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of the cause of his detention by the rebels. Any information that may come into his possession respecting that officer will be communicated to you without delay.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. H. WATSON,

Assistant Secretary of War.

NASHVILLE, TENN., April 9, 1862.

His Excellency ABRAHAM LINCOLN:

Several prominent disunionists have been arrested. It would exert a decided influence to send them beyond the limits of the State. Where shall I send them? All is working well beyond my most sanquine expectations.

ANDREW JOHNSON.

SAINT LOUIS, April 9, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

I have made arrangements for disposing of the sick and wounded and also for the prisoners of war, and shall leave for Savannah, Tenn., about 2 p. m. Any instructions for me here should be sent before that hour.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, April 9, 1862.

Governor O. P. MORTON, Indianapolis, Ind.:

You will please provide for 1,000 prisoners of war.

By order of Major-General Halleck:

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAINT LOUIS, April 9, 1862.

Governor L. P. HARVEY, Madison, Wis.:

Some 2,000 or 3,000 prisoners of war will be sent to Madison and Milwankee.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, April 9, 1862.

Major-General POPE, New Madrid:

Send sick to this city; general and field officers, prisoners of war, to Fort Warren, Boston Harbor; other officers to Columbus, Ohio. Send 1,500 prisoners to Chicago, 1,000 to Springfield and remainder to Madison and Milwankee via Prairie du Chien, Wis. Troops should be sent to guard the latter. I suggest Colonel Murphy.

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H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.