CORRESPONDENCE ORDERS, ETC., RELATING TO PRISONERS OF WAR, AND STATE FROM FEBRUARY 19, 1861, TO JUNE 12, 1862.
UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.
[FEBRUARY 19, 1861. -For correspondence, &c., relating to "The Texas Surrender," see Vol. I, this Series, p. 1 et seq.]
[MAY 11, 1861. -For capture, parole and final disposition of the Camp Jackson (Mo.) prisoners, see Vol. I, this Series, pp. 105-123.]
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE WEST,
Saint Louis, Mo., May 18, 1861.
Colonel JOHN S. BOWEN,
Missouri Volunteer Militia, Saint Louis, Mo.
SIR: In reply to your letter* of the 17th instant to Brigadier-General Harney, commanding Department of the West, I am instructed to say that prisoners of war on parole are not restricted to any particular locality unless a condition to that effect is specifically set forth in the obligation they assume on giving their parole. No such condition was imposed upon the officers of General Frost's command who gave their parole at Saint Louis Arsenal, May 11, 1861.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
[JUNE 5, 1861. -APRIL 9, 1862. -For various letters, orders, reports, &c., relating to special exchanges not found herein, or specifically cited, see Vol. I, this Series, pp. 61-1864, inclusive.]
U. S. S. MINNESOTA,
Off Charleston Harbor, June 6, 1861.
Honorable GIDEON WELLES, Secretary of the Navy.
SIR: * * * June 5, about 10 o'clock a. m., our masthead lookout made a sail which proved to be the U. S. brig Perry, Lieutenant Commanding Parrott, with a prize in company, it being a piratical schooner of about 50 tons called the Savannah hailing from Charleston, with a commission from Jefferson Davis, dated Montgomery, May 18, 1861, commanded by T. Harrison Baker, and a crew of nineteen men. She
* Not found.
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