passed be between Gen. Dan'l Ruggies. C. S. A., and Picayune Butler.
Headq'rs, 1st District.Dep't East Louisiana and Mississippi. Tangipahoa, La. July 15, 1862. To Major-Gen. Butler, Commanding United States forces, New Orleans, La:
General — I have received petitions from officers of the 1st regiment Louisiana Partizan Rangers touching the case of Henry Castle, a private of company H.
of that regiment, and also an application respecting Thomas C. Pennington, a private of Capt. Wilson Tate's company, of the same regiment, and I deem it expedient to request your early consideration of the subject.
It appears that private Castle was captured by a detachment of Federal troops in the vicinity of Baton Rouge, on or about the 7th of the present month, and private Pennington on or about the 28th day of June; that they were taken to New Orleans, and are now held either there or at one of the forts in the vicinity in close confinement; with the threat that they are to be tried a