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Memoranda on Arrest of Robert W. Buckles, Olney, IL. From Record Book, U.S. Department of State, "Arrests for Disloyalty."

Robert W. Buckles was arrested by order of the Secretary of State at Olney, Ill., January 28, 1862, by the U. S. marshal of that State and conveyed to Fort Lafayette. He was charged with having been engaged with others in carrying on a contraband trade with the rebels in Kentucky, furnishing them with rifles and medicines. U.S. Marshal Phillips, of Illinois, states in a letter to the Secretary of State dated January 24, 1862, that the evidence of the guilty practices of Buckles and his associates is clear and unquestionable. The said Robert W. Buckles remained in custody at Fort Lafayette February 15, 1862, when in conformity with an order of the War Department of the preceding day he was transferred to the charge of the War Department.

SOURCE: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 2, pg. 343

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