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HEADQUARTERS,

Memphis, Tenn., December 14, 1861.

Colonel W. W. MACKALL, Assistant Adjutant-General.

COLONEL: I have the honor to report the departure on this day December 14 for Columbus, Ky., of ten Belmont prisoners selected by lot from the privates, to wit: H. T. Stein, Company A, W. W. Sapp, Company A, and W. E. Gregg, Company H, Seventh Iowa Volunteers; George W. Black, Company H, and B. Fannin, Company a, Thirty-first Illinois Volunteers; Henry Harrington, Twelfth Illinois Volunteers, Company B; Israel G. Heaps, Company B, A. Anderson, Company E, Volunteers; the whole under command of Captain Begdie, of the Memphis Legion. These prisoners were sent in obedience to instructions from General Polk, commanding First Divisioin, Western Department, with the purpose of exchange.

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

JOHN ADAMS,

Captain, C. S. Army, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS, Numbers 196. Memphis, December 14, 1861.

In compliance with instructions dated headquarters First Division, Western Department, December 11, 1861, Captain Begdie and ten non-commissioned officers and privates of Memphis Legion will proceed to Columbus, Ky., in charge of the ten Belmont prisones selected by lot from the privates, to wit: H. T. Stein and W. W. Sapp, Company A, W. E. Gregg, Company H, Seventh Iowa; George W. Black, Company H, and B. FAnnin, Company A, Thirty-first Illinois Volutneers; James Shaw, Company H, Thirteenth Illinois Volunteers; Henry Harrington, Company B, Twelfth Illinois Volunteers; Israel G. Heaps, Company B, A. Anderson, Company E, and Marcus Tankesley, Company B, Twenty-seventh Iowa [Illinois] Volunteers. Turn them over there subject to the orders of the general commanding. Having performed this duty Captain Bedgie will report with his detachment at this place.

JOHN ADAMS,

Captain, C. S. Army, Commanding.

MEMPHIS, December 16, 1861.

Major General LEONIDAS POLK, Columbus, Ky.

SIR: In obedience to order from Captain John Adams, commanding post, I send you herewith and in charge of E. A. Manning, esq., the Federal prisoners, Francis M. Smith (servant to General Grant).

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. HAWKS,

Lieutenant, Commanding Prisoners' Guard.

NEW ORLEANS, December 17, 1861.

Major General L POLK,

Commanding First Division, Western Department.

DEAR SIR: Your two favors 29th of November and 1st of December to mother received. For your kindness please accept mother's and my thanks. Pardon me for again trespassing on your valuable time, but having read the inclosed slip regarding treatment of prisoners at Colum-