War of the Rebellion: Serial 114 Page 0083 THE TEXAS SURRENDER.

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[Inclosure A.]

COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AFFAIRS,

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,

February 13, 1862.

Captain HARTZ, Quartermaster's Department.

CAPTAIN: You are respectfully desired by the Committee on Military Affairs of the House of Representatives to furnish at an early moment a complete list of the officers taken prisoners in Texas giving their parole, together with a statement of circumstances under which said parole was given.

Respectfully,

FRANK P. BLAIR,

Chairman.

[Inclosure B.]

SAN ANTONIO, TEX., April 25, 1861.

Lieutenant E. L. HARTZ, Eighth Infantry, San Antonio.

SIR: Having been forcibly seized on the 23rd instant by an armed force of Texas troops, and having since given your parole, you will proceed to the headquarters of the Army and report yourself in person to the general-in-chief.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. A. WAITE,

Colonel, U. S. Army.

[Inclosure C.]

HEADQUARTERS C. S. ARMY IN TEXAS,

San Antonio, April 26, 1861.

TO ALL GUARDS, PATROLS, CITIZENS, AND ALL CONCERNED, WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES:

The bearer, First Lieutenant E. L. Hartz, Eighth Infantry, a prisoners of war on his parole of honor, is hereby permitted to pass through each and any of the Confederate States without let or ordinance or molestation of any kind whatever.

S. MACLIN,

Major Infantry, C. S. Army, Commanding.

[Inclosure D.]

SAN ANTONIO, TEX., April 26, 1861.

Lieutenant E. L. HARTZ,

Adjutant Eighth Infantry, San Antonio, Tex.

SIR: Colonel C. A. Waite directs that you remain at San Antonio, or wherever the U. S. soldiers, prisoners of war who are now here may be quartered, for the purpose of attending to their various wants. In compliance with an understanding had by Colonel Waite with Major Maclin this morning, you will report to the latter, who will provide you with written authority to visit the troops. When your services can be of no further use to the troops I am directed by the colonel to say that you will be at liberty to avail yourself of the order of the 25th instant to repair to the headquarters of the Army.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. A. NICHOLS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.