Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Carlos A. Waite to Lorenzo Thomas, June 3, 1862

DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS, Plattsburg, N.Y., June 3, 1862.

General L. THOMAS,
Adjutant-General U.S. Army, Washington.

SIR: I have the honor to report that in compliance with the directions of the Secretary of War contained in a telegram (without date) received from you on the 15th of April last I have visited Fort Mackinac and made arrangements for the reception and safe-keeping of some fourteen or fifteen state prisoners of war. Two one-story buildings have been selected for their quarters. One was formerly used as a hospital and the other as quarters for officers. A hasty sketch† of the ground floor of these buildings herewith inclosed will show the space allowed for their accommodation. I also inclose a copy of my instructions to Captain Wormer, the officer in command of Fort Mackinac.

I am, general, with much respect, your obedient servant,

Colonel of First Infantry.

† Not found.

SOURCE: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies During the War of the Rebellion, Series II, Volume 3, p. 634-5

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