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[APRIL 8, 1862. - For reports, correspondence, &c., relating to the capture of Island Numbers 10, see Series I, Vol. VIII, p. 76 et seq.]

COLUMBUS, OHIO, April 8, 1862.

General HALLECK:

Twenty-six field and staff officers, prisoners of war, left this morning for Fort Warren. It is very important that at least 200 more of the most dangerous should be transferred to Johnson's Island or elsewhere. Please let us know what we may expect.

DAVID TOD,

Gorvernor of Ohio.

SAINT LOUIS, April 8, 1862.

Governor TOD, Columbus, Ohio:

Transfer such of the prisoners of war as you may deem proper to Johnson's Island and make provision for guarding them. I shall not be able after to-morrow morning to communicate with you for several days.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, April 8, 1862.

Governor YATES, Springfield, Ill.:

General Pope has taken ove 2,000 prisoners of war to-day and expects to take more. How many can you accommodate at Springfield and Chicago? Please answer to-night as I leave to-morrow.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

SPRINGFIELD, ILL., April 8, 1862.

General HALLECK:

There are at Chicago 6,000 prisoners and a guard of 1,500; accommodations for 1,500 more. At Springfield there are 1,700 prisoners and a guard of 400; accommodations for 1,000 more. The guard I think should be increased at both places.

RICHARD YATES,

Governor.

SAINT LOUIS, April 8, 1862.

Colonel JAMES A. MULLIGAN, Camp Douglas, Chicago;

Prisoners of war who escape and are retaken will be put in close confinement in a prison or under guard.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MISSOURI,

Jefferson City, Mo., April 8, 1862.

Captain N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Saint Louis, Mo.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to inclose for the examination and approval of the major-general commanding a copy of an order* which

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* Omitted here; General Orders, Numbers 12, p. 443.

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