“I enclose herewith a remarkable document presented at our out guards today by Capt. George of the Rebel Army.”

Nov 23 1861 Wrote Capt. William McMichael, A.A. Gen. Dept. of the Mo., “I enclose herewith a remarkable document presented at our out guards today by Capt. George of the Rebel Army.

“Capt. George is permitted to go to St. Louis, as a prisoner on Parole, to report to the Gen. Comdg. the Dept. for his decision.

“P.S. Capt George, since my writing the above, states that he is not nor has he been in the Confederate Army.  He was a Camp Jackson prisoner since which he has not taken up arms.  He now simply claims the right under the Price Frémont exchange to return to his family in St. Louis, and should he desire to do so, to join Gen. Price and the Mo. state troops.”

The Papers of Ulysses S Grant, Vol 3, p 218-9

O.R., II, i, 116

[The enclosed statement was written by Gus Henry, asst. adj. gen. for Confederate Gen. Gideon Pillow.]

“Capt. James George and lieut Henry Guibor, late prisoners of war and duly exchanged by agreement between Maj. Gen. Frémont U.S.A. and Maj Gen. Price of the Missouri State troops as appears to me, now therefore I grant said officers this ‘safe Guard’ to pass the picket lines and videts of this army in their Return to Saint Louis and back to this place.”

O.R., II, i, 116-7

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