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dron, James Gordon, A. Abbott, J. M. Dowell, Prince William County Va.; Capt. Lyman Isaacs, taken prisoner at Winchester in Banks retreat.

SAINT LOUIS, Mo., August 22, 1862. Maj. Gen. S. R. OURTIS,

Commanding Army of the Southwest, Helena, Ark. GENERAL: Having been charged with the duty of exchanging pris. oners of war it is important that I should be furnished with accurate lists of all Confederate prisoners subject for exchange. Will you please furnish me at the earliest day possible (to be forwarded to Washington) a list of any you may have paroled, specifying rank and regiment, and in case of enlisted men the letter of the company; also lists of any prisoners held in your camp. If you have made any exchanges lists of such showing for whom the officers and men were exchauged should be sent to the Adjutant-General's Office. The place of delivery is at or near Vicksburg, Miss., where you can send under flag of truce any prisoners you may parole for exchange, taking receipts on the lists from the agent who receives them, one to be delivered to said agent, the other to be forwarded to the Adjutant-General's Office. I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant- General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Saint Louis, August 22, 1862. Brig. Gen. THOMAS J. McKEAN,

Commanding at Benton Barracks, Mo. GENERAL: The Adjutant-General of the Army desires that you will forward to bis office as early as possible a list in duplicate giving names, rank, companies and regiments of all Federal paroled prisoners to be exchanged and now at Benton Barracks.

It is very urgent that this list should be in duplicate and furnished as soon as possible. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Ń. H. MCLEAN, Assistant Adjutant-General.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,
No. 288.

New Orleans, August 22, 1862. Edward Le Beau having in conjunction with Edgar Le Beau against the orders of the commanding general of this department destroyed arms belonging to the Confederate States for the purpose of depriving the United States of the use of the arms and having buried arms for the purpose of depriving the United States of them, are sentenced to confinement on Ship Island for the term of one year. The arms will be confiscated, and the negro boy who gave the information of the concealed arms-George Washington Walker-will be emancipated. The proper act of emancipation will be made out by the provost court for that purpose. By order of Major-General Butler:

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

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HELENA, ARK., August 22, 1862. Major-General HALLECK, Commanding U. 8. Army.

SIR: To-day for the first time a letter from General Lee,* C. S. Army, dated near Richmond, 2d instant, fell under my observation charging Brig. Gen. G. N. Fitch with having murdered in cold blood two peaceful citizens. I have no claim to the title, being plain colonel, but am doubtless the officer alluded to. Some journal lauded me during the late White River Expedition for the alleged hanging of two hostages. General Lee censures me for the same supposed act.

The praise and censure are alike undeserved and the charge in both cases without the shadow of foundation in fact. However many of them may have deserved different treatment not a man was killed by the troops under my command except in fair action. I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. N. FITCH,
Colonel Forty-sixth Indiana Volunteers,
Commanding Brigade and late White River Expedition.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Indianapolis, August 22, 1862. Maj. W. S. PIERSON,

Commanding Depot of Prisoners of War, Sandusky, Ohio. MAJOR: Col. W. A. Quarles, of the Forty-second Tennessee Regiment, a prisoner of war at the Sandusky depot, will be exchanged for Col. P. Kinney, Fifty-sixth Ohio Volunteers, and to this end you will grant to Colonel Quarles a parole by which he will be bound to proceed via Saint Louis to Vicksburg, Miss., and then report himself in person on or before the 15th of September next to Capt. H. M. Lazelle, Eighth Infantry, U. S. Army, agent for the delivery of prisoners of war or whoever may be doing this duty.. In the parole in addition to the ordinary restrictions you will require the colonel to pledge himself that he will in no way directly or indirectly by word or act give counteDance or encouragement to resistance to the authority of the United States, or do anything in any way prejudicial to its interest. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

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

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Indianapolis, August 22, 1862. Col. D. G. ROSE, Commanding Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Ind.

COLONEL: The prisoners of war at Camp Morton will be immediately transferred under the supervision of Capt. H. M. Lazelle, Eighth Infantry, to Vicksburg, Miss., for exchange. They will be divided into three parties which will leave the camp on successive days beginning to-morrow by cars for Cairo, where they will embark on steamboats. A company will be detailed as a guard for each party and the three companies will return from Vicksburg together under command of the senior officer. Captain Lazelle will communicate to you my instructions in relation to the details of the movement. The guerrillas and politicai prisoners at the camp will be sent to the depot at Sandusky. The former will leave on Sunday evening at 5 o'clock under a guard of one company and the latter will leave on Monday evening at the same hour under a suitable guard. Caution the commanders to be particularly careful that none are permitted to escape and require them to obtain receipts for all prisoners delivered. Complete rolls of all pris. oners, giving full particulars of time and place of arrest and charges must accompany each party to be turned over to the commanders of the depot, and any moneys in your possession belonging to prisoners must be transmitted to the commanding officer by the hands of the commander of the guard, with a detailed account showing the amount due each individual. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

* See Lee to General Commanding U. S. Army, August 2, p. 328.

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

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Indianapolis, August 22, 1862. Col. D. G. Rose, Commanding Camp Morton, Indianapolis, Ind.

COLONEL: I have directed Capt. H. W. Freedley, Third Infantry, U. S. Army, to supervise the transfer of prisoners of war from Camp Morton as directed in my letter of instructions to you of this date, and to see to the preparation of all papers and accounts necessary for the settlement of all matters connected with prisoners of war at the camp. Please render him any assistance he may require. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

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

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Indianapolis, August 22, 1862. Capt. H. M. LAZELLE, Eighth U. 8. Infantry, Indianapolis, Ind.

CAPTAIN: You have been appointed by the Adjutant-General U. S. Army agent for the delivery of prisoners of war at or near Vicksburg, Miss., subject to future exchange. The name of the agent of the Confederate States who is to receive the prisoners will be furnished to you as soon as it is received from Washington.

The prisoners of war at Camp Morton will be forwarded to Cairo by rail and thence on steamers to Vicksburg under a flag of truce. They will leave in three detachments—the first to-morrow evening, the second on Friday evening and the third on Saturday evening, both at the same hour as the first.

Each party will take with them rations for the day on which they leave, and for the next day you will [illegible the first command.

A guard of one company will be provided by the commander of Camp Morton to accompany each party. The three parties will be assembled at Cairo whence they will leave at the same time on steamboats under convoy, the whole being under your orders.

The commanding officer at Cairo has been instructed to furnish all things that may be necessary for the movement.

All moneys belonging to prisoners in the hands of Colonel Rose will be turned over to you with a detailed account of the amount due each person, and the amount will be given to the prisoners by you when they are turned over to the Confederate agent.

You will be furnished with duplicate rolls of all prisoners to be exchanged, and when they are delivered to the agent of the Confederate States you will take his receipt on both rolls for all prisoners present, one of the rolls being left in his hands and the other you will forward to the Adjutant-General at Wasbington.

All the prisoners of war at Camp Chase, Sandusky depot, Camp Douglas, Camp Butler and the military prison at Alton, Ill., in all about 12,000, will be forwarded to Vicksburg via Cairo where they will report to you, and you will deliver them to the agent of the Confederate States, being governed by the above instructions.

As soon as you can dispense with the services of the several guards you will order them to their respective stations.

Having performed this service you will report to me in person at Detroit, Mich. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

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

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OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Indianapolis, August 22, 1862. Capt. H. W. FREEDLEY,

Third Infantry, U. 8. Army, Indianapolis, Ind. CAPTAIN: You will superintend the forwarding from Camp Morton to Cairo, Ill., the prisoners of war ordered to Vicksburg for exchange according to the instructions furnished the commander of the camp. You will carefully compare the rolls which accompany each detachment with the men present and see that they are strictly correct, and you will certify on the back of the rolls to this effect. See that the accounts of moneys belonging to prisoners which are sent with each detachment are carefully and accurately made out. Administer the oath of allegiance to all prisoners of war who are willing to take it and release them. Have duplicate rolls of all who are thus released prepared, one copy to be sent to the Adjutant-General at Washington and one to the office of the commissary-general of prisoners. A party of guerrilla prisoners and a party of political prisoners are to be sent from Camp Morton to the depot at Sandusky; see that correct rolls of them go with them and that they are properly supplied with provisions. Have the account of the prisoners' fund made up immediately and forward a copy to me at Detroit; a detailed bill of purchase must accompany it. If the services of the clerks in the quartermaster's office, prisoners of war, are required to assist in making up his accounts you may permit them to remain on parole with the condition that they will proceed via Cairo to Vicksburg and then report to Captain Lazelle for exchange on or before the 15th proximo. Having performed this service you will report to me in person at Chicago, Ill. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

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

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Indianapolis, August 22, 1862. Capt. J. A. EKIN,

Assistant Quartermaster, U. S. Army, Indianapolis, Ind. CAPTAIN: The prisoners of war at Camp Morton are to be imme. diately transferred to Vicksburg, Miss., for exchange and you will make arrangement for their transportation from this point to Cairo, Ill., by railroad, commencing to-morrow. A guard of one company will accompany each detachment of about 1,000 for which transportation will be included. The prisoners from Tennessee wbo have taken the oath of allegiance will be furnished with transportation to Nashville, Tenn. You are also required to furnish transportation for the guerrillas and political prisoners now in confinement at Camp Morton, The guerrillas will go in one party under a guard of one company and the political prisoners by themselves under a suitable guard. You will provide transportation for the return of the guard. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

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

WHEELING, VA., August 22, (1862.) Hon. F. H. PEIRPOINT, Governor of Virginia:

I take pleasure in informing you that on application I have received authority to release prisoners here on your recommendation and inclose copy of order:

WASHINGTON, D. C., August 22, 1862. Maj. JOSEPH DARR, Provost-Marshal-General :

You are authorized to release prisoners on oath and bond as Governer Peirpoint desires. By order of Secretary of War:

L. C. TURNER,

Judge- Advocate. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOS. DARR, JR., Major and Provost-Marshal General.

I have applied for same authority at Camp Chase, Ohio.

MADISON, Wis., August 22, 1862. Col. WILLIAM HOFFMAN, U. S. Army, Detroit, Mich.

COLONEL: Please receive herewith a list* of prisoners who have died or escaped during the time that the prisoners were confined at Camp Randall at this place. There were five or six of them left here to die at the time the last detachment left, with two or three attendants, making eight in all. The sick are convalescent, and four of them having expressed frequently their desire to take the oath of allegiance I (two or three days ago) took their written oath and liberated them. They say they will work here for their living and for means to get home when they can do so without exposure to the press gang. The other four have no desire to leave the protection and subsistence afforded by

* Omitted.

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