From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/31/1862, p. 1, c. 5

Dismissal of Provost Detectives. The order sent by Gen. Winder on Monday dismissing the special detectives employed in the office of Maj. Griswold, Provost Marshal of Richmond, did not state that the dismissal was for "malfeasance bribery, corruption, and incompetency;" it merely stated that the dismissal was in consequence of a determination on the part of the commencing General to adopt a new system of police on the 1st of November.





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