War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0646 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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to enter the Confederate service or to give aid or comfort to said service in any manner whatever until regularly exchanged. The Quartermaster's Department will furnish transportation to Fortress Monroe: C. A. Bates, C. C. Clarke, J. W. Fennell, W. R. Erwin and E. G. Colton.

By command of Brigadier-General Wadsworth:

JOHN P. SHERBURNE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

[First indorsement.]

OLD CAPITOL PRISON, Washington, D. C., June 6, 1862.

The parole of honor has been given by Dr. C. A. Bates as within prescribed.

WILLIAM P. WOOD,

Superintendent.

[Second indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS, Fort Monroe, Va., June 10, 1862.

The within-mentioned five men, surgeons, &c., arrived this morning at Old Point and were unconditionally released as per inclosed telegram* directing it. They are to go to-day on boat flag of truce to City Point.

D. T. VAN BUREN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT MONROE, June 5, 1862.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

My flag of truce near City Point is waiting for the hostages at Salisbury, N. C. I have sent up three days' rations to-day. If the flag does not return by to-morrow morning I will go to Baltimore and leave orders to have the hostages or privateers reported to me at that place.

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

SAINT LOUIS, June 5, 1862.

Colonel J. C. KELTON:

Copy of telegraph dispatch received:

DETROIT, MICH., June 5, 1862.

General W. S. KETCHUM:

Eight hundred prisoners of war will be sent Camp Chase and 1,000 to Camp Morton. Camp Washburn at Milwankee will accommodate 2,500 prisoners, Camp McClellan at Davenport 1,200, but guards must be sent to remain in charge of them.

W. HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners.

I do not understand this, and thinking it probably relates to prisoners taken in Mississippi I ask for advice.

W. S. KETCHUM,

Brigadier-General.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Detroit, June 5, 1862.

General W. S. KETCHUM,

Commanding at Saint Louis, Mo.

GENERAL: Thinking there might be some embarrassment as to the disposal of the prisoners taken below Corinth I this morning telegraphed to you how some of them may be disposed of. I have no specific

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