War of the Rebellion: Serial 121 Page 0794 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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EXECUTIVE OFFICE, Washington, D. C., November 9, 1865.

Govenror O. P. MORTON, Indianapolis, Ind.:

Your letter of the 6th instant received.* You will see an explanation in a few days published why Mr. Davis has not been brought to trial, whcih will I trust be staisfactory.

ANDREW JOHNSON,

President.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, La., November 10, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON, Secretary of War:

SIR: I respectfully recomm,end the release of J. B. Clark, ex- Confederate Senator from Missouri, now confined at Fort Jackson.

He is not in good health and is very despondent. His mind is becoming very much affected by anxiety for his family and himself.

P. H. SHERIDAN,

Major-General, U. S. Army.

HEADUQARTERS DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON,

Washington, D. C., November 11, 1865.

ADJUTANT- GENERAL OF THE ARMY:

SIR: I have nthe honor to report that the sentence and orders of the Presidetn in case of JHenry Wirz,as promulgated in General Court- Martial Orders, Numbers 607, dated War Deaprtmetn, Adjutnat- Geenrl's Office, Washington,noveber 6, 1865, have been duly executed, between the hours of 10 and 11 a. m. yesterday, November 10, and his body has been interred by the side of "Atzerodt" in the "Arsenal grounds."

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

C. C. AUGUR,

Major-General, of Volunteers; Commanding Department.

CAHABA, ALA., November 12, 1865.

Colonel D. W. MAGEE, Commandign Post of Selma, Selma Ala.:

SIR: In reference to the Captain Hiran S. M\Hnchett case I beg to inform yu that I have investigated the matter to the best of my knowledge, ahving conversed with the prominent members of the town council of this place.i am prepared to give their testimaony as given to me in the case; persons who are familiar with the matter,andpersons whose testimony can be relied upon init, and which goes to show that Mr. George W. Hnachett's statement tot he Secretary of War is not far from being correct. Concern ing the jailer, a Mr. G. G. Ogletree, of thsi place, who, as represented, being the man who invited aptain H. to beakfast with him, has been misrepresented.he was not in Cahabea tt the time. It was a Mr. J. A. Haweth, a member of the town council at the time. He states that at or near the time fothe Wilson raid into Selma Colonel Jones got frightened and fled across the Alabama River to the cuntry,a nd that the next mroning after his flight the

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