War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 0334 PRISONERS OF WAR, ETC.

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Prison. There are no papers on file in the Department of State showing on what charge they were arrested. The said W. L. and D. C. Lee remained in the Old Capitol Prison February 15, 1862, when in conformity with an order from the War Department of the preceding day they were transferred to the charge of that Department.

(Ordered released February 21, 1862. Released on parole February 22, 1862.)

This man [Moses P. Donaldson] was arrested by order of General Hooker and committed to the Old Capitol Prison January 6, 1862. He was charged with being a spy in the rebel service. The evidence in this case is in the custody of the provost - marshal of Washington. Said dinaldson remained in custody at the Old Capitol February 15, 1862, when in conformity with the order of the War Department of the preceding day he was transferred to the charge of that Department. (March 27, 1862, released.)

This man [Francis X. Lacross] was arrested by General Hooker and committed to the Old Capitol Prison January 6, 1862. He was charged with being a spy in the employ of the rebels. The evidence against him is in the hands of the provost - marshal of Washingotn. Said Lacross remained in custody at the Old Capitol Prisone February 15, 1862, when in conformity with the order of the War Department of the preceding day he was transferred to the charge of that Department.

John Rogan (or Regan) was arrestred by order of General Heintzelman and committed to Old Capitol Prison January 7, 1862. There are no papers on file in the Department of State showing on what charges he was arrested. Said Rogan remained in custody at the Old Capitol February 15, 1862, when in conformity with the order of the War Department of the preceding day he was transferred to the charge of that Department .

James W. Savage was arrested by order of General Montgomery and committed to the Old Capitol Prison January 7, 1862. There are no papers on file in the Department of State showing on what charge he was arrested. The said James W. Savage remained in custody at Old Capitol Prison February 15, 1862, when in conformity with the order of the War Deparment of the preceding day he was tranferred to the charge of that Department.

R. F. Gwynn, of Price George County, Md., was arrested by order of General Casey January 7, 1862, and committed to the Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D. C. He was charged with holding correspondence with and giving information to the enemy and suspected of being a spy. At the time of his arrest his residence was searched and two boxes containing clothing aupposed to be intended for transfer to the enemy and five letters addressed to persons within the enemy's lines were discovered. Upon the investigation of his case it appears that in the spring of 1861 Gwynn was concerned in an attempt to get up and drill a company or companies of military in the county where he resided. It being deemed by the military authorities that the organization was covertly intended as an aid to the rebellion it was broken up. The above facts and charges are taken from a report in the case by E. J. Allen. * Said

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* See p. 188 for Allen's report on Gwynn's case.

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