upon very trivial business which are not accordance with the usages of civilized warfare. I hope to see no more here expect on very important business.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JAS. M. PRICHETT,
U. S. Navy, Senior Officer, Commanding Naval Forces.
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, Raleigh, March 14, 1863.
GEORGE V. STRONG,
Attorney for the District of North Carolina.
DEAR SIR: His Excellency Governor Vance directs me to inform you that Henry Hanbury, Green Mason, W. Jackson, Josiah Lufton, William Hodges, Charney Kenyon, E. H. Gerkin, M. L. Strausbery or Strasbury [Stransbury] and W. a. Foreman are now confined as prisoners at Camp Holmes. It is due the public as well as these individuals that the offenses with which they are charged should be speedily investigated in order that they may be retained for trial if guilty or be discharged if innocent. Unless some action is taken in the matter at an early day His Excellency will deem it his duty to have them discharged.
Yours, very respectfully,
DAVID A. BARNES,
Aide-de-Camp to the Governor.
HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA AND FLORIDA,
Charleston, March 14, 1863.
Colonel JOHN S. PRESTON, Commanding, &c., Columbia, S. C.
COLONEL: I am instructed by the War Department to direct that all Federal officers captured before the 12th day of January, A. D. 1863, shall be forwarded to Richmond to Brigadier-General Winder.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
Chief of Staff.
A similar letter to Lieutenant-Colonel Gaillard, provost-marshal.
RICHMOND, March 14, 1863.
Lieutenant General J. C. PEMBERTON:
Colonel Garland has not been delivered yet. I except to receive him next Monday but there is no certainty.
PORT HUDSON, March 16, 1863.
I request to parole Midshipman Francis, from [of the] Mississippi, who exerted himself to save our men overboard from flag-of-truce boat at Baton Rouge.