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[675] Cantrill, of Morgan's command; Charles Traverse, Butternut. Cantrill and Traverse arrested in Walsh's house, in which was found two cart-loads large-sized revolvers, loaded and capped; two hundred stand of muskets, and ammunition. Also seized two boxes guns concealed in a room in the city; also arrested Judge Buck Morris, treasurer of the ‘Sons of Liberty,’ having complete proof of his assisting Shanks to escape, and plotting to release prisoners at this camp. Most of these rebel officers were in the city on the same errand in August last, their plan being to raise an insurrection and release prisoners of war at this camp. There are many strangers and suspicious persons in the city, believed to be guerillas and rebel soldiers. The plan was to attack the camp on election. All prisoners arrested are in camp. Captain Nelson and A. C. Coventry, of the police, rendered very efficient service.

J. B. Sweet, Colonel Commanding Post.

Mr. White to Secretary Stanton.—(telegram.)

Chicago, November 7, 1864.
Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War:
Colonel Sweet, by his energetic and decisive measures last night, has undoubtedly saved Camp Douglas from being opened, and the city from conflagration. I respectfully suggest that you send him a word of commendation.

Statement showing the strength of the army under the immediate command of Major-General George H. Thomas on the 31st of October, 20th and 30th of November, and 10th of December, 1864, as reported by the returns on file in the office of the Adjutant-General.

October 31, 1864.

commands.present for duty.present for duty, equipped.present and absent.aggregate.
Commanding Officers.Enlisted Men.Commanding Officers.Enlisted Men.Commanding Officers.Enlisted Men.
4th Corps71911,61268511,2261,38525,37726,762
23d Corps46110,16346110,16393821,107,22,045
District of Tennessee74817,91371517,9181,22227,74828,970
Unassigned detachments2487,1112196,50549811,85412,352

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