War of the Rebellion: Serial 114 Page 0116 PRISONERS OF WAR, ETC.

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the United States, according to the terms of the proclamation referred to. For this purpose nothing has been required of these persons but a simple pledge or parole of honor.

The whole subject will be referred by me to the Government of the United States, whose instructions to me at this critical time are paramount.

W. S. HARNEY,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army.

Subscribed and sworn to before me this 15th day of May, 1861.

JOSHUA W. BOURNE,

Notary Public.

HEADQUARTERS MISSOURI VOLUNTEERS,

Saint Louis Arsenal, May 26, 1861.

Captain S. WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Saint Louis.

SIR: I have the honor to report that the prisoners taken at Camp Jackson and sent to the city upon the steam-boat Isabella after their release were as follows: Officers--brigade staff, 6; Radford's artillery, 4; First Infantry and Jackson's artillery, 33; Second Infantry, 29; battalion infantry, 4; total, 79. Men--590. Aggregate, 669.

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

N. LYON,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI,

Cairo, November 23, 1861.

Captain WILLIAM McMICHAEL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the Missouri.

SIR: I inclose herewith a remarkable document presented at our out-guards to-day by Captain George of the rebel army. Captain George is permitted to go to Saint Louis as a prisoner on parole to report to the general commanding the department for his decision.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

U. S. GRANT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

P. S. --Captain George since my writing the above states that he is not nor has he been in the Confederate Army. He was a Camp Jackson prisoner since which he has not taken up arms. He now simply claims the right under the Price-Fremont exchange* to return to his family in Saint Louis and should he desire to do so to join General Price and the Missouri State troops.

U. S. G.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, WESTERN DEPARTMENT,

Columbus, Ky., November 20, 1861.

Captain James George and Lieutenant Henry Guibor, late prisoners of war, and duly exchanged by agreement between Major-General Fremont,

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*See papers relating to "Fremont-Price Convention," etc., post.

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