War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0554 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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First Lieutenant S. C. Williams, Twenty-third Virginia; Second Lieutenant B. B. Vassall for Second Lieutenant William Wade, Fourth Virginia; First Lieutenant F. J. Crilly, Seventh Infantry, and Lieutenant M. C. Causten, Nineteenth Infantry, for any officers of equal rank now prisoners of war in our hands.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, May 19, 1862.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Commanding Department of the Mississippi, Monterey, Tenn.

SIR: I am directed by the Secretary of War to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 6th instant with the inclosed communication from the Enligh consul, Mr. J. E. Wilkins, and other papers in reference to natives of Canada impressed into the rebel service and asking instructions from this Department in regard to their release, and to stte in reply that the subject is left to your discretion.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. P. BUCKINGHAM,

Brigadier-General and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON, D. C.,

May 19, 1862.

Major DOSTER, Prosvost-Marshal, Washington.

MAJOR: You are directed to order the release of the private of Company F, Tenth New Jersey Volunteers, now in confinement at the Central Guard-House, charged with shooting a prisoner who was attempting to escape from the Old Capitol Prison.

It appears that be obeyed his orders in the case and is rather deserving of praise then censure for his vigilance and promptness of action.

By command of Brigadier-General Wadsworth:

JOHN P. SHERBURNE,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

Goldsborough, May 19, 1862.

Major General A. E. BURNSIDE,

Commanding U. S. Forces at New Berne.

GENERAL: I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 17th instant addressed to myself; your letter of the same date to General Ransom has also been handed to me.

In accordance with your request I beg to inform you that the United States prisoners to be released on parole, some 1,400 in number, will be delivered at Washington, N. C. The first detachment of about 200 will probably reach that place on Friday next and the remainder will follow in daily installments of the same number.

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

TH. H. HOLMES

Major General, C. S. Army, Commanding Dept. of North Carolina.