War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0122 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, October 23, 1861.

COMMANDING OFFICER WESTERN DEPARTMENT,

Saint Louis, Mo.:

General Scott says take steps to have Major I. Lynde, Seventh Infantry, detained under strict arrest at Jefferson Barracks on his arrival at Fort Leavenworth and report the execution of this order to this office.

[E. D. TOWNSEND,]

Assistant Adjutant - General.

U. S. FLAG - SHIP MINNESOTA,

Hampton Roads, October 23, 1861.

Major General JOHN E. WOOL, U. S. Army,

Commanding Department of Virginia, Fortress Monroe.

SIR: I beg to request that you will give a free passage to Baltimore to the following men taken from the English schooner Alert, seized for violating the blockade off Charleston, S. C., viz, James Carlin, Charles R. Carlin, Rober Roberts, Joseph Brown. Their vessel is now before the U. S. court at Baltimore and they desire to go there to attend the trial.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. M. GOLDSBOROUGH,

Flag - Officer.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAE DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 288.

Washington, October 26, 1861.

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VI. First Lieutenant E. W. Read, Eighth Infantry, is detailed for duty as commissary and quartemaster to the command of Lieutenant col. William Hoffman, Eighth Infantry, Commissary [- General] of Prisoners, and will immediately report to that officer in the city of New York.

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By order:

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant - General.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,

Washington, October 26, 1861.

Colonel J. DIMICK, U. S. Army, Boston, Mass.:

General Scott says take part of a regiment now forming till the guard if ready. Orders will go by mail today to Colonel Loomis for transfer of prisoners. Be ready to receive them. Acknowledge this by telegraph.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant - General.

QUARTEMASTER - GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, October 26, 1861.

Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM HOFFMAN,

Eighth Regiment Infantry, U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.

SIR: You will proceed at once to establish a depot for prisoners of war on Johnson's Island, in Sanducky, Bay, according to the plans which you