War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0560 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, May 21, 1862.

Major-General FREMONT,

Franklin, Va., via Harper's Ferry:

The President being informed that the provost-marshal of Wheeling acting under your authority is about to arrest the Catholic Bishop, Revered Whelan, of that city, he desires you to suspend any such order and to take no action against the Bishop without first submitting the case to the President and receiving his sanction.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, May 21, 1862.

JOSEPH DARR, Jr., Provost-Marshal, Wheeling:

The President being informed that you intend or threaton to arrest Bishop Whelan, the Catholic Bishop of your city, he directs that you take no action against the Bishop without the President's order.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, May 21, 1862.

Major-General WOOL, U. S. Army,

Commanding Department of Virginia, Fort Monroe, Va.

SIR: The commanding officer at Fort Delaware has been directed to transfer to your custody H. H. Robertson, of Virginia, now a prisoner of war, to be exchanged for Captain Henry Bowman, Fifteenth massachusetts Volunteers. The Secretary of War directs that upon the arrival of the former at Fort Monroe you notify the rebel officer nearest to you that he is there to be exchanged for Captain Bowman and on the arrival of that officer from Richmond you are authorized to release Captain Robertson.

I am, sir, &c.,

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, May 21, 1862.

Colonel J. DIMICK, Commanding Fort Warren, Boston, Mass.:

The Secretary of War directs that you send by sea of Fort Monroe all the privateersmen held as prisoners of war. Inform me by telegraph when they start. Send without delay to this office a list of the privateersment with names and rank and a dupblicate to General Wool.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, May 21, 1862.

Colonel J. DIMICK,

First Artillery, Commanding Fort Warren, Boston Mass.

SIR: The Secretary of War directs that you transfer thirty-six political prisoners under your charge, selecting them as far as possible from the Maryland prisoners,* to Fort Lafayette, N. Y.

I am, sir, &c.,

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

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*For Maryland arrests, &c., see Vol. I, this Series, p. 563 et seq.

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