War of the Rebellion: Serial 118 Page 0016 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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[Sub-inclosure Numbers 4.]

MILITARY PRISON HOSPITAL, October 29, 1862.

[General J. T. BOYLE.]

SIR: We take the liberty of addressing you to-day to call your attention to a change in our situation, ordered yesterday by Doctor Head, medical director. Confederate surgeons, we were on our arrival here (on our way South from attending to our wounded in Perryville) arrested and sent to the prison hospital to be held (so we were informed) as hostages for a Federal surgeon said to be confined in Knoxville, Tenn. We are now to be sent to the military prison by order of Doctor Head. While we ask leave to doubt the truth of any Federal surgeon being confined merely for being a Federal surgeon, we would respectfully request of you if we are held as prisoners to be confined to some other quarters more comfortable to us as non-combatants and more suited to our condition. We will cheerfully give our parole of honor not to leave any premises or house you may confine us to, or give you bond here in the city if released on parole to return here in a specified time if the Federal surgeon should prove to be confined. We respectfully request that if we are to be held as prisoners we be assigned quarters better suited to our condition than the military prison, provided we have to leave the hospital.

Respectfully,

K. C. DIVINE,

[J. M.] ALEXANDER,

H. HINKLEY,

Brigade Surgeons.

T. W. LEAK,

Surgeon.

[T. R.] MEUX,

[N. D.] PHILLIPS,

[J. S.] FENNER,

[A. T.] CLARK,

Assistant Surgeons.

[Sub-inclosure Numbers 5.]

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF MEMPHIS,

Memphis, November 3, 1862.

Dr. J. B. Cowan, C. S. Army; Doctor Hinkley, C. S. Army; Doctor Phillips, C. S. Army; Doctor Clark, C. S. Army; Doctor Leak, C. S. Army; Doctor Divine, C. S. Army; Doctor Fenner, C. S. Army, and Doctor Meux, C. S. Army, are hereby permitted to proceed southward to the Confederate lines pursuant to instructions from Major General U. S. Grant. They will proceed by the Hernando road to-day.

By order of Major-General Sherman:

J. H. HAMMOND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure B.]

TULLAHOMA, TENN., November 22, 1862.

Dr. A. J. FOARD, Surgeon and Medical Director.

SIR: In company with Dr. H. Hinkley, brigade surgeon, First Brigade, Second Division, Army of the Mississippi, I left McDowell Hospital, near Perryville, Ky., October 20 and proceeded to Harrodsburg to