War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0276 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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SAINT LOUIS, February 18, 1862.

Brigadier-General CULLU, Cairo:

Send 3,000 prisoners to Springfield, 3,000 to Indianapolis and remainder to Chicago. Officers on giving their parole in writing will be sent to Columbus, Ohio.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, February 18, 1862.

Major-General MCCLELLAN:

I have ordered all the men taken to be sent to Springfield, Ill., Chicago and Indianapolis, where there is plenty of barrack-room. Preparation is already being made at these places for their reception. I had directed the officers to be sent to Columbus, Ohio, on parole but will immediately countermand that. Pillow and Floyd escaped before bombardment. General A. S. Johnston was nto there; it was General Bushrod R. Johnson. In consultation with Assistant Secretary Scott I have made all necessary provisions for wounded and prisoners.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, February 18, 1862.

Governor O. P. MORTON, Indianapolis, Ind.:

How many prisoners can you accommodate?

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

INDIANAPOLIS, February 18 1862.

General HALLECK:

Governor Morton left for Donelson on special train with surgeons and volunteer nurses to look after Indiana wounded, and is now at Cairo.

We can as he telegraphed you last night take care of 3,000.

W. R. HOLLOWAY,

Private Secretary.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, February 18, 1862.

Brigadier-General GRANT, In the Field:

By order of the Secretary of War no paroles will be given to Confederate officers prisoners of war. They will all be sent here under strong guards. All orders to the contrary revoked.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

(Same to Generals Sherman, Paducah, and Cullu, Cairo.)

SAINT LOUIS, February 18, 1862.

Brigadier-General CULLUM, Cairo:

The prisoners of war will be sent to Chicago, Springfield and Indianapolis. I will soon telegraph you the proposition for each place. The