War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 1314 PRISONERS OF WAR, ETC.

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Ambrose Snow was arrested on board the rebel armed schooner Royal Yacht, which was caputred by the U. S. frigate Santee in Galveston Bay, he being one of the crew of that schooner. Having been sent to New York Snow with his companies who were captured at the same time was by order of the Secretary of State dated December 23, 1861, committed to Fort Lafayette. The said Ambrose Snow remained in custody at Fort Lafayette 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.

Joseph F. Frisbee was arrested on board the rebel armed schooner Royal Yacht, which was captured in Galveston Bay by the U. S. frigate Santee, he being one of the crew of that schooner. Having been sent to New york Frisbee was by order of the Secretary of STate dated December 23, 1861, committed to Fort Lafayette. He remained in custody at Fort Lafayette February 15, 1862, when he was transferred to the charge of the War Department.

John E. Davidson was captured on board the rebel armed schooner Royal Yacht, which was captured by the U. S. frigate Santee in Galveston Bay November 8, 1861. Having been sent to New York Davidson together with the balance of the crew was committed to Fort Lafayette December 23, 1861, by order of the Secretary of State. - From Record Book, State Department, "Arrests for Disloyalty. "

COMMISSION RELATING TO STATE PRISONERS,

New York, April 10, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel MARTIN BURKE, U. S. Army,

Commanding Fort Lafayette, New York Harbor

COLONEL: You will please transfer the following prisoners, viz: Thomas C. Saunders, James S. Hughes, George Baker, George Hale, John Greenough, J. Kelly, Joseph D. Smith, Robert Redman, from the list of state prisoners to that of prisoners of war.

Very respectfully, yours,

JOHN A. DIX,

EDWARDS PIERREPONT,

Commissioners.

COMMISSION RELATING TO STATE PRISONERS,

New York, April 10, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel MARTIN BURKE, U. S. Army,

Commanding Fort Lafayette, New York Harbor.

COLONEL: You will please transfer the name of Henry N. Duble from the list of state prisoners to that of prisoners of war.

Very respectfully, yours,

JOHN A. DIX,

EDWARDS PIERREPONT,

Commissioners.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, May 31, 1862.

H. N. DUBLE, Prisoner of War, Fort Lafayette, N. Y.

SIR: The Secretary of War directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 26th instant asking to be paroled in order that you