War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 0264 PRISONERS OF WAR, ETC.

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of the war by scouting parties who were not very particular so that they brought in a prisoner. Heretofore it has been well to keep them to exchange for better men, but now that they are no longer required for that purpose I would suggest that all against whom there are not grave charges be released on their taking the oath of allegiance.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Lieutenant Colonel Eighth Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

[First indorsement.]

Respectfully referred to the Secretary of War.

It appears to the Quartermaster-General that on taking the oath of allegiance these prisoners could be properly released.



[Second indorsement.]

MARCH 28, 1862.



Secretary of War.

Disposition made of citizen prisoners* at Camp Chase and Wheeling.

Name. Residence. Condition of discharge.

Arnold, James. . Gilmer County, Va. . Released on oath and bond.

Allen, William H., sr. . Kanawha County, Va. . Released on oath.

Allen, William, Jr. . . . do. . Do.

Adams, J. D. . Hampshire County, Va. . Do.

Adams, Jacob. . . . do. . Do.

Amick, Henry. . Wirt County, Va. . Do.

Anderson, John. . . . do. . Do.

Ayres, Jeff. . . . do. . Do.

Bright, Matthew. . Harrison County, Va. . Released on oath and bond.

Boggs. Wesley. . Webster County, Va. . Do.

Barnett, N. D. . Braxton County, Va. . Do.

Barnett, J. D. . . . do. . Do.

Baumgardner, Jacob. . Guyandotte, Va. . Do.

Bowman, A. C. . Barbour County, Va. . Do.

Burner L. . Pocahontas County, Va. . Do.

Byard, Benj. . Wetzel County, Va. . Do.

Bennett, Hezekiah. . Pendleton County, Va. . Do.

Butcher, Harvey B. . Roane County, Va. . Do.

Coffman, J. W. . Harrison County, Va. . Do.

Cooper, Dr. F. W. . Roane County, Va. Released on oath and to live in Ohio.

Cool, Jesse. . Webster County, Va. . Released on oath.

Cool. Archibald. . . . do. . Do.

Collins, Lewis. . Upshur County, Va. . Do.

Carte, George. . clay County, Va. . Do.

Cogar, Tunis. . Webster County, Va. . Released on oath and bond

Cavendish, John. . Fayette County, Va. . Do.

Crawford, W. S. . Hampshire County, Va. . Do.

Cain, Michael. . . . do. . Rel and bond.

Dillon, R. H. . Kanawha County, Va. . Released on oath.

Dulin, Francis. . Wirt County, Va. . Do.

Dent, Cornelius. . . . do. . Do.

Dunn, John. . Hampshire County, Va. . Released on oath and to live in Ohio.


*The date of arrest and discharge of these prisoners is not stated in the return.

The return was made March 13, 1862.