Correspondence concerning Colonel William B. McCreery, Twenty-first Michigan.

 

FEBRUARY 15, 1864.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER,
Chief of Staff:

Cavalry returned to Williamsburg with 9 more escaped officers. A freshly detachment has gone out.

I. J. WISTAR,
Brigadier-General.


FEBRUARY 15, 1864.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER,
Chief of Staff:

I should have explained that refugees and escaped prisoners, knowing of the pickets at all the upper fords and bridges, almost invariably come down parallel with Charles City road, in hopes of finding boats on lower Chickahominy. After crossing it they are pretty safe, but boats are purposely removed by the enemy and only to be had at few points. The refugees and negroes generally cross by swimming. Seventeen leave here by boat to-morrow, including 6 field officers.

I. J. WISTAR,
Brigadier-General.


FEBRUARY 15, 1864.

Colonel J. W. SHAFFER,
Chief of Staff:

Colonel Straight is concealed in Richmond, but at large. His friends desire the papers to state his successful arrival here, for obvious reasons. Please arrange it immediately with the Associated Press agent.

I. J. WISTAR,
Brigadier-General.


FORT MAGRUDER, February 15, 1864.

Brigadier-General WISTAR,
Commanding:

The following are the names:

1. William B. McCreery, colonel Twenty-first Michigan Infantry.

2. H. C. Hobart, lieutenant-colonel Twenty-first Wisconsin Infantry.

3. T. S. West, lieutenant-colonel Twenty-fourth Wisconsin Infantry.

4. Alexander von Mitzel, major Seventy-fourth Pennsylvania Infantry.

5. Samuel Clark, captain, Seventy-ninth Illinois Infantry.

6. Gottlieb C. Rose, captain, Fourth Missouri Cavalry.

7. Albert Wallber, adjutant Twenty-sixth Wisconsin Infantry.

8. N. S. McKeen, first lieutenant, Twenty-first Illinois Infantry.

9. George M. Welles, second lieutenant, Eighth Michigan Cavalry.

ROBT. M. WEST,
Colonel, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

Major-General BUTLER:

The above are the 9 officers just arrived at Williamsburg.

I. J. WISTAR,
Brigadier-General.

 

 

 

 

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