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was sent to Camp Chase for refusing as Woods has done, and it should be shown why Mr. Woods expects to form an exception. You may not be aware that at the time I intended to arrest Bishop Whelan I received in his case an order from the President direct to refer the matter to him. I did so but have so far received no answer. Therefore in Mr. Woods' case I refer it to the same authority. Respectfully,


Major, &c.


Mississippi River, August 29, 1862. Commodore C. H. DAVIS,

Commanding Naval Forces in Western Waters. COMMODORE: I have the honor to inform you that none of the transports having on board prisoners of war are provided with coal for further than to Memphis and presume that you will consider it necessary to require them to stop at that point for more. I avail myself of the present detention to communicate with you in order to avoid a further special delay for the purpose. With the highest regard, I am, commodore, your obedient servant,

H. M. LAZELLE, Captain, Eighth Infantry, U. S. Army.


Mississippi River, August 29, 1862. Capt. H. M. LAZELLE, Eighth Infantry, U. S. Army.

CAPTAIN: It will suit my convenience to stop at Memphis for coal for the transports. I am anxious to communicate with the naval and military commanders at that place. I regret this detention very much and can hardly excuse the pilots, who tell me that there is water enough but that they got on one side of the channel.

With high regard and respect, I have the honor to be, your most obedient servant,

0. H. DAVIS, Commanding U.S. Naval Forces in Western Waters.

[AUGUST 30, 1862.-For reports, correspondence, &c., relating to the Union defeat at Richmond, Ky., and the capture by the Confederates of some 4,000 prisoners, see Series I, Vol. XVI, Part I, pp. 906–952, and Part II, pp. 458 et seq.)

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, August 30, 1862. Col. W. HOFFMAN, Detroit, Mich.:

Colonel Fry will be exchanged the same as others. General Curtis has withdrawn the charges against him.




Benton Barracks, Mo., August 30, 1862. Brig. Gen. L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General U. 8. Army, Washington, D. C. SIR: I have the honor to transmit herewith duplicate lists* of paroled men who have been reported at this post. The rolls are made up in reference to States, as the men have been organized into battalions. Those present have been reported on one list and the absentees without leave reported on another. The total number foots up 2,176 as follows: First Battalion, State of Iowa, present 556, absent 23, total 579; Second Battalion, States of Wisconsin and Minnesota, present 143, absent 2, total 145; Third Battalion, State of Illinois, present 320, absent 30, total 350; Fourth Battalion, State of Missouri, present 438, absent 50, total 488; Fifth Battalion, State of Minnesota, present 473, absent 141, total 614; commissioned officers from various States 12; commis. sioned and non-commissioned staff of Third Regiment of Minnesota Volunteers. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THO. J. MOKEAN, Brigadier General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding Post. One lieutenant-colonel, 5 captains, 6 first lieutenants, total officers 12; non-commissioned officers 133, equal to 266 privates; privates 637, total 903; 1,224 Shiloh prisoners, non-commissioned officers and privates, in addition to the above. 'Exchanged 2 first lieutenants and second lieutenant. Federals: 93 sergeants, 129 corporals, 7 musicians, 1 drum-major, 2 wagoners, 1,944 privates, total 2,176.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, August 30, 1862. C. C. P. BALDWIN, U. 8. Marshal, Burlington, Vt.:

Pay no attention to the habeas corpus for liberation of Lyman, Barney and Field, and if any attempt be made to liberate them from custody resist it to the utmost and report the names of all who may attempt it. By order of the Secretary of War:


Judge- Advocate.


New Orleans, August 30, 1862. Lieutenant-Colonel HESSELTINE,

Commanding Forces at Ship Island. SIR: You will release the Spanish prisoner named Mina now in confinement at Ship Island and forward him by first opportunity to report himself at these headquarters. You will also furnish as soon as possible a list of all the prisoners now confined on Ship Island with as full an account of the cause of their detention as is possible for you to make out. This is a matter of necessity and should be attended to as soon as possible, and such a list must hereafter be returned to these headquarters on the 1st and 15th of each month. By order of Major-General Butler:

R. S. DAVIS, Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

* Omitted.


New Orleans, August 30, 1862. Brig. Gen. NEAL Dow, Fort Saint Philip:

We must be furnished with a list of the prisoners at Forts Jackson and Saint Philip with as full an account of what they are confined for as possible. I have already spoken to your adjutant about it two or three times. By order of Major-General Butler:

R. S. DAVIS, Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


Mississippi River, August 30, 1862. Capt. H. M. LAZELLE, Eighth Infantry, U. S. Army.

CAPTAIN: I think the time has come for hoisting a flag of truce which will be carried to Vicksburg. I send you the material for four white flags and I have respectfully to request that you will hoist them in a conspicuous place on the four transports under your command when made up.

With high regard and respect, I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

C. H. DAVIS, Commodore, Commanding Western Flotilla.


Columbus, August 30, 1862. Capt. H. M. LAZELLE,

Eighth Infantry, U.S. Army, Vicksburg, Miss. SIR: By request of Col. W. Hoffman, commissary-general of prisoners, I have turned over to the U. S. quartermaster's department for transportation to your address the articles specified in the inclosed invoice.* I also herewith transmit a list* of the articles with the names of the parties to whom they belong, so far as it has been ascertained. I am requested by Colonel Hoffman to say to you that the boxes contain the swords of officers exchanged on the James River as well as those of officers to be exchanged at Vicksburg. Upon delivery of the articles to you be pleased to sign and return to me the inclosed duplicate receipts.* Respectfully, your obedient servant,

STOUGHTON BLISS, Assistant Quartermaster-General of Ohio.


