War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0288 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

February 20, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel MARTIN BURKE,

Commanding Forts Hamilton and Lafayette.

SIR: It having come to the knowledge of the major-general commanding that Brigadier-General Stone's confinement without opportunity of exercise ishaving an unfavorable effect upon his health he desires me to convey to you his directions to afford to Brigadier-General Stone every opportunity for exercise afforded by the locality in which confined which will not compromise the security of his detention, and at the same time will afford no opportunity for communication with the exterior or conversation with unauthorized persons.

I havethe honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

[A. V. COLBURN,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

COLUMBUS, OHIO, February 20, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK:

Your dispatch of yesterday just received. We now have accommodation for 300. Can make ready for 1,000 in three days.

DAVID TOD,

Governor.

SAINT LOUIS, February 20, 1862.

Brigadier General U. S. GRANT, In the Field:

By order of the Secretary of War no parole will begiven 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.

SAINT LOUIS, February 20, 1862.

ALLEN C. FULLER, Springfield:

I shall probably be oblibed to send a part of the prisoners to Springfield. Be prepared for about 3,000. Have guards ready to received them at depot.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, February 20, 1862.

ALLEN C. FULLER, Springfield:

In the confusion of sending off so many prisoenrs it is quite probable that proper guards may not be sent with them. Having temporary guards prepared to receive them at the railroad depot at Chicago and Indianaplis. Many will leave before I receive advices and I cannot inform you when they will arrive. Be ready for them.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

(Same to Governor O. P. Morton, Indianapolis.)