Correspondance to Maj. Gen. E. R. S. CANBY from E. A. HITCHCOCK
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 1865.
Maj. Gen. E. R. S. CANBY, Commanding, New Orleans, La.:
GENERAL: I respectfully ask your attention to the following statement: When the expedition to Sabine river (set on foot by General Banks) was defeated there were captured, of the Forty-second Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, two colored boys, as I suppose, nearly grown, who were subsequently sold into slavery at Houston, Tex. Their names are Charles Fairfax Revaleon and Charles Gerrish Amos.
I beg to urge that every possible effort may be made to discover the whereabouts of these boys with a view to their recovery and their safe return to Boston, where they belong.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
E. A. HITCHCOCK,
Major-General of Vols., Commissioner for Exchange of Prisoners.