Detroit, Mich., August 30, 1862. Maj. J. G. FONDA,

Commanding Camp Butler, Springfield, Il. MAJOR: The prisoners of war belonging to the Confederate Army now at Camp Butler will as soon as practicable be transferred via Cairo to Vicksburg, Miss., for exchange. They will move in parties of

* Omitted.

about 1,000, each party to be accompanied by a guard of one company, and will take rations with them to last them to Cairo.

Duplicate rolls will be sent with the prisoners embracing all present, all on parole and all who may be left behind sick or otherwise, with appropriate remarks accounting for the absentees. You will see that these rolls are complete and accurately made up and you will put your certificate to this effect on the back of them. They will be placed in the hands of the officer in command of the guard who will deliver them and the prisoners on his arrival at or near Vicksburg to Capt. H. M. Lazelle, Eighth Infantry, U.S. Army, agent for the delivery of prisoners of war, to whom he will report for further orders.

You will place in the hands of the commander of the guard all moneys belonging to prisoners that may be in your possession, with a certified account showing the amount due each individual, which money and account will be delivered to Captain Lazelle.

You will instruct the commander of the guard with each party to be particularly careful that none of his charge escape by the way, and that they are not interfered with in any way at stopping-places on the route. On his arrival at Cairo he will report to the general in command, who will provide all things necessary for the movement from this point.

You will call on Captain Potter, assistant quartermaster at Chicago, for transportation by railroad to Cairo.

Prisoners of war belonging to State or irregular organizations and not to the Confederate service are not now to be exchanged.

To those Confederate prisoners who do not wish to be exchanged and are willing to take the oath of allegiance to the United States you will administer the oath and discharge them. Duplicate rolls of all so discharged will be prepared and certified to by yourself, one copy to be sent to the Adjutant-General at Washington and the other to this office.

These prisoners will receive any money in your hands belonging to them. Those from the State of Tennessee, after signing certain papers prepared under the direction of Governor Johnson, of Tennessee, which will be presented by Governor W. B. Campbell, commissioner from Tennessee, will be furnished with transportation to Nashville. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN, Colonel Third Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

U. S. MILITARY Post, Salem, Mo., August 30, 1862. Col. J. M. GLOVER, Commanding Rolla Division.

COLONEL: Referring to my communication of yesterday I send inclosed copy of Lieut. Herbert Reed's report.* The prisoners were delivered this forenoon to Captain Avery for transportation to Rolla, but soon after they had started report came in that one of them, James Gallian, when about a mile distant from town had tried to run and was shot dead. I ordered the officer of the day to take a couple of men with pickaxes and spades to the spot to bury the man and ascertain the facts as far as possible. Very soon after that Lieutenant Lacy came in and reported that about one mile and a half farther the balance of the prisoners had found their end in the same way. I went out myself immediately.

* Omitted here; found in Series I, Vol. XIII, p. 260.

Gallian was buried already on the spot where he was found, some twenty-five or thirty yards to the right of the road, shot through the head. One mile and a half farther I found also to the right of the road about thirty yards distant two of the dead prisoners near together; then about sixty yards distant in the same direction a third one, and last about 200 yards distant in an opening of the woods the former senator and judge, Joshua Chilton. The three mentioned before were Alexander Chilton, William Chilton and Henry Smith. Jackson Heron, the sixth prisoner, very likely escaped. We could at least find his body nowhere, and a farmer living in the neighborhood had seen a man run past his house about the same time the shots were fired. The examination of the ground convinced me that the dead were lying on the same places where they were killed, a small pool of blood under them, no other traces near, evidence enough that they had not been dragged from one place to another.

In regard to the characters of the prisoners I wrote you already and nobody doubts that they fully deserved their fate. I have to say nothing more about Joshua Chilton, the senator. In the possession of Alexander Chilton a Government saddle and two Government horses were found. He was known as [a] way-layer; assisted in robbing trains, killing stragglers and continued this trade with more eager. ness since he took the oath of allegiance to the United States. William Chilton served in Price's army and continued to be a rebel afterwards; never took the oath. Henry Smith, one of the most desperate char: acters, was accused of the murder of Worthington, was a worthy member of Coleman's band and robbed twice the store of William Copeland in Barnesville, Reynolds County, Mo. James Gallian is was heard bragging of having murdered a man on the road of whom he took horse, equipments and $80 in money; was a regular horse thief.

A more exact report of the whole affair has reached you undoubtedly by this time through the mouth of the commanding officer of the detachment.

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. WEYDEMEYER, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Post.

CAMP BOYD, Near Rolla, Mo., August 30, 1862. Maj. ROBERT CARRICK,

Commanding Third Cavalry Missouri Volunteers. SIR: Pursuant to Special Orders, No. 103, issued at headquarters Rolla Division, Bolla, Mo., August 28, I took command of the detachment of Third Missouri Cavalry Volunteers, composed of 105 men, and proceeded as directed in said order. On arriving at Salem, Mo., I encamped for the night. Morning August 30 having learned that there was no probability of an attack on that place I returned to these headquarters, having in charge when starting six prisoners, one contraband horse and one saddle.

The prisoners were put into the hands of Lieutenant Lacy, who reports that they endeavored to effect their escape and in consequence thereof were all killed. The names of the prisoners are the following: Joshua Chilton, Alexander Chilton, Henry Smith, James Gallian, William Chilton, Jackson Heron.

GEO. S. AVERY, Captain, Commanding Detachment.

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