War of the Rebellion: Serial 118 Page 0710 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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an order to hold them here until further orders from the War Department or General Rosecrans.

ANDREW JOHNSON,

Military Governor.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, May 26, 1863.

Major General W. S. ROSECRANS,

Commanding Dept. of the Cumberland, Murfreesborough, Tenn.:

The Secretary of Was has received your telegram of the 23rd instant and directs that you proceed with the execution of the sentence against Doctor and Mrs. Cheatham.

ED. R. S. CANBY,

Brigadier-General and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, May 26, 1863.

Colonel MUNDY, Commanding, Louisville, Ky.:

General Rosecrans reports that Doctor Chatham and wife entertained a spy from General Morgan; sent letters and goods through lines and advised spy to dress in Federal uniform; go about city and learn and inform Morgan where our stores were located and where our troops were posted. General Rosecrans has been directed to proceed with the execution of this sentence. Please inform Governor Johnson. Duplicate by mail.

ED. R. S. CANBY,

Brigadier-General and Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT MONROE, May 26, 1863.

Hon. G. V. FOX:

The officers and men of the Indianola have been released and are declared exchanged. The officers have arrived here and go to Annapolis to-night. The men went on Sunday night.

WM. H. LUDLOW,

Lieutenant-Colonel, &c.

FORT MONROE, May 26, 1863.

Colonel W. HOFFMAN, Commissary-General of Prisoners:

Eighteen Confederate officers have been brought back to me from City Point by the officer in charge according to my instructions, equivalents in our own officers not having been delivered for them. I have sent them to Fort Norfolk. Thirty-six more of our officers came down from City Point this morning, the officers of the Indianola among them. The Confederate have retained Captain McKee and Lieutenant Shepherd for execution; also all of Colonel Streight's officers, about ninety-six in number. All our officers how have been delivered are declared exchanged. I send lists by mail this afternoon.

WM. H. LUDLOW,

Lieutenant-Colonel, &c.