Alphabetical list of prisoners ordered released since February 10, 1862-Continued.
Name. Where confined. Date of release.
Smedes, Bennett. . Old Capitol Prison. . Feb. 18, 1862.
Shackleford, G. A. . Fort Warren. . Feb. 21, 1862
Sibern, E. . . . do. . Do.
St. George William. . . . do. . Do.
Smith, William. . Fort Lafayette. . Do.
Swain, J. P. . . . do. . Do.
Stunz, H. P. . . . do. . Do.
Smith, J. . . . do. . Do.
Smith, Withers. . Old Capitol Prison. . Do.
Savage, James W. . . . do. . Do.
Simpson, Henry. . . . do. . Do.
Thomas J. Hanson. . Fort Warren. . Do.
Thompson, A. . Fort Lafayette. . Do.
Van Amringe, George. . Fort Warren. . Do.
Winder, William H. . . . do. . Do.
Wattles, David C. . Fort Lafayette. . Do.
Weaver, I. H. . . . do. . Do.
Williams, A. B. . . . do. . Do.
Ward, William. . Old Capitol Prison. . Do.
Young, John. . . . do. . Do.
Young, Lewis. . . . do. . Do.
GENERAL DIX'S HEADQUARTERS, March 15, 1862.
Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War:
I propose to be in Washington on Monday to meet Judge Pierrepont and take up the cases of political prisoners there.
JOHN A. DIX,
WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, March 15, 1862.
WILLIAM P. WOOD,
Superintendent of Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D. C.
SIR: The Secretary of War directs that upon their respectively taking the oath of allegiance to the United States you will release from custody the following prisoners now held in the Old Capitol Prison, viz: J. B. Angel, P. Hanety, L. Van. Arsdale, James Riley, B. W. Wine, John M. Brooke, James Haislip, A. Gunnell, A. G. Gunnell, J. Rockford, James Poole, Noah Hunt, M. Rourke, F. X. Lacross, and J. L. Smith.
By order of the Secretary of War:
P. H. WATSON,
Assistant Secretary of War.
OFFICE OF COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,
Sandusky, March 15, 1862.
General M. C. MEIGS,
Quartermaster-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.
GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose herewith two letters* addressed to me by two stated prisoners at Columbus who desire to be released on their taking the oath of allegiance. I know nothing of the charges against them except what they state, but I believe there are among the prisoners a number who have been taken up without any very specific charges against them, and we encumber ourselves with the care of men who are of very little account. They were captured in the early part