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Some of these district provost marshals have been identified: Third District of Mississippi, Lieutenant Colonel J. Hanlon; First District of Alabama, Lieutenant Colonel John W. Estes; and Second District of Alabama, Lieutenant Colonel T. H. Baker. See Appendix I. Page 10 and the discipline of the army. Polk then requested authority to raise companies of exempt men to be used by the provost marshals to enforce his orders. The request was denied on the grounds that commanders in the field had no legal means to enroll or conscript men.
II, pp. 202203. Page 2 Across the new national border the Federal army was rapidly expanding. Union military leaders, especially that brilliant organizer General George B. McClellan, saw the need for an apparatus to enforce discipline, and police units were soon on duty both in Washington and with the Union forces concentrating south of the Federal capital. On assuming command McClellan formalized the provost system in Washington, established military prisons, and took steps to control vice and the movement of the masses of citizen soldiers.
These "skulkers" or "bomb-proofs,"7 as they were called, may well have been favorites of Major Howard or had family connections that made him feel it expedient to favor them. Initially many provost duties were performed by civilians. 8 By appointing the mayor of Norfolk provost marshal of that city, Davis clearly indicated his wish to quiet civilian fears of military control of the city. In the eyes of the populace, the mayorthe civilian authoritywould still have control. A civilian, H. M. 9 The commanders of armies or forces in the field were also cognizant of civilian fears of military usurpation.
Abraham Lincoln by Tonya Leslie