War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0634 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, June 3, 1862.

Captain JONAS H. FRENCH,

Provost-Marshal, District of New Orleans.

CAPTAIN: You will suspend the execution of the sentence of death upon Abraham McLane, Daniel Doyle, Edward C. Smith, Patrick Kane, George L. Williams and William Stanley authorized by General Orders, Numbers 36, and cause them and each of them to be confined at hard labor upon the fortifications at Ship Island or the nearest military post during the pleasure of the President of the United States.

BENJ. F. BUTLER,

Major-General, Commanding Department.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORTH CAROLINA,

New Berne, June 3, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War, Washington.

SIR: I have the honor to inclose herewith a list* of prisoners forwarded by the steamers Guide and Eastern State. This is the last of the U. S. prisoners released from Salisbury, N. C., by authority of General Holmes, making in all some 1,300. I have forwarded to Colonel Tompkins a corresponding list.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. E. BURNSIDE,

Major-General, Commanding Department of North Carolina.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON,

Washington, D. C., June 3, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War.

SIR: I have the honor to state that applications are constantly made to me by rebel deserters and prisoners of war who refuse to return South for transportation to their homes or friends at the North. I have the honor to request definite instructions on the subject of granting transportation in such cases.

I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,

JAS. S. WADSWORTH,

Brigadier-General and Military Governor.

DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS, Plattsburg, N. Y., June 3, 1862.

General L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General, U. S. Army, Washington.

SIR: I have the honor to report that in compliance with the directions of the Secretary of War contained in a telegram (without date) received from you on the 15th of April last I have visited Fort Mackinac and made arrangements for the reception and safe-keeping of some fourteen or fifteen state prisoners of war. Two one story buildings have been selected for their quarters. One was formerly used as a hospital and the other as quarters for officers. A hasty sketch + of the

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