War of the Rebellion: Serial 118 Page 0928 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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[Second indorsement.]

APRIL 28, 1863.

Respectfully referred to Honorable R. Ould.

By order of the Secretary of War:

J. A. CAMPBELL,

Assistant Secretary of War.

[Third indorsement.]

OFFICE EXCHANGE OF PRISONERS,

Richmond, Va., April 30, 1863.

Respectfully returned.

The case of Surg. J. E. Dixon will receive special attention. I have already made a report to the Secretary of War in this case.

RO. OULD,

Agent of Exchange.

[Fourth indorsement.]

Answer that the special attention of Colonel Ould, agent, &c., has been directed to the case of Surgeon Dixon.

HEADQUARTERS SECOND DISTRICT,

DEPARTMENT OF MISSISSIPPI AND EAST LOUISIANA,

Vicksburg, April 15, 1863.

Major R. W. MEMMINGER, Assistant Adjutant-General, Jackson.

MAJOR: The following is an extract from a letter of Colonel Ferguson of the 12th instant:

In this connection I would call your attention to the five prisoners sent down who acknowledge that they had been led to the east bank of Deer Creek by their captain to steal horses and mules and burn everything. They were caught on stolen animals and had in their possession articles of private property stolen from residences, and were recognized as those who had set fire to the corn on the De Holb Plantation. Will not our Government make an example of them?

Can these men be held in retaliation for James?

I am, major respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. L. STEVENSON,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH MILITARY DISTRICT,

Jackson, Miss., April 16, 1863.

Major R. W. MEMMINGER, Assistant Adjutant-General.

MAJOR: I have the honor to submit the following report of U. S. prisoners of war and deserters from U. S. Army received at this post on yesterday from Panola: 1 prisoner of war, 4 deserters, U. S. Army. Total number of prisoners and deserters, 5.

I am, major, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN ADAMS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS, Jackson, April 14, 1863.

Respectfully referred to General Adams to know if he reports the U. S. prisoners received, to Major Watts in charge, &c.

By order of Lieutenant-General Pemberton:

R. W. MEMMINGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.