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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 2, vol 4, Part 1 (Prisoners of War)
Page 188 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.


HEADQUARTERS, Camp Douglas, Chicago, July 12, 1862.

Colonel WILLIAM HOFFMAN,
Commissary-General of Prisoners, Detroit, Mich.

COLONEL: On the 8th instant I inclosed you copies of correspondence with headquarters Department of the Mississippi relative to release of certain prisoners. I am to-day in receipt of the following reply to mine of July 1 (copy of which you have), viz:


HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Corinth, July 7, 1862.

General Halleck is empowered by the War Department to release such prisoners as he may deem proper. Colonel Tucker will obey orders.

By order of Major-General Halleck:

N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

May I ask your immediate instructions?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOSEPH H. TUCKER,

Colonel, Commanding Post.


HEADQUARTERS, Camp Douglas, Chicago, July 12, 1862.

Colonel WILLIAM HOFFMAN,
Commissary-General of Prisoners, Detroit, Mich.

COLONEL: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your letter of 8th instant inclosing declaration of martial law in and about Camp Douglas. I have made an order promulgating the declaration and had it inserted in the Tribune, Post and Times of Chicago, this day; advertisement to be continued one week. I have ordered 200 posters to be placed about the camp; also caused stakes to be driven in the ground at the proper distances all around the camp, except where houses or fenced lots intervened.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOSEPH H. TUCKER,

Colonel Sixty-ninth Illinois Infantry, Commanding.

COLUMBUS, OHIO, July 12, 1862.

General L. THOMAS, Adjutant-General U. S. Army:

Can the furlough of invalid paroled prisoners be extended by military commander on surgeon's certificate? If not, is that power in the hands of any one short of Washington?

ALBERT B. DOD,

Captain, Fifteenth U. S. Infantry, Military Commission.

OFFICE PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL.

Saint Louis, July 12, 1862

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your order communicated by E. D. Townsend, assistant adjutant-general dated the 9th instant, requiring a report from me stating for what cause I gave permission to A. E. Reynolds a prisoner of war, to leave his


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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 2, vol 4, Part 1 (Prisoners of War)
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