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ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, April 13, 1862.

Captain C. H. McNALLY, Detroit, Mich.:

The regular troops at Detroit being on parole cannot properly guard the prisoners of war ordered to be sent to Fort Mackinac and therefore one of the companies at Detroit will not move to that place. Are there any volunteers at or near Detroit from which a company could be taken to guard the prisoners and garrison Fort Mackinac? Answer immediately. If the prisoners arrive at Detroit before the other troops are there request the civil authorities to take charge of them until the arrival of troops.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

BALTIMORE, MD., April 13, 1862.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

There are some eight or ten prisoners of war at Fort Deleware who say that they were forced into the service of the insurgents who wish to remain at the North and wh are anxious to take oath of allegiance.

JOHN A. DIX,

Major-General.

FORT HAMILTON, April 13, 1862.

Brigadier-General THOMAS,

Adjutant-General U. S. Army:

Being in arrest awaiting charges I respectfully request that the arrest may be suspended and I permitted to serve in some capacity before Yorktown, provided such course shall be approved by the honorable Secretary of War and Major-General McClellan.

CHAS. P. STONE,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MISSOURI,

Jefferson City, Mo., April 13, 1862.

THOMAS SONE, Esq., Jefferson City, Mo.

SIR: The provost-marshal has been authorized to release you from arrest. You are cautioned that entertaining rebels is punishable by death by the laws of war, and that anything of that sort which may be hereafter found as being committed will be cause for arrest and trial. The law makes no distinction of sex in these matters and accordigly both sexes are cautioned to conduct themselves with circumspection in such matters.

Respectfully,

JAMES TOTTEN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding District.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,

Corinth, Miss., April 13, 1862.

Major General U. S. GRANT,

Commanding Forces of the United States,

Pittsburg Landing, West Tenn., Confederate States.

GENERAL: Your communication of yesterday by flag of truce, inclosing the application of Colonel Battle for exchange, has been received

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