"SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS FIFTH DIVISION, No. 254. Memphis, September 27, 1862. Whereas many families of known rebels and of Confederates in arms against us having been permitted to reside in peace and comfort in Memphis, and whereas the Confederate authorities either sanction or permit the firing on unarmed boats carrying passengers and goods for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of Memphis, it is ordered that for every boat so fired on ten families must be expelled from Memphis. The provost-marshal will extend the list already prepared so as to have on it at least thirty names, and on every occasion when a boat is fired on will draw by lot ten names, who will be forthwith notified and allowed three days to remove to a distance of 25 miles from Memphis. By order of Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman: J. H. HAMMOND, Assistant Adjutant. General."
"carrying passengers and goods for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of Memphis"
Like artillery, ammunition, hard-tack, rifles, pistols, Federal soldiers, etc. etc.