BY TELEGRAPH FROM Memphis [June] 30th 186
TO MAJ. GEN HALLECK
Col Kinney who was captured with the train at Germantown has been paroled & permitted to return to Memphis on condition that he would return & give himself up within 60 days or effect an exchange for Col. Alex. Brown of a Tenn. Regt. captured at Island No 10—No. Regt. not given. Col Brown supposed to be at Columbus, O. or Boston, Mass. Col. Kinney says Jackson has 2 large Regts his own & a Miss. Regt
U. S. GRANT.
Telegram received, DNA, RG 94, Generals' Papers and Books, Telegrams Received by Gen. Halleck; copies, ibid., RG 393, USG Hd. Qrs. Correspondence; ibid., Dept. of the Miss., Hd. Qrs. in the Field, Telegrams Received; DLC-USG, V, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 88. For the capture of Col. Peter Kinney, 56th Ohio, see telegrams to Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, June 27, July 2, 1862. On July 3, 1862, Maj. John A. Rawlins issued Special Orders No. 127. "In pursuance of directions from Major Gen. Halleck, Commanding Dept. of the Miss., Col. Peter Kinney will report to Col. Hoffman, Superintendent of Prisoners of War, to effect his exchange." Copies, DLC-USG, V, 15, 16, 82, 87; DNA, RG 393, USG Special Orders. On July 24, Kinney wrote to USG. "Since writing you from Paducah I understand my regiment has been ordered to Helena, Ark. I now repeat the substance I wrote you, for fear you would not get my first letter. I was taken prisoner the 25th of June and promised if I could to get exchanged for Col. Alexander J. Brown, of a Tennessee regiment, who was taken prisoner at Island No. 10, and supposed to be at Columbus, Ohio, or at Boston, all of which I stated to you on my arrival at your headquarters. You immediately wrote on the subject, as I supposed from the inquiries made at the time. If it becomes necessary for me to go to Washington to effect the exchange I will do so by your permission. You will please in that event to send me a pass. My honor is at stake on this subject to surrender myself a prisoner or procure the exchange. I hope you will write me at Memphis soon, as I will remain there and wait your answer." O. R., II, iv, 276-77. In writing to Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton on Aug. 1, Kinney, then at Columbus, Ohio, stated that he had written to USG twice about his exchange, but had received no reply. Ibid., p. 323. Kinney was finally exchanged on Sept. 25 for Col. William A. Quarles, 42nd Tenn. In the meantime, Col. Alexander J. Brown, 55th Tenn., brother-in-law of Col. William H. Jackson who had captured Kinney, had been exchanged for another officer. Ibid., pp. 437, 556.