HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF NORTHERN ALABAMA,
Huntsville, November 2, 1864.
These three regiments were captured, or part of them. The conduct of Colonel campbell is disapproved by every one, and disgraceful in the extreme.
By order of R. S. Granger, brigadier-general commanding:
DE LOSS C. LE BARON,
Lieutenant, Eighteenth Michigan, and Acting Aide-de-Camp.
SAINT LOUIS, MO., November 23, 1864.
Brigadier General WILLIAM D. WHIPPLE,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the Cumberland:
GENERAL: I would very respectfully request that a court of inquiry be summoned to convene at once to inquire into and report on my conduct in surrendering Athens, Ala., to Major-General Forrest, of the so called Confederate Army, on the 24th day of September, 1864.
I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Colonel 110th U. S. Colored Infantry, Paroled Prisoner.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,
Nashville, Tenn., December 1, 1864.
Respectfully referred to Major General L. H. Rousseau, commanding District of Tennessee, with orders to convene a board of inquiry as soon as practicable.
By command of Major-General Thomas:
HENRY M. CIST,
HDQRS. U. S. COLORED TROOPS IN THE STATE OF TENN.,
Memphis, January 2, 1865.
Brigadier General L. THOMAS,
Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Louisville, Ky.:
GENERAL: Herewith I send you application of Colonel Wallace Campbell, One hundred and tenth U. S. Colored Infantry, for a court of inquiry. I respectfully invite your attention to the following facts: Colonel Campbell has been exchanged and ordered to report to his command at Savannah, Ga. He will leave New York on the 18th instant. He desires, if compatible with the interests of the service, to be brought before a court of inquiry before going to his command. Two months ago he made application to Major General G. H. Thomas for a court of inquiry. This was before he knew that his case had been referred to you by the War Department for investigation. Nothing has been heard from it. Colonel C. will be in Chicago until the 14th instant. His address is Chicago, Box 3535.
I have the honor to be, general, your obedient servant,
A. L. CHETLAIN,