War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0326 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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will be ready when other arrive. Shall we send escort from here and keep these prisoners separate? Answer to-night.

LAZ. NOBLE,

Adjutant-General.

SAINT LOUIS, February 26, 1862.

LAZ. NOBLE, Adjutant-General, Indianapolis:

Officers, prisoners of war, must be sent to Columbus, Ohio,

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, February 26, 1862.

Major A. J. SMITH, Chief of Cavalry:

Your will with a sufficient guard take all the field officers, prisoners of war, to Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, and deliver them to the commanding officer.

These prisoners will be disarmed and closely guarded and not be allowed to communicate with any person whatever. If any attempt to escase put them in irons. In transfering them from one depot to another in any city you are authorized to call upon the police to assist you. The prisoners will be kindly treated and made as comfortable as the circumstances will permit. The quartermaster will supply you with fund to pay all expenses, of which you will keep an account. Having performed these duties you will return to these headquarters.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, Va., February 26, 1862.

Major General B. HUGER, Commanding at Nortfolk, Va.

GENERAL: I intended to send the dispatch of the 24th yesterday but was prevented by the gale. Will you do me the favor to inform General Cobb that I have not yet received a reply to my dispatch on Sunday from Washington? I sent by telegraph and mail. I expect a dispatch by telegraph in the course of the day. The gale has interfered very much with our communication. As soon as I receive the information anticipated I will notify General Cobb by flag of truce.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

P. S. -I propose for exchange Captain K. Garranrd of the Fifth Cavalry.

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Sandusky, Ohio, February 26, 1862.

General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermater-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your instructions of the 25th by telegraph and I shall proceed immediately to carry them out.

The crossing to the island to-day is very unsafe and if the mild weather continues in two three days the ice will probably be all out of the bay. In this uncertain state of things I would advise that no