MARCH 7, 1864.
It is presumed that all of the cases referred to in this letter will come properly before a board.
E. A. HITCHCOCK,
Major-General of Volunteers.
WAR DEPARTMENT, March 8, 1864.
Respectfully referred to the Commissary-General of Prisoners, who will return with this letter all the papers relative to prisoners in whose cases recommendations have been made by Commissioner Galloway.
By order of the Secretary of War:
ED. R. S. CANBY,
Brigadier-General and Assistant Adjutant-General.
OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,
Washington, March 9, 1864.
Respectfully returned to the Secretary of War, with the accompanying reports of Commissioner Galloway.
Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary-General of Prisoners.
FORT MONROE, VA., February 25, 1864.
Brigadier-General CANBY, Assistant Adjutant-General:
Your communication in relation to 200 rebel officers is received, and immediate measures will be taken to put it into execution.
BENJ. F. BUTLER,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WESTERN LOUISIANA,
Alexandria, February 25, 1864.
Colonel E. L. MOLINEUX,
Commissioner of Exchange in behalf of
Major General W. B. Franklin, U. S. Army:
COLONEL: I am instructed by Major General R. Taylor, C. S. Army, commanding District of Western Louisiana, to call your attention to the following matters, with the request that they may be brought to the notice of Major-General Franklin, commanding U. S. forces in the field in Western Louisiana, and with the hope that steps may be taken to release the parties referred to from arrest and confinement.
Major-General Taylor is informed by the lieutenant-colonel commanding the Twenty-sixth Louisiana Regiment of Infantry that about the last of October, 1863, the following soldiers of that regiment, who had been regularly paroled at the capture of Vicksburg by the U. S. forces, and were at their homes in the parish of Lafayette of this State, were arrested by a portion of the command of Major-General Franklin, sent to New Orleans and lodged in prison, where they are now confined. The names of these men are Sergt. A. D. Landry, Company E; Corpl. Alfred Peck, Company E; Private Jules Duhon, Company E; A. Guidry, Company A; V. Comeau, Company A; Marshal Faber, Company A, all of the Twenty-sixth Louisiana Regiment of Infantry.