WAR DEPARTMENT, February 14, 1864.
The Secretary of War directs that General Trimble, a prisoner of war from Johnson's Island, one of the party arriving this morning at Baltimore, be sent to Fort Delaware. Please reply.
Commissary-General of Prisoners.
[FEBRUARY 14-16, 1864. - For correspondence of Butler, West, and Wistar, relating to the escape of Union prisoners from Libby Prison, see Series I, Vol. XXXIII, pp. 559-566.]
CAMP CHASE, OHIO, February 15, 1864.
COLONEL: I have the honor to submit to you the following application, viz, that the parole of honor given by me on the 3rd of February, 1864, and accepted by Colonel William Wallace, then commandant of Camp Chase, be revoked, and that I be sent to the Ohio State Prison or to the prison in which the prisoners of war now confined in the Ohio State Prison shall be convinced at the date of the approval of this application.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
BASIL W. DUKE.
HEADQUARTERS CAMP CHASE, February 18, 1864.
Respectfully forwarded to Colonel William Hoffman, Commissary-General of Prisoners, Washington, D. C.
W. P. RICHARDSON,
Colonel Twenty-fifth Ohio Volunteers, Commanding.
HEADQUARTERS NORTHERN DEPARTMENT,
Columbus, Ohio, February 19, 1864.
I hope his request will be granted.
S. P. HEINTZELMAN,
OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,
Washington, February 23, 1864.
Respectfully submitted to the Secretary of War for his instructions.
Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary-General of Prisoners.
If approved, should be sent to some other prison.
The Secretary of War decides that the parole of Basil W. Duke be canceled on his giving himself up, and that he be sent to the State prison or penitentiary at Columbus, and that immediately thereafter he be transferred to Fort Delaware.