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officers referred to in the communication received be me from the rebel General Samuel Jones and of which I wrote in my letter to yourself on the 16th instant.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. G. FOSTER,

Major-General, Commanding.

[Inclosure.]

For some time past it has been known that a batch of Yankee prisoners, comprising the highest in rank now in our hands, were soon to be brought hither to share the pleasures of the bombardment. They accordingly arrived on Sunday. We give a list of their names and rank:

Brigadier-Generals Seymour, Wessells, Scammon, Shaler, and Heckman; Cols. I. G. Grover, I. R. Hawkins, W. Harriman, T. F. Lehmann, O. H. La Grange, H. C. Lee, R. White, H. C. Bolinger, H. L. Brown, E. L. Dana, and E. Fardella; Lieutenant Cols. E. L. Hayes, H. B. Hunter, T. H. Higinbotham, G. C. Joslin, W. E. McMackin, D. Miles. W. C. Maxwell, J. D. Mayhew, S. Moffitt, E. Olcott, J. J. Polsley, A. F. Rogers, J. H. Burnham, C. B. Baldwin, W. G. Bartholomew, W. R. Cook, C. J. Dickerson, J. F. Fellows, G. A. Frambes, W. H. Glenn, J. P. Spofford, J. W. Stewart, A. W. Taylor, and W. P. Lasselle; Majs. C. H. Beeres, W. F. Baker, E. N. Bates, J. E. Clark, D. A. Carpenter, W. Crandall, H. D. Grant, J. Hall, and J. H. Johnson.

These prisoners we understand will be furnished with comfortable quarters in that portion of the city most exposed to the enemy's fire. The commanding officer on Morris Island will be duly notified of still continue their wanton and barbarous work it will be at the peril of the captive officers.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH,

Hilton Head, S. C., June 22, 1864.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Chief of Staff, Armies of the United States, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: I beg leave again to refer to the want of light-draught vessels for the operations that I contemplate in this department. With several light-draught steamers, such as we had at Fortress Monroe and in North Carolina, I could at any time make incursions through the creeks and inland waters of this department that would result in the destruction of much rebel property, bridges trestle-work, cotton, &c. If I could have the four light-draught steamers Burnside, Reno, Parke, and Foster, with the two new ones now built in New York, the Savannah and Augusta, with the Thirteenth New Your Volunteers (heavy artillery), Colonel Howard, to man them, I could keep up a small force in constant motion harassing the enemy. For this advantage I would be willing to exchange