Correspondence from H. Ware to E.A. Hitchcock
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, EXECUTIVE DEPT.,
Boston, June 7, 1865.
Maj. Gen. E. A. HITCHCOCK,
Agent and Com. of Exchange of Prisoners, Washington, D. C.:
GENERAL: In addition to the statements in my letter of the 2d instant in the matter of the boys, Charles Fairfax Revaleon and Charles Gerrish Amos, captured in Texas with a portion of the Forty-second Massachusetts Regiment, I have the honor to state that I am to-day informed by Mrs. Revaleon that the only intelligence that she has received concerning her son is from one Hersey, a private in the Forty-second, who told her on his return that her son was sent to Houston and was living with a Judge Wheelock. She was told by another person that both the boys, who are related, were together in the prison at Galveston as slaves of the keeper of the prison. The relatives of these boys are very respectable people, and are well known in their occupation to very many of our best citizens.
His Excellency the Governor directs me to thank you for your attention to this matter and to express his hope that no effort will be spared to recover them.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Major and Acting Military Secretary.
WASHINGTON, April 14, 1863,
Respectfully returned to the honorable Secretary of War with the remark that it seems impossible to do anything in this case except as a result of success in the war.
E. A. HITCHCOCK, Major-General of Volunteers.
SOURCE: United States War Department. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Series II, Volume V. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901.