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Memoranda of Arrest of B.H. Jenkins, Alexandria VA. From Record Book, U.S. Department of State, "Arrests for Disloyalty"

B. H. Jenkins was arrested February 5, 1862, at Alexandria, Va.,by an agent of the Government charged with being a spy and having recently been in the rebel army acting as sutler and contractor. By order of the Secretary of State dated February 5, 1862, Jenkins was placed in the custody of the provost-marshal of Washington. The report of L. C. Baker, a Government agent who examined the person and papers taken from Jenkins, shows that Jenkins had with him at the tune of his arrest passes issued by both civil and military officers of the rebel government; also orders for cars to transport lumber. After his arrest Jenkins admitted that he voted for the ordinance of secession in Virginia, and voluntarily stated that he was interested in a sutlership in the Confederate army at Manassas Junction up to October last. The said B. H. Jenkins remained in custody at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington February 15, 1862, when in conformity with the order of the War Department of the preceding day he was transferred to the charge of that Department.

SOURCE: Official Records of the War of the Rebellion, Series 2, Volume 2, pg. 347

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