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Title Post order Nos. 8
Object Name Documents
Scope & Content A letter written by Colonel K. Rich, Post Order Nos. 8, Fernandina, Fla., dated May 22, 1862, pertaining to the employment of Negroes.

Head Quarters
Fernandina Fla.
May 22nd 1862,
Post-order No. 8

In conformity with General order No.7, from Head Quarters, Northern District, Department of the South, it is hereby ordered that all persons not directly connected with, and under the written orders of the Military authorities, arriving at this Post, Shall at once report at the Post Adjutants office, and where not already provided with such written authority from a Superior officer of the Department, a permit to remain will be necessary from the commanding Officer, faling in which the person so neglecting this order will be liable to arrest by the Provost Marshal--
II. The Negroes employed in the Quarter Masters Department at this Post will at once be provided with papers of identification Stating duty, name, probable age, etc. All negroes arriving from portions of the country not at present under the full control of the authorities of the United States will be directed to the Provost Marshal who will see that they are provided with the necessary descriptive papers, permits, etc. when they will be immediately sent to these Head Quarters, that the proper disposition may be made of them.
By order of Col. R. Rich, Comdg Post

Joseph Noble
2nd Lieut Co. A
Act. Post Adjt.
Catalog Number 1999.001.001
Collection AIMH
Accession number 1999.001
Caption Postal order Nos. 8
Number of images 3
People Rich, "K" (Col.)
Noble, Joseph (2nd Lieut.)
Search Terms Department of the South
Subjects Military camps
Civil War
Classification African Americans
War