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SAINT LOUIS, February 19, 1862.

Brigadier-General SHERMAN, Paducah:

Give Governor Morton the Indiana wounded. Use your discretion in this matter. No paroles will be given to rebel officers. Divide them; send a part here and a part to cincinnati under strong guards. Telegraph above to Cullum and Grant.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, February 19, 1862.

Brigadier-General CULLU, Cairo:

Send 3,000 prisoners to Indianapolis, 7,000 to Chicago, but none to Springfield. The remainder will probably go to Columbus, Ohio. Officers must be separated from the men. Send them here under a strong guard; the steamer to anchor in the river; no communication with the shore. No paroles will be given. General Pope goes down to-day to take temporary command at Cairo. Give him the order when he arrives.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, February 19, 1862.

W. R. HOLLOWAY, Indianapolis:

Prisoners will be accompanied with sufficient guards. Cannot tell when they will reach you. Have barracks ready for them.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, February 19, 1862.

JOSHUA H. BATES, Cincinnati:

Five hundred of the sick and wounded from Fort Donelson have been assigned to Cincinnati. Treat friend and foe alike.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, February 19, 1862.

C. H. ELDRIDGE, Davenport, Iowa:

All wounded are sent to Cincinnati, Mound City, Evansville and Saint Louis. No distinction is made between States or between friends and foes. It is simply a question of humanity.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, February 19, 1862.

D. K. GREEN, Salem, Ill.:

Sick and wounded have been sent to hospitals and cared for without distinction of States or counties, friends or foes. Humanity reuqired this.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.