War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 0113 SUSPECTED AND DISLOYAL PERSONS.

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ing. On Sunday morning he determined to go down the Potomac and ordered me as I understood to my own vessel, instead of which I was taken back to the sloop and sent off to Baltimore, they leaving my vessel in charge of a man, and at Fort McHenry I was landed and delivered up to General Banks and in charge of Major Morris.

General Dix arrived about that time, and at my instance on telling him the condition of my vessel, my only means of support, he promised to look into the matter. Meantime orders for transfer of the prisoners there to Fort Lafayette being sent on, I was transferred to this place and have had no opportunity of having my case presented to Government, while my family are suffering. The truth of all I say can readily be verified. I have never at any time had complicity or in any way knowingly done anything which I could not openly do with knowledge of the Federal authorities, and all who know me can testify that I have not interested myself in the present trouble so far even as to discuss them. I have at no time either said or done anything knowingly to which the authorities could take exceptions, and when I took these persons as passengers I had no suspicion that the parties were other than what were represented, and upon the errand stated. Upon this statement of facts, which can be established, I sincerely hope that I will be released of facts, which can be established, I sincerely hope that I will be released from a confinement so burdensome to my family, dependent upon my labor.

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


HEADQUARTERS, Fort Columbus, October 20, 1861.

Honorable WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.

SIR: I send you list of prisoners confined in this harbor under my command. * * * The political prisoners were sent from Baltimore by order of Major-General Dix. Marshal Kane was brought here by your order to the marshal of New York.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Colonel, Fifth Infantry, Commanding.


List of political prisoners paroled and quartered in Fort Columbus, New York Harbor.

Name. When received. Remarks.

George Armistead Sept. 13, 1861. Political

Appleton. prisoner.

George P. Kane. Oct. 11, 1861. Do.

M. J. Grady. Sept. 13, 1861. Do.

Thomas Shields. . . do. . Do.

David Summers. . . do. . Do.

David H. Lucchesi. . . do. . Do.

George Thompson. . . do. . Do.

Jehu L. Bouldin. . . do. . Do.

A. Williamson. . . do. . Do.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, October 21, 1861.

H. M. HOXIE, Esq., U. S. Marshal, Des Moines, Iowa.

SIR: Information has been lodged with this Department that persons in the State of Iowa are disloyal and co-operating with those in arms