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CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, ETC., RELATING TO PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE FROM JUNE 13, 1862, TO NOVEMBER 30, 1862.

UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

HALLECK'S HEADQUARTERS, June 13, 1862.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON:

There are at Nashville about 1,500 prisoners of war released on parole by General Beauregard. They are without officers, in no discipline and greatly demoralized. They will be of very little service and I respectfully recommend that they be mustered out of service.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, June 13, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK:

Your telegram received. I will send an officer immediately to Nashville to pay off the discharged prisoners and muster them out of service.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE. Numbers 133.

Washington, June 13, 1862.

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III. Captain H. M. Lazelle, Eight Infantry, will report for such duty as he can perform to Colonel Hoffman, commissary-general of prisoners, at New City.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, June 13, 1862.

Honorable G. A. GROW, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

SIR: In compliance with a resolution of the House of May 28, 1862, I have the honor herewith to inclose to your the report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, with accompanying papers, seven [six] in number, and marked respectively A, B, C, C, E and F.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. P. USHER,

Acting Secretary.

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