EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, Columbus, Ohio, November 1, 1861.
Honorable SIMON CAMERON,
Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.
DEAR SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 29th ultimo and in reply beg to say that I will cheerfully comply with your request to raise for the service of the United States a select company of volunteers for duty as a guard for the depot for prisoners of war about to be established near Sanducky, in this State. It will give me pleasure to consult with Colonel Hoffman in regard to the appointment of officers and the selection of men for the duty, and will delay all action in respect to raising the company until I may see him. How soon will he be here?
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,
Fort Monroe, Va., November 1, 1861.
Brigadier General L. THOMAS,
Adjutant - General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.
SIR: Inclosed herewith I have the honor to inclose thirteen certificates * of disability for a like number of the party of our wounded lately sent from Richmond, Va, and now in the hospital at this place. These men are now able to travel and anxious to proceed to their homes which I intend permitting them to go. All the information concerning them necessary to assist the captains of their respective companies in making out their final statements, surgeons' certificates of nature and degree of disability is sent herewith, also the address of each. I have not ordered their descharge, leaving that to the discretion of the war Department, when their final statements can be made out.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
[JOHN E. WOOL],
Major - General.
HEADQUARTERS, Fort Leavenworth, November 1, 1861.
ADJUTANT - GENERAL, HADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,
Washington, D. C.
SIR: I have the honor to report that Major Isaac Lynde, Seventh Infantry, U. S. Army, has been places in stric arrest and to inclose a copy of my instructions + to him upon this subject.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. E. PRINCE,
Captain, First Infantry, Commanding.
OFFICE COMMISSARY - GENERAL OF PRISONERS,
New York City, November 1, 1861.
Lieutenant E. W. H. READ, Eighth Infantry, Troy, N. Y.
SIR: Having been designated as quartemaster and commissary of the depot of prisoners of war about to be established near Sanducky,
* Not found.