War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0124 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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NEW YORK, January 24, 1865.

Captain FRANK G. NOYES, 33 Beckmen Street, New York:

CAPTAIN: In reply to your note of this date I have the honor to suggest that we meet at noon tomorrow at 48 Bleecker street, General Hunt's headquarters.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. E. PAINE,

Brigadier - General of Volunteers.

NEW YORK, January 24, 1865.

Brigadier General W. N. R. EALL, New York Hotel:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inform you that the long expected cotton has arrived on the U. S. S. transport Atlanta, which now lies at Pier 41, North River, and I am to have an interview with the officer in charge at 48 Bleecker street (General Hunt's headquarters) at noon tomorrow, at which time and place I should be pleased to meet you if convenient.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. E. PAINE,

Brigadier - General of Prisoners.

HEADQUARTERS FORT LAFAYETTE,

New York Harbor, January 24, 1865.

Brigadier General H. W. WESSELLS,

Commissary - General of Prisoners, Washington, D. C.:

SIR: Inclosed you will receive a certified copy of a letter* received this day from Brig General H. E. Paine, U. S. Volunteers, the person who brought Brigadier General W. N. R. Beall, C. S. Army, to this post, upon the receipt of which I have this day released General Beall.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

MARTIN BURKE,

Lieutenant - Colonel, U. S. Army, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY STATION,

Alton, Ill., January 24, 1865.

Brigadier General H. W. WESSELLS,

Commissary - General of Prisoners, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to transmit herewith a special roll of prisoner belonging to various regiments in the service of the United States who enlisted in the Tenth Tennessee (rebel) Regiment+ while held by the rebel authorities as prisoners of war at Andersonville, Ga., and were captured by the U. S. forces at Egypt Station, Miss., in General Grierson's late expedition. These men were received here with other prisoner of war on January 17, 1865, and were duty reported as such, but special rolls corresponding with the accompanying were received at the same time from the authorities sending the prisoners. The remarks on the rolls and the accompanying letter of Colonel Noble. Third Iowa Cavalry, will explain the status and history of these men as far as know at these headquarters.

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

ROY STONE,

Brevet Brigadier - General, Commanding Military Prison and Post.

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* See Paine to Beall, January 23, p. 114.

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+ List omitted.