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[First indorsement.]

I find for our books that the within-named prisoner was received here and delivered to Captain Alexander on 24th of October charged with being a spy.

TH. P. TURNER,

Captain, &c.

[Second indorsement.]

CASTLE THUNDER, December 8, 1862.

The record against Charles H. Marsh, who is here, is that he was taken at Bull Run August 9 as a Yankee spy. Papers with General Winder. Brought here October 24, 1862.

G. W. ALEXANDER,

Assistant Provost-Marshal.

[Third indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF HENRICO,

December 10, 1862.

Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War inclosing letter from the prisoner, which was deemed of itself sufficient to establish a grave suspicion and to warrant his detention.

JNO H. WINDER,

Brigadier-General.

[Inclosure.]

CASTLE THUNDER, Richmond, October 25, 1862.

Mr. WOOD, Commissioner of the United States.

SIR: I am private of Company D, First Battalion Connecticut Cavalry. On Tuesday, the 6th day of October, 1862, I was detailed by Captain L. N. Middlebrook, who was stationed with his company at Fairfax Court-House and Countervail, Va., to go to Thoroughfare Gap of Bull Run Mountain for the purpose of watching the enemy. One man was detailed each day for that purpose. After I had passed Haymarket I was captured by eleven members of the Twelfth Virginia Cavalry who got not my rear. I was mounted upon a gray horse with my military saddle and armed with my revolver. My company are without sabers. I was clothed in my uniform. As I was coming up to Haymarket I found on the road a gray jacket which I put on every my blouse as it was a very cool morning, I have been informed that I am charged with being a spy. I claim the protection of the United States.

Yours, truly,

C. H. MARSH,

Private, Company D, First Battalion Connecticut Cavalry.

VICKSBURG, December 3, 1862.

General PEMBERTON:

The flag-of-truce officer is instructed by General Grant to retain four of the returned prisoners in place of the four held in custody here, subject to the same treatment and fate. Do you wish any reply sent?

M. L. SMITH.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY POST,

Atlanta, Ga., December 3, 1862.

Brigadier-General WINDER, Commanding, Richmond.

SIR: I have the honor to inclose list of prisoners herewith sent by an order from General Beauregard, commanding Department of South