War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0650 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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WASHINGTON, June 10, 1865.

Major J. F. MOUNT,

Commanding Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Md.:

The prisoners of war reported in your letter of the 9th instant will be held till further orders.

W. HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners.

RICHMOND, VA., June 10, 1865.

Brigadier-General GORDON,

Commanding District of Eastern Virginia, Norfolk, Va.:

You will retain in the military prison in Norfolk all such prisoners as were sent there for offenses for the commission of which they were subject to the Articles of War. All others will be turned over to the civil authorities. You will discharge every civilian employed in the prison and fill their places by details from the troops under your command.

By order of Major-General Ord:

N. M. CURTIS,

Brevet Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, and Chief of Staff.

GENERAL COURT-MARTIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 283.

Washington, June 12, 1865.

In compliance with General Orders, Numbers 98, War Department, Adjutant-General-General's Office, May 27, 1865, the sentences of the following-named prisoners, now in confinment for "during the war,"are remitted, and the prisoners will be immediately discharged upon taking the oath of allegiance:

ALBANY PENITENTIARY.

1. John R. H. Embert, now or late of the so-called Confederate Army.

CHARGE I: Acting as a spy.

CHARGE II: Violation of the laws of war, as laid down in paragraph 86 of General Orders, Numbers 100, from the War Department, April 24, 1863.

FINDING: Guilty.

SENTENCE: Confinment at hard labor in the Albany penitentiary during the war.

2. Samuel B. Hearn, now or late of the so-called Confederate Army.

CHARGE I: Acting as a spy.

CHARGE II: Violation of the laws of war, as laid down in paragraph 86 of General Orders, Numbers 100, from the War Department, April 24, 1863.

FINDING: Guilty.

SENTENCE: Confinement at hard labor in the Albany penitentiary during the war.

3. Braxton Lyon, now or late of the so-called Confederate Army.

CHARGE I: Acting as a spy.

CHARGE II: Violation of the laws of war, as laid down in paragraph 86 of General Orders, Numbers 100, from the War Department, April 24, 1863.

FINDING: Guilty.

SENTENCE: Confinement at hard labor in the Albany penitentiary during the war.

By order of the President of the United States:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.