War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0642 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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Major J. J. Turner, Thirtieth Tennessee.

Lieutenant Colonel J. F. White, First East Tennessee Cavalry.

Lieutenant Colonel J. M. Wells, Third [Twenty-third] Mississippi.

Lieutenant Colonel T. F. Winston, Fifty-third Tennessee.

Colonel W. M. Voorhies, Forty-eighth Tennessee.

Second Lieutenant J. W. Boyle, Crescent Artillery, C. S. Army.

Sergt. James Carille, C. S. Army.

Private Patrick Conyan, C. S. Army.

First Lieutenant B. Dart, C. S. Army.

Lieutenant O. Edwards, C. S. Army.

Private Samuel Gibson, C. S. Army.

Captain T. H. Hutton, C. S. Army.

First Lieutenant William Hervey, C. S. Army.

Second Lieutenant Thomas H. Handy, Crescent Artillery, C. S. Army.

Second Lieutenant L. B. Haynes, C. S. Army.

Private A. Metcalf, C. S. Army.

Private R. Silk, C. S. Army.

Corpl. William T. Turner, C. S. Army.

Orderly Sergt. Charles W. Westerville, C. S. Army.

J. DIMICK,

Colonel First Artillery and Brevet Colonel, Commanding Post.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, June 5, 1862.

E. DELAFIELD SMITH, Esq.,

U. S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

SIR: I transmit a copy of extracts* from letters addressed to Lord Lyons relative to supposed undue harshness to British subjects found in vessels captured in attempting to run the blockade. It is desirable that you should inquire into the matter and that such directions should be given as may lead to a discontinuance of any restrictions upon such persons not indispensable for their safe custody as witnesses.

I am, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM H. SEWARD.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, June 5, 1862.

Honorable J. W. MENZIES, House of Representatives.

SIR: The Secretary of War directs me to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 29th ultimo relative to an application for the discharge of several political prisoners confined at Camp Chase and to say that he will give his attention to these cases at the earliest possible moment.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. H. WATSON,

Assistant Secretary of War.

NASHVILLE, June 5, 1862.

His Excellency ABRAHAM LINCOLN, President:

In reply to your dispatch asking if I desired the control of the question of releasing rebel Tennessee prisoners and requesting a distinct

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