War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 0228 PRISONERS OF WAR, ETC.

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Political prisoners taken, released and remaining since March 4, 1861, &c. -Continued.

Name. Date of confinement. Residence. How disposed of.

Charles R. Coleman Nov. 16, 1861 Baltimore, Md. Released on oath of allegiance Nov. 19, 1861.

Charles H. P. Coe Nov. 26, 1861 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sent to Fort Lafayette December 2, 1861.

Isaac B. Gibson December 28, 1861 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Released on oath of allegiance Jan. 2, 1862.

A. W. Habersham December 3, 1861 Annapolis, Md. In confinement at the post.

John W. Davis December 4, 1861 Baltimore, Md. Released on oath of allegiance Jan. 2, 1862.

Richard Hardesty . . . do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Released December 20, 1861.

Benj. T. Gunter December 12, 1861 Northampton County, Va. In confinement at the post.

Charles Hanner or Krengle. December 21, 1861 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Released on oath of allegiance.

William T. Wilson . . . do. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sent to Fort Lafayette Jan. 2, 1862,

Lawrence T. Johnson December 23, 1861 Northampton County, Va. Released on oath of allegiance Jan. 29, 1862.

Dr. S. Brown December 30, 1861 . . . . . . . . . . . . . In confinement at the post.

J. P. Swain Jan. 20, 1862 Baltimore, Md. Sent to Fort Lafayette Jan. 31, 1862.

E. H. McCubbin . . . do. . . . . . do. . . Do.

Wm. Gross . . . do. . . . . . do. . . Do.

J. L. Coleman . . . do. . . . . . do. . . Do.

I. H. Weaver . . . do. . . . . . do. . . Do.

T. C. Fitzpatrick . . . do. . . . . . do. . Do.

J. R. Russel . . . do. . . . . . do. . . Do.

H. Steerin . . . do. . . . . . do. . . Do.

P. O'Brien . . . do. . . . . . do. . . Do.

J. Smith . . . do. . . . . . do. . . Do.

A. Thompson . . . do. . . . . . do. . . Do.

W. Perry . . . do. . . . . . do. . . Do.

Robert Hull Jan. 31, 1862. . . . do. . . Do.

W. W. MORRIS,

Colonel Second Artillery, Commanding Post.

FORT McHENRY, MD., February 16, 1862.

FORT HAMILTON, New York Harbor, February 17, 1862.

Honorable WILLIAM H. SEWARD,

Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.

SIR: Inclosed you will receive papers containing information ordered by you in your letter of the 13th instant. I had but little else to guide me own judgment in designating those prisoners who were not prisoners of war. The lists may therefore want more or less correction at the Department of State. There are now (assumed by me) at Fort Lafayette 112 prisoners of war and 51 prisoners other than prisoners of war; total, 163. It will be seen that there were no prisoners at Fort Lafayette until the 22nd of July, 1861, There have been no prisoners of war or state kept at Fort Hamilton. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

MARTIN BURKE,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

[Inclosure No. 1.]

List of prisoners other than prisoners of war discharged from Fort Lafayette, New York Harbor, between July 22, 1861, and February 17, 1862.

Confined. Discharged.

Name. When. By whom. When. By whom.

Purcell M. Quillen

July 22, 1861 General Scott Aug. 7, 1861 General Scott.

Dr. Edward Johnson Aug. 1, 1861 General Dix Sept. 17, 1861 Secretary of State.

T. C. Fitzpatrick . . . do. . . . . . do. . . Aug. 19, 1861 General Scott.

Charles M. Hagelin . . . do. . . . . . do. . . Oct. 24, 1861 Secretary of State.