the principal men engaged in this infamous pursuit, which has resulted in the destruction of so much valuable property and life, are as follows:
Numb Name. Residence. Remarks.
1 Tucker, Judge Mobile, Ala. . Chief of this under the
a. . . . Secretary of War.
2 Majors, Minor. . . . Next in rank to Tucker,
. . and chief of this
service in our lines.
3 Barrett, Saint Louis, In charge of " land
Honorable John Mo. . . operations," can get him
R. b. . . any time.
4 Harwood, S. . . . do. . . Can arrest him any time.
B. . . .
5 Frazor, . . . do. . . In Gratiot Prison.
Edward. . .
6 Clark, Thomas Grenada, Miss. Supposed to be in lines.
L. . . . .
7 Irwin, Louisville,
William. . . Ky. . .
8 Dillingham, . . . Inside our lines.
Henry. . .
9 Fox, Harrison. Saint Louis,
. . Mo. . .
10 Stinson, -. . Mobile, Ala. .
11 Roberts, Kirk. . . . do. . .
12 Louden, Saint Louis, Under sentence of death.
Robert. . . Mo. . . Escaped from Lieutenant
Post while being
transferred from Gratiot
to Alton Military
Prison. Last heard from
in New Orleans;
supposed to be in rebel
lines east of
13 Elshire, Isaac . . . In Gratiot Prison last,
c. . . but released for want of
evidence; supposed to
be inside rebel lines
east of Mississippi
14 Ralson, John. . . .
15 Mitchell, Saint Louis, Inside our lines.
Peter. . . Mo. . .
16 Murphy, New Orleans, Came voluntarily and
William. . . La. . . exposed the others;
afterward left suddenly;
and looking for him.
17 O'Keife,-. . . Natchez, Miss.
. . .
18 Triplett,-. . . . .
19 Parks, John G. Near Memphis, In Gratiot Prison.
. . Tenn.
a Tucker formerly resided in Missouri, and was an editor; published the State Journal, and was subsequently connected with Missouri Republication.
b Formerly Member of Congress from Missouri. Went to Europe in 1863, it is supposed on business for the rebels, where he was in conference with Mason and Slidell. Arrested by this office in 1864 on charge of being a member of the Order of American Knights, but afterward released. Has a brother in rebel artillery service.
c Burned the Robbet Campbell, during which the lives of a number of soldiers were lost.
The foregoing list contains the names of the principal men only, as far as I have been able to ascertain them, and does not embrace any merely suppositious cases. A number of those most needed, it will be observed, are in territory until recently has been occupied by the rebel army, where it will require your authority to operate. I therefore respectfully suggest that your order the commanding generals of the several departments to ascertain whether any of parties above named are within the limits of their jurisdiction; and if so, to arrest and forward them to Saint Louis without delay.
It would be impossible to obtain a correct account of the property destroyed by these parties during the war, but the following list has been traced to one or the other of the men whose names are given above:
Name. Where burned. Date.
City of Madison. . Vicksburg, Miss. . August, 1863.
Champion. . . Memphis, Tenn. . . Do.
Robert Campbell, Milliken's Bend. . September 28, 1863.
Jr. . . .
Imperial. . . Saint Louis, Mo. . Do.
Hiawatha. . . . . . do. . . Do.
Post Boy. . . . . . do. . . Do.
Jesse K. Bell. . . . . . do. . . Do.
Chancellor. . . . . .
Forest Quenn. . . . . .
Catahoula. . . Saint Louis, Mo. . September, 1863.
Wharf-boats. . . Mound City, Ill. . Do.
Do. . . Cairo, Ill. . . Do.
Small tow-boat. . . Memphis, Tenn. . . Do.