If faith whereof I have caused the seal of the Department of State for the said United States to be herento affixed.
Done at Washington this 14th day of May, in the year of our Lord 1813, and of the Independence of these States the thirty-seventh.
Secretary of State.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,
Fort Monroe, Va., February 23, 1862.
Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War.
DEAR SIR: * * * * * * *
P. S. - A steamer has this moment arrived bringing 372 returned prisoners from the South, of whom 345 are non-commisioned officers, privates sailors and citizens; also 10 negroes and 17 commissioned officers, 7 of whom were held as hostages, ranking as follows, viz: Colonels Lee, Cogswell and Wood; Major Revere; Captains Bowamn, Rockwood and Keffer, all of whom go forward this evening by boat to Baltimore. *
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOHN E. WOOL,
SAINT LOUIS, February 23, 1862.
Lieutenant Colonel S. BURBANK, Commanding at Alton:
Send General Tilghman by next return boat to this place to join the other officers, prisoners of war, on board the transport. Send General Price on parole to report at headquarters in this city.
H. W. HALLECK,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,
Saint Louis, February 23, 1862.
Major J. N. McELROY,
Commanding Guard over Officers, Prisoners of War, Saint Louis, Mo.
SIR: I am directed by the major-general commanding to inclose to you copies of General Orders, Numbers 33, current series, # form these headquarters, in relation to medical officers prisoners of war. The terms of this order having been accepted by General A. S. Johnston, of the Confederate Army, the major-general commanding directs that you will be governed by its requirements.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
N. H. McLEAN,
* For this letter in full, see Series I, Vol. IX, p. 17.
# Omitted here; see Vol. I, this Series, p. 164.