War of the Rebellion: Serial 114 Page 0420 PRISONERS OF WAR, ETC.

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DANVILLE, Febraury 1, 1862.

The commission met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Lieutenant Colonel Samuel A. Holmes, Tenth Missouri Volunteers; Captain Richard Y. Lanius, Eighty-first Ohio Volunteers; Captain A. C. Todd, Tenth Missouri Volunteers; Captain M. Armstrong, judge-advocate, Eighty-fist Ohio Volunteers.

The accused, John W. Owen, also present.

The counsel for the defendant here asked the court to receive in evidence the published letter of General Price to General Halleck as to the fact of his (Price) issuing the order for the destruction of the railroad, praying also that the commission would take official notice of the reply of General Halleck. The court consented to take notice of said correspondence, a printed copy of which is attached to the proceedings*. Hereupon the commission adjourned the further hearing of the case until Tuesday, February 4, 1862.

DANVILLE, MO., February 4, 1862.

The commission met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Lieutenant Colonel Samuel A. Holmes, Tenth Missouri Volunteers; Captain Richard Y. Lanius, Eighty-first Ohio Volunteers; Captain A. C. Todd, Tenth Missouri Volunteers; Captain Martin Armstrong, Eighty-first Ohio Volunteers, judge-advocate.

The accused also present.

This case was here adjourned until Febraury 5, 1862.

DANVILLE, MO., February 5, 1862.

The commission met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Lieutenant Colonel Samuel A. Holmes, Tenth Missouri Volunteers; Captain Richard Y. Lanius, Eighty-first Ohio Volunteers; Captain A. C. Todd, Tenth Missouri Volunteers; Captain M. Armstrong, Eighty-first Ohio Volunteers, judge-advocate.

The accused also present.

The testimony in this case was here closed and the counsel for the defense asked time to file the written statement of the accused. The commission granted him until Friday, February 7, 1862, 9 a. m.,

whereupon said case of Owen was continued until February 7, 1862, 9 a. m.

DANVILLE, MO., February 7, 1862.

The commission met pursuant to adjournment.

Present: Lieutenant Colonel Samuel A. Holmes, Tenth Missouri Volunteers; Captain Richard Y. Lanius, Eighty-first Ohio Volunteers; Captain A. C. Todd, Tenth Missouri Volunteers; Captain M. Armstrong, Eighty-first Ohio Volunteers, judge-advocate.

The accused, John W. Owen, also present.

The statement of the prisoner was read by his counsul and is hereto annexed and made a part of these proceedidngs, marked Exhibit B.

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* Not found attached to proceedings, but see Price to Halleck, p. 255, and Halleck to Price, p 258. Also see Special Orders, Numbers 14, p. 238.

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