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has not committed any overt act of violation of the law of war which will deprive him of the privileges of that law. You will therefore deal with him as a proper subject for parole or exchange under the cartel. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. A. CAMPBELL, Assistant Secretary of War.
HEADQUARTERS, Peach Creek, Miss., November 25, 1862. Lieut. Gen. J. C. PEMBERTON, Jackson, Miss.
GENERAL: I have the honor to inform you that I wrote to the Federal authorities at Helena, Ark., as directed by you. They returned my letter saying to Lieutenant Musgrave, the bearer of the dispatches, that they could not recognize a communication from a captain, and if you wished to communicate with that department you could do so directly. General, hoping you will take some steps to relieve Private Morris, I remain, your obedient servant,
W. C. MAXWELL, Captain, Commanding Peach Creek Rangers.
RICHMOND, November 27, 1862. General JOHN GREGG:
Refer to General Pemberton the case of prisoners mentioned in your dispatch. He will exercise a sound discretion in receiving and distrib. uting them to different companies on their taking the oath of allegiance to the Confederacy. Our own citizens who enlist in the Federal service must when captured be regarded like other captives or prisoners of war.
S. COOPER, Adjutant and Inspector General.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF HENRICO,
Richmond, November 27, 1862. Captain TURNER, Commanding C. 8. Prisons.
SIR: You will call upon Major Griswold, Captain Warner and Captain Alexander to deliver to you all of the negro prisoners now in their possession and to give an account of all that have been delivered to them. You will please attend to this immediately. By order of General Winder:
W. S. WINDER, Assistant Adjutant-General.
ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Richmond, November 28, 1862.
VI. M. W. de Bollé is appointed an assistant agent for the exchange of prisoners at Vicksburg, Miss., and will receive out of the appsopriation of contingencies for the army the pay of captain of infantry while 80 acting. By command of Secretary of War:
JNO. WITHERS, Assistant Adjutant-General.
WAR DEPARTMENT, Richmond, Va., November 30, 1862. General G. T. BEAUREGARD, Commanding, &c.
GENERAL: The question as to the slaves taken in Federal uniform and with arms in their
hands as presented to you by the letter of Brigadier-General Mercer of the 14th instant, and by you forwarded to this Department, has been considered in conference with the President. Slaves in flagrant rebellion are subject to death by the laws of every slave holding State, and did circumstances admit without too great delays and military inconvenience might be handed over to the civil tribunals for condemnation. They cannot be recognized in any way as soldiers subject to the rules of war and to trial by military courts; yet for example and to repress any spirit of insubordination it is deemed essential that slaves in armed insurrection should meet condign punishment. Summary execution must therefore be inflicted on those taken, as with the slaves referred to by General Mercer, under circumstances indicative beyond doubt of actual rebellion. To guard, how. ever, against the possible abuse of this grave powerunder the iminediate excitement of capture or through over-zeal on the part of subordinate officers it is deemed judicious that the discretion of deciding and giving the order of execution should be reposed in the general commanding the special locality of the capture.
You will therefore instruct Brigadier-General Mercer to exercise this discretion of decision and summary execution in the case of the slaves referred to by him and any others hereafter captured under like circumstances. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, yours,
JAMES A. SEDDON,
Secretary of Tar.
(Copy to General Forney, Mobile, Ala., December 13, 1862, for his guidance.)
Brigades, Divisions, Corps, Armies, and improvised organizations are “Mentioned" under name of com-
manding officer; State and other organizations under their official designation.
Aaronson, Frederick G., 446.
Allison, C. W. B., 336.
357, 386, 391, 401, 402, 424, 484, 548, 566, 757, 760.
184, 223, 241-243, 252, 317, 365, 375, 376, 395, 434,
Adjutant-General's Office, U. S. A.-Continued.
Kinney, P., 541, 556.
625, 645, 656, 657, 673, 690, 692, 703.
302, 310, 563.
119, 292, 460.
413, 502, 614.
317, 357, 603, 621, 657.
Vyndham, P., 475.
179, 611; No. 60, 45: No. 67, 30, 179, 214, 611;
Adjutant-General's Office, U. S. A.--Continued.
Orders, Special, series 1861: Nos. 327, 335, 559.
133, 1; No. 134, 20; No. 207, 486.
Bragg, B., 843, 936.
Van Dorn, Earl, 855.
46, 269, 795; No. 53, 830; No. 54, 831, 836,
No. 86, 941.
145, 788; No. 163, 797; No. 182, 841; No.
233, 911; No. 279, 953.
Place of delivery, 267, 939, 940, 942.
ery, etc., of Prisoners.
Correspondence, J. A. Dix, 619, 620.
Infantry--Regiments : 1st, 182, 871; 41st, 800.
Miscellaneous-Hilliard's Legion, 800, 887, 892.
Capacity, etc., of barracks pear, 78-81.
Correspondence, Jefferson Davis, 860.
Correspondence. See John M. Schofield.
Correspondence, S. Colfax, 767.
Allen, William, Lieutenant, 444.
Adjutant-General's Office, U.S. A., 3.36.
Lazelle, H. M., 680.
Escape of prisoners, 317, 318, 486-489, 740, 741.
Inspections. 734, 735, 763-765.
Correspondence, War Department, C. S., 810.
Correspondence. See Daniel H. Hill.
Correspondence, L. Merrill, 597.
Correspondence, W. W. Loring, 840.
Correspondence. See Horatio G. IT right.
Correspondence, Governor of New York, 433.
Camp for paroled prisoners, 94.
489, 691, 692.
Athey, William W., 442.
Atkinson, James, 919.
Atkinson, John Mayo Pleasants, 448, 931.
Atlantic, Steamer, 294, 303, 314.
Blount, F.S., 805.
Davis, Jefferson, 806.
War Department, C.S., 806.
Attorney-General's Ofice, U. S.
Missouri, Governor of, 742.
War Department, U. S., 335.
Atwood, William S., 603.
Correspondence, J. A. Cravens, 411.
Averell, William W., 47.
Avery, George S.
Correspondence, R. Carrick, 472.
Report of scout to Current River, Mo., August
24-28, 1862, 472.
Avery, Isaac W., 27.
Avery, William T., 51, 434, 435.
Avey, Francis M., 138, 140, 141, 533-535.
Ayres, D. W., 448.
Babb, James W., 919.
Babcock, D. S., 303.
Baca y Salazar, Jesus Maria, 530.
Bachia, Richard A.
Correspondence, J. H. Winder, 873.
Bacon, Private, 635.
Badgley, John, 583.
Baer, Harry G.
Pennsylvania, Governor of, 741.
Turner, T. P., 741.
Baer, James S., 579.
Bagaley, Theodore, 441.
Bagley, W. H., 443.
Bailey, Doctor, 37.
Bailey, G. P., 440.
Bailey, James E.
Correspondence, War Department, U.S., 38.
Bailey, Michael, 578.
Bailey, Robert A., 839, 855.
Bailhache, William H., 192.
Baird, William, 439.
Baker, A. S.
Correspondence. See William E. Doster.
Baker, Charles H., 584.
Baker, Edward A., 760.
Baker, Edward D., 100.
Baker, Edward L., 158.
Baker, James, 500, 732.
Correspondence, Governor of Now York, 433.
Baker, Lafayette C.
Camp, J.J., 380.
War Department, U.S., 313, 314, 366.