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The Daily Dispatch: September 26, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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The release of Pope's officers. --The release and departure from this city of Pope's officers has been noticed. The Enquirer, of yesterday, thus explains the reason of their release: This action was taken in consequence of the expel declaration, from the highest military authority of the Yankee Government, that the orders of Gen. Pope, to which exception had been taken by President Davis, were no longer in force. The reason for their detention, according to the proclamation of President Davis, no longer existing, they stood upon precisely the same footing as other Yankee officers, and were, therefore, subject to parole and exchange. Our readers are doubtless aware of the ground upon which the close confinement of Pope's officers was placed. Our Government, always anxious to conduct this contest upon the acknowledged usages of civilized warfare, was forced, by the highest obligations of duty to its citizens, to adopt such measures of retribution, and retaliation as would