War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0442 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, April 11, 1862.

Major-General DIX:

Give Colonel Drake a pass to Fortress Monroe and direct him to report to General Wool for exchange.


Secretary of War.

BALTIMORE, April 11, 1862.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

Colonel Drake proceeded to Fort Monroe on Wednesday last in accordance with written instructions from Colonel Dimick purporting to be based on an order from you. A copy of your order was not furnished by Colonel Dimick to General Wool and Colonel Drake was simply ordered back to report here, and as he stated to obtain an authorization for the exchange for Colonel Cogswell to procure which he was paroled by your order. Such authorization was furnished by your telegram of this morning. Colonel Drake returned to Fortress Monroe this afternoon being ordered to report to General Wool, and a copy of your telegram was sent to General Wool, who has indicated no reasons for the sending back of Colonel Drake.


Major and Aide-de-Camp.

FORT HAMILTON, New York Harbor, April 11, 1862.

Brigadier General L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General of the Army, Washington, D. C.

SIR: Inclosed please find a supplement to my report made a few days since in the case of General Stone.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Lieutenant-Colonel Third Artillery, Commanding.


FORT LAFAYETTE, New York Harbor, April 11, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel M. BURKE, Third Artillery, Fort Hamilton.

COLONEL: I would respectfully submit the following as a supplement to my report dated the 9th instant in regard to the treatment of Brigadier General Charles P. Stone, U. S. Army, while confined at this post, having omitted these facts in that report: He was required to deposit his money with me, I giving a receipt for it and holding it subject to his order. All his letters were examined by Lieutenant Penney or myself both going and coming. The room in which he was confined was in the men's quarters - the last adjoining the battery, the only available one.

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


First Lieutenant, Ninth Infantry, Commanding.


Saint Louis, April 11, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel J. A. EPPSTEIN, Boonville, Mo.

COLONEL: Yours of 8th instant is at hand. You are authorized to exercise your discretion and judgment in the disposition of cases of