War of the Rebellion: Serial 117 Page 0936 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATES, ETC.

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of the blockading vessel and captured at the same time the balance of the boat's crew that landed. This man was shot through the body; he is now well enough to be exchanged; his name is Frank Russell. I respectfully ask instructions where I shall send these men.

I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,

JOSEPH FINEGAN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE WEST, Numbers 71.

Holly Springs, November 6, 1862.

I. Any commissary is directed to furnish subsistence to paroled Confederate prisoners upon the order of Major F. L. Hubbell, Third Missouri Infantry, in whose charge those prisoners have been placed.

II. Transportation will be furnished upon the order of Major F. L. Hubbell, Third Missouri Infantry, for paroled Confederate prisoners to Jackson, Miss., by any post or brigade quartermaster.

By order of Major-General Price:

JAMES M. LOUGHBOROUGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, VA., November 8, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel CHARLES LAFFON DE LADIBAT, Richmond, Va.

SIR: I have received the petition of the French Legion of New Orleans of which you were bearer and would be greatly gratified to aid in the liberation of the Honorable Pierre Soule, now confined in close prison by the United States Government in violation of the usages of civilized warfare. I know of no method, however, in which I can assist you in the mission you have assumed. I hope it will be successful; but if not please convey to the officers of the Legion the assurance that Mr. Soule's captivity in common with that of many others of our citizens now confined in Northern prisons is a constant subject of solicitude to this Government and that no proper efforts will be spared to secure his release.

Very respectfully, yours, &c.,

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT Numbers 2,

Knoxville, Tenn., November 8, 1862.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector-General, Richmond, Va.

SIR: I have the honor to forward to-day lists of U. S. prisoners captured and paroled by my command during the recent Kentucky campaign, amounting in the aggregate to 4,848, viz:

Colonels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Lieutenant-colonel's. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Captains. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Staff officers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Majors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Lieutenants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

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Total of commissioned officers. . . . . . . . . . . . . 182

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Enlisted men. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4,666

Officers reduced to equivalents. . . . . . . . . . . . 987

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Total of above (privates). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,653