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were specially charged that they must show him the respect due his rank and no instance of disrespect ever came to my knowledge. After his limits were extended for exercise inside the fort he was always accompanied by Lieutenant Penney or myself at such times as he desired to avail himself of the privilege. His meals were furnished from the mess at Fort Hamilton and brought to this post by the boats of the command.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. O. WOOD,

First Lieutenant, Ninth Infantry, Commanding Post.

MILWAUKEE, WIS., April 10, 1862.

Major-General MALLECK:

Advise that prisoners be sent here. Can be quartered and subsisted cheaper and better than at Madison. Two camps here will accommodate 3,000, and guard more, with but little repairs.

J. M. TROWBRIDGE,

Captain, Sixteenth Infantry, Mustering Officer.

NAVY DEPARTMENT, April 11, 1862.

Honorable WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State.

SIR: In reply to your communication of the 10th instant I have the honor to inform you that Henry Myers, late a paymaster in the U. S. Navy, native of Georgia, was appointed on the 21st June, 1854; tendered his resignation on the 29th January, 1861, and which was accepted on the 1st day of February, 1861.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

GIDEON WELLES.

BALTIMORE, April 11, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Colonel Joseph Drake, Fourth Mississippi Regiment, released on parole from Fort Warren on 7th instant for the purpose of exchange for Colonel Cogswell, is here awaiting permission to proceed beyond our lines to execute the object of his release. Will you give your orders concerning him?

JOHN A. DIX,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE DEPARTMENT,

Baltimore, Md., April 11, 1862.

Captain WILLIAM D. WHIPPLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fort Monroe.

SIR: Colonel Joseph Draken, Fourth Regiment Mississippi Volunteers, C. S. Army, has reported at these headquarters. I have the honor to inclose to you a copy of telegram just received from the Secretary of War, which indicates the disposition to be made of him.

By command of Major-General Dix:

WM. H. LUDLOW,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.