be taken for the preservation of our highest interests.
The Brig. Genl. Commanding the Sub District
therefore announces frankly what is hereafter to be the
condition of the people who remain in Galveston,
and on the Island after this date, so that they may
be prepared for a rigerous [sic] exercise of the military law
in this City and vicinity, and to afford them the
opportunity to change their residences in due season.
This order is not intended to interfere with the
regular execution of civil law within my lines except
so far as is necessary for the enforcement of military
discipline and the orders and regulations for the
government of the camp.
Henry E. McCulloch
Brig. Genl. Comdg. Eastern
Military Sub Dist. of Texas.
(Signed) Albert N. Mills.
Capt. & A.A.G.
Special Orders Regarding Galveston, issued by Henry McCulloch, August 28, 1863. Records of Governor Francis R. Lubbock, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.