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.--#8
OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,
Washington, D.C., August 12, 1863.
Commodore W. D. PORTER, U.S. Navy,
Glen Cove, Long Island:
SIR: Your letter of the 4th instant, addressed to General Halleck, calling attention to the case of Mr. S. Kellogg, fourth master of the Essex, a prisoner at Richmond, has been referred to this office, and I have the honor to inform you that he is confined in Castle Thunder under charges of being a spy and a deserter. Assurances are given that he shall have the speediest possible trial, and if the charges are not sustained he will be delivered up. He has already been exchanged.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary. General of Prisoners.