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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Treatment and exchange of prisoners. (search)
e sufferings therein, as heretofore charged by our enemies, and that the Federal Goverment, through Edwin M. Stanton, H. W. Halleck and U. S. Grant as its representative actors, was directly and solely responsible for the establishment of these plac officers as are included in the agreement. P. 213. On December 30th, 1862, the following order was issued by General H. W. Halleck, signing himself as General-in-Chief: No officers, prisoners of war, will be released on parole till further er orders. They will be kept in close confinement, and be strongly guarded. Those already paroled will be confined. H. W. Halleck, General-in-Chief. And similar orders were sent to all commanders of Federal forces throughout the country. Ib.,, have caused us to think kindly of him and to place him in a different class from that in which we have placed Stanton, Halleck, Sherman, Sheridan, Pope, Butler, Hunter, Milroy, and other Federal officers, who took such delight in treating us with
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 30. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The campaign and battle of Lynchburg. (search)
the 21st of June, wrote General Meade to know where Hunter was, and said: Tell him to save his army in the way he thinks best. (Id., 657.) On the 17th of July Halleck wrote to Hunter, giving him some directions in regard to his future movements, saying that General Grant directs, if compelled to fall back, you will retreat in fut to one side, so as to make it necessary to fall back into West Virginia to save your army. This order he disregarded most ignominiously. In the same letter Halleck wrote Hunter that General Grant said that in the marching he does not want houses burned, but that he wants your troops to eat out Virginia clear and clean as far War, wrote to Grant on the 15th of July (Id., 332): Hunter appears to have been engaged in a pretty active campaign against the newspapers in West Virginia. And Halleck on the same day wrote to Grant that he thought Hun- ter's command was badly used up in the Lynchburg expedition. (Id., 331.) These assaults, and many others o