Reprinted in Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1862), IV: 72.
William Watson Davis, The Civil War and Reconstruction in Florida (New York: Columbia University Press, 1913), 165.
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Fort Barrancas, Pensacola, Florida
March 30, 1862
For the information of all concerned:
There are certain lounging, worthless people, white as well as colored, who frequent Pensacola and vicinity, and have no observable occupation. Their intentions may be honest; but the colonel commanding does not believe it, and as he has no use for their presence, they are warned to leave, or the consequence must rest on their own heads. The gallows is erected in Pensacola, and will be in constant use on and after the third of April, 1862. The town is under complete martial law.
Colonel T.M. Jones, CSA