War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0408 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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COLUMBUS, OHIO, March 28, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK:

I advise as a measure of safety that 250 of the prisoners of war, officers, at Camp Chase be sent to Johnson's Island, Sandusky.

DAVID TOD,

Governor of Ohio.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, WAS DEPARTMENT,

Washington, March 28, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel MARTIN BURKE, U. S. Army,

Commanding Forts Hamilton and Lafayette, New York Harbor.

SIR: By direction of the Secretary of War you are authorized to remove Brigadier-General Stone from Fort Lafayette to Fort Hamilton and there to assign him such quarters as you deem proper, and to give him such opportunity for taking air and exercise as may in your judgment be consistent with his safe-keeping.

I am, sir, &c.,

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, March 28, 1862.

Honorable C. B. SEDGWICK,

House of Representatives, Washington.

SIR: In reply to your inquity of what number of prisoners were surrendered to our forces at Fort Donelson, Tenn., I have respectfully to inform you that the official report of General Grant on that head is in these words:

I am pleased to announce to you the unconditional surrender this morning of Fort Donelson with 12,000 to 15,000 prisoners, at least 40 pieces of artillery and a large amount of stores, horses, mules and other public property.

No further report on the subject has been received.

I am, sir, &c.,

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

FRANKFORT, KY., March 28, 1862.

Major General H. W. HALLECK, Saint Louis, Mo.

SIR: I take the liberty of suggesting for your consideration to retain in confinement the prisoners from Kentucky taken at the surrender of Fort Donelson. There is a strong secession feeling scattered throughout the State, and when one of the released prisoners returns home his friends lionize him and it tends to embolden the secessionists.

With great respect, your obedient servant,

JAMES HARLAN,

U. S. District Attorney for Kentucky.

LEBANON, MO., March 28, 1862.

Major-General CURTIS,

Commanding Army of the Southwest.

GENERAL: I have now confined at this post the prisoners taken at Mountain Grove. An examination of the leading members of the gang