War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0478 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, April 25, 1862.

Major General JOHN E. WOOL, Commanding, Fort Monroe.

GENERAL; It is thought that it may be proper that General Huger should certainly know that thus far no person exposed or detected as a spy of the insurgents has been condemned or executed. You may informally communicate this fact without in any way committing the Government as to the future.

Truly, yours,

EDWIN M. STANTON.

Secretary of War.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT., GENERAL'S OFFICE. Numbers 91.

Washington, April 25, 1862

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VI. Asst. Surg. J. C. McKee U. S. Army will repair without delay to Springfield Ill., to take charge of the hospital for prisoners at Camp Butler, and will report for duty to Lieutenant Colonel W. Hoffman, commissary-general of prisoners. The commanding officer at Fort Wayne will employ a private physician.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

L. THOMAS.

Adjutant-General.

SAINT LOUIS, April 25, 1862

SILAS F. MILLER, Esq., Galt House, Louisville, Ky.

SIR: Your letter of the 22nd is just received. No prisoner of war has been released on parole to go to Louisville by my authority except one, and that one at the request of Messrs. Guthrie and Prentice. If any others have been sent there on parole it was without my authority and contrary to my orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MIDDLE DEPARTMENT,

Baltimore, Md., April 25, 1862.

Captain THOMAS C. JAMES, Warden of the City Jail.

SIR: Whatever delicacies, such as fresh butter, preserves and confectionery may be sent to you for the prisoners of war reserve and use for the sick and convalescent.

By command of Major-General Dix:

WM. H. LUDLOW,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NEW MEXICO.

Fort Craig, N. Mex., April 25, 1862.

Brigadier General H. H. SIBLEY,

Commanding Confederate Army.

SIR: I inclose a list* of officers and non-commissioned officers of the U. S. Army paroled by you or in your power whom I propose to

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*Omitted.

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