Headquarters, 17th Regiment, Ky. Vols
In the Field, Near Mew Market, Kentucky
October 27, 1862
No fugitive slave will hereafter be allowed in this regiment, and all officers and soldiers are forbidden from employing any other than slaves or Negroes know to be free.
All fugitive lsaves are hereby ordered to leave this regiment in two weeks from this date.
All fugitive slaves within the limits of this regiment will be delivered to his owner or agen appointed, upon application whether the owner by loyal or rebel.
By command of John H. McHenry, Jr. Col., 17th Inf.
Geo. W. Gist, 1st Lt., Adjutant
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