War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0312 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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SAINT LOUIS, February 24, 1862.

Brigadier General E. A. PAINE, Cairo:

Where are Generals Buckner and Johnston and why have they not been sent here as I ordered?

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

FORT LAFAYETTE, February 24, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War.

SIR: I, John Mack, a native of Ireland, one of the crew or the late privateer Petrel, now a prisoners in Fort Lafayete, hereby make application to be released from custody on my parole of honor or by taking the oath of allegiance not to render and aid or comfort to the enemy in hostility to the Government of the United States within the terms of the Executive Order, Numbers 1, War Department, dated the 14th February, 1862.

I am, your humble and obedient servant,

JOHN MACK.

NOTE. -John Cronin, Edward Murphy, Hugh Monaghan, Thomas Woods, of the Petel crew, Joseph Cruz del Cano, and others made similar applications.

CAIRO, February 24, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK:

Neither General Johnston nor General Buckener have been here. Here is a report that General Johnston has escaped.

E. A. PAINE,

Brigadier-General.

SPRINGFIELD, February 24, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK:

Among the 7,000 prisoners at Chicago there is but one surgeon. More medical officers are absolutely necessary. Shall I employ them?

ALLEN C. FULLER,

Adjutant-General.

SAINT LOUIS, February 24, 1862.

ALLEN C. FULLER, Springfield, Ill.:

Confederate surgeon separated from their regiments will be sent on immediately. Their separation was made by the stupidity of subordinates and contrary to my orders.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

CAIRO, ILL., Februray 24, 1862.

Major General H. W. HALLECK, U. S. Army,

Commanding Department of the Missouri, Saint Louis, Mo.

GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose the correspondence forwarded though flags of truce between Major General L. Polk, commanding at