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Case Against Col. J. M. Ogden, Weston, Kentucky, arrested January 1, 1862.

Col. J. M. Ogden was arrested by order of Brigadier General Grant January 1, 1862, at his residence in Weston, Ky., and was delivered into the custody of U. S. Marshal Phillips, of Illinois, January 16, and on the same day by order of the Secretary of State was conveyed to Fort Lafayette. The charges against Colonel Ogden were disloyalty to the United States Government. Jannary 16, 1862, General Grant telegraphed to the Secretary of State that the persons named (Colonel Ogden and others) are very dangerons men and ought to be permanently secured. U. S. Marshal Phillips states in a letter to the Secretary of State, dated January 16, 1862, Colonel Ogden is one of the most wealthy and respectable rebels in Western Kentucky, and is a most important man to hold. The said Col. J. M. Ogden remained in custody at Fort Lafayette 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. 1357-1358

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