Bernard G. Farrar Enforces Emancipation
August 16, 1862

In August 1862, Provost Marshal General Bernard G. Farrar enforced General John Schofield's order to free the slaves of Confederate owners. 

Fugitive Slaves,--Jailer Roderman has received from headquarters the following instructions, prohibiting the imprisonment of the fugitive slaves of rebels, except for crime:

Office Provost Marshal General
District of Missouri,
St. Louis, Aug 7, 1862

Special Orders No. 36

The jailor of St. Louis county is hereby directed to release all negroes now in his custody not accused of crimes, whose masters have not always been loyal to the United States Government; and he is furthermore ordered not to receive any negroes not accused of crimes, whose master cannot show that he is, and always has been, loyal to said Government.

By order of Brigadier General Schofield, Commanding District of Missouri.

Bernard G. Farrar,
Provost Marshal General District of Missouri


The Weekly Californian, August 16, 1862