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[Addenda.]

ANNAPOLIS, MD., September 22, 1862.

Colonel J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I have just received the following from Brigadier-General White, and notified him that I refer this strange arrangement to headquarters. Shall the wagons be returned, and how?

GENERAL: I have the honor to state that, after capitulating at Harper's Ferry, I was allowed by General A. P. Hill, commanding, at that post, the forces of the enemy, some 24 wagons for the transportation of officers' baggage, after my pledge to return them to the enemy's lines. I respectfully request, therefore, that the quartermaster be directed to forward them back.

Very respectfully,

JULIUS WHITE,

Brigadier-General.

DANIEL TYLER,

Brigadier-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, September 22, 1862.

Brigadier General LORENZO THOMAS,

Annapolis, Md.:

You will arrest Brigadier General Julius White and the other commanders of brigades at Harper's Ferry at the time of the surrender and direct them to report in person in Washington at the Adjutant-General's Office, Colonel Thomas Ford will be arrested, and also any other officers who you may be advised took part in recommending the surrender of Harper's Ferry.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

ANNAPOLIS, MD., September 22, 1862.

Brigadier General LORENZO THOMAS,

Adjutant-General, U. S. Army:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report that at the surrender of Harper's Ferry, Va., on the 15th instant, all the papers relating to the brigade under the command of Brigadier General Julius White at Winchester, Va., as also to the brigade under his command at Martinsburg, Va., were scattered and destroyed by the Confederate soldiers, who broke open the box in which they were placed.

I cannot, therefore, return to the Department the books and papers of those commands.

Very respectfully,

HENRY CURTIS, JR.,

Captain and Asst. Adjt. General, Brigadier-General White's Staff.

ANNAPOLIS, MD., September 23, 1862.

Colonel J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: The Harper's Ferry troops arrived sunday night, tired out. To-day we forward 2,300 to Chicago, and to-morrow shall forward 3,300,

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