O.R.--SERIES II--VOLUME VI [S# 119]
UNION AND CONFEDERATE CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, ETC., RELATING TO PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE FROM JUNE 11, 1863, TO MARCH 31, 1864.--#45
Harrisonburg, March 30, 1864.
His Excellency Governor WILLIAM SMITH:
GOVERNOR: Under instructions from General J. D. Imboden, I forward to you this morning the following prisoners: Aaron Bechtol, Jos. S. Wheat (these men are members of the bogus Virginia Legislature, were captured by Major O'Ferrall during a recent raid into Morgan County, W. Va.), Robert Finn (this man is the Commonwealth's attorney for Morgan County under the bogus government), S. M. Shrives (citizen of Morgan and a member of the Union League of Western Virginia). Attention is called to the order of General Imboden, inclosed within. You will please receipt for them.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. R. NUNN,
Lieutenant and Provost-Marshal.
Per W. S. ROHR,
MARCH 31, 1864.
The within-named parties sent to Castle Thunder.
HEADQUARTERS VALLEY DISTRICT,
March 29, 1864.
Lieutenant Nunn, provost marshal at Harrisonburg, will forward Bechtol and Wheat, members of the bogus Legislature at Wheeling, and Finn, the bogus Commonwealth's attorney of Morgan County, to Richmond to His Excellency Governor Smith, as these men are guilty of treason against the State. Shrives will be sent to Castle Thunder on the charge of aiding and abetting the public enemy and being a member of a treasonable organization known as the Union League. I earnestly request the authorities at Richmond not to release these men without giving me the opportunity of proving their offenses.
J. D. IMBODEN,