War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 0240 PRISONERS OF WAR, ETC.

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result and the information obtained to the provost-marshal-general. In important cases the deserter or other person will be sent to the provost-marshal-general with the report.

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By command of Major-General McClellan:


Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT HAMILTON, New York Harbor, February 22, 1862.

Brigadier General L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General of the Army, Washington, D. C.

SIR: Inclosed please find the parole of thirty-six prisoners at Fort Lafayette released in obedience to your telegraphic dispatch of the 21st instant. George Julius was paroled for thirty days on the 6th of February. Messrs. Guthrey and Marriott had been released already, and D. C. Wattles declined to sign the parole and was consequently retained in custody.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

FORT LAFAYETTE, New York Harbor, February 22, 1862.

We the undersigned de solemnly promise upon our word of honor that we will render no aid or comfort to the enemies in hostility to the Government of the United States:

W. T. Casto, Guy S. Hopkins, George W. Jones, N. S. Reneau, Thomas O'Leary, R. W. Buckles, Thomas A. Brookbanks, David C. Hall, John Hagins, William M. Smith, A. N. Baker, C. Ledwidge, Thomas Mathews, Isaiah Butler, Thomas Quigley, Patrick Brady, Richard Lewis, R. C. Holland, J. P. Swain, William (his x mark) Gross, Herman P. Stunz, Rutson Maury, Jr., E. H. Jones, James M. Perkins, R. W. Rasin, E. C. Cottrell, E. H. McCubbin, John L. Coleman, James R. Russell, Patrick O'Brien, Jacob Smith, William Perry, Amos Thompson, Isaac H. Weaver, S. R. Burnett, J. M. Ogden.

Witness present:


First Lieutenant, Twelfth Infantry.



Springfield, February 23, 1862.

Honorable F. W. SEWARD,

Assistant Secretary of State, Washington, D. C.

SIR: I inclose herewith a report made by A. J. Davis, esq., and handed me on the 20th instant, of his doings in Southern Illinois. I gave given it careful and thoughtful examination and fully concur in