiance and asserting that open displays of support for "the enemy" would be met with arrests and confiscations. (By John Osborne)

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