War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0042 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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have granted every indulgence that I consistently could. It will be perceived that the writer claims to be flag-officer of C. S. Navy.

G. LOOMIS,

Colonel Fifth Infantry, Commanding.

[Second indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY, October 19, 1861.

Respectfully forwarded to the Adjutant-General, to be submitted to the Secretary of War.

By command of Lieutenant-General Scott:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Third indorsement.]

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, October 19, 1861.

Respectfully forwarded to the Secretary of War.

By order:

J. P. GARESCHE.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Fourth Indorsement.]

WAR DEPARTMENT, November 6, 1861.

E. DELAFIELD SMITH, Esq.,

U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

SIR: Your letter of the 17th instant representing the necessity for you to have assistance in preparing for trial the cases of the privateer Savannah and others and recommending Samuel Blatchord for that purpose has been received. In reply I have to acquaint you that your representation is concurred in and your selection of Mr. Blatchord approved.

I am, sir, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

FORT COLUMBUS, N. Y. Harbor, September 20, 1861.

General L. THOMAS, Adjutant-General, Washington, D. C.

GENERAL: In Special Orders, Numbers 245, it is ordered:

The remainder of the men composing the paroled companies will be transferred in like manner to the general service and sent to Fort Columbus for such duty as they can there perform without violating their parole.

I would respectfully request to know what are the conditions of the parole of these men who are to report to me for duty?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. LOOMIS,

Colonel Fifth Infantry, Commanding.