addressed to the Honorable J. Holt, Honorable William H. Seward, and F. P. Blair, sr.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. A. DANA,
Assistant Secretary of War.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF INDIANA,
Indianapolis, Ind., May 31, 1865-12 m.
E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:
I have just received your telegram commuting the sentences of Bowles, Milligan, and Horsey. The orders shall be strictly obeyed.
ALVIN P. HOVEY,
WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, May 31, 1865.
Commanding Department of Washington, Washington, D. C.:
SIR: The Secretary of War directs that you send an officer immediately to take charge of Henry Wirz, and a captain in the rebel service, who had charge of the Andersonville Prison, and commit him to the Old Capitol Prison, where he will be kept securely confined. He is now in the central guard-house, where he has delivered by Captain Noyes, of General Wilson's staff. Please report the execution of this order.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. D. TOWNSEND,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON,
May 31, 1865.
Respectfully referred to Colonel T. Ingraham, provost-marshal-general, Defenses North of the Potomac, for immediate compliance with the within instructions, to be returned with report of action.
By command of Major-General Augur:
H. W. SMITH,
Assistant Adjutant-General Officer of the Day.
DEFENSES NORTH OF THE POTOMAC,
May 31, 1865.
Respectfully returned. This order has this day been fully complied with. Captain Wirz is now in Old Capitol Prison.
Colonel and Pro. March General, Defenses North of the Potomac.
WASHINGTON CITY, D. C., May 31, 1865.
His Excellency Governor JOHN A. ANDREW:
SIR: When the rebel General Magruder defeated an expedition to the Sabine River, set on foot by General Banks, there were two free