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[JUNE 28, 1865.-For report of Confederate prisoners paroled under the direction of General James H. Wilson, U. S. Army, in April and May, 1865, see Series I, Vol. XLIX, Part I, p. 415.]

FORT MONROE, VA., June 28, 1865.

General E. D. TOWNSEND, Assistant Adjutant-General:

Prisoners C. C. Clay desire to send a communication to the Honorable Secretary of War. Can his reguest be granted?

Respectfully,

N. A. MILES,

Brevet Major-General.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, June 28, 1865.

Major General NELSON A. MILES,

Commanding, &c., Fort Monroe, Va.:

The Secretary of War will receive and consider a respectful communication from Mr. Clay.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assitant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS OF the ARMY, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Numbers 343.

Washington, June 29, 1865.

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4. Lieutenant Colonel O. E. Babcock, aide-de-camp, will proceed to Alton, Ill., and make an inspection of the military at that place. He will report in wiriting to these headquarters the number of prisoners confined there, whether civil or military, stating for what offenses they are confined, and whether by sentence of court-martial or otherwise. Upon the execution of this order the will await further instructions at Alton.

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By command of Lieutenant-General Grant:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, June 29, 1865.

The Commissary-General of Prisoners submits applications of six persons recently belonging to the Confederate Army for permission to return to their homes at the South upon taking the oath of allegiance.

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,

July 5, 1865.

Respectfully submitted to the Secretary of War.

I recommend that the status of many paroled prisoners in the Southern States and the class of cases herewith inclosed be reached by a general order, in substance like the accompanying draft.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.