War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 0092 PRISONERS OF WAR, ETC.

Search Civil War Official Records

remain quietly at home attending to their business. A conciliatory, fair course pursued toward such persons will join them to our cause; the reverse may force them into the ranks of our enemies.

The commanding general entreats and urges his fellow-citizens to discoutenance and endeavor to put a stop to these ill-timed and unlawful arrests, and to aid him in keeping peace among ourselves.

By command of Brigadier-General Anderson:

OLIVER D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT HAMILTON, N. Y., October 7, 1861.

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Headquarters Army, Washington.

SIR: * * * The General-in-Chief is hereby informed that the Secretary of the Navy has this day sent here twenty-prisoners, which swells the number now confined at Fort Lafayette to 133. The General-in-Chief is well aware from reports sent from these headquarters of the capacity of Fort Lafayette.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

MARTIN BURKE,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

FORT HAMILTON, N. Y., October 7, 1861.

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Headquarters Army.

SIR: I have received the following prisoners by order of the honorable Secretary of the Navy:

Officers-G. A. Shackleford, G. W. Barnard, G. O. Van Amringe.

Men-John Johnson, Edward O'Neil, Elijah Simmons, Edward Heinrichs, George, Parker, James B. Hoggard, William F. Capehart, Erick Brundeen, William Brown, Perry White, Carthwright Thompson, J. A. Douglass, John Murphy, Issac Swindle, Edward Baum, Sterling F. Newton, Robert S. Grissons.

I have also received Captain Michael Berry,* by order of the Secretary of State.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

MARTIN BURKE,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Third Artillery.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, October 8, 1861.

EDWIN C. PETERS, Suspension Bridge, N. Y.

SIR: You are hereby appointed an assistant of Hollis White, esq., for the arrest and detention of persons in the service of the ensugents in this country and of notorious disloyalty. Your particular instructions you will receive from Mr. White himself. Your compensation will be at the rate of $50 a month.

I am, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

---------------

* See case of Berry, p. 933.

---------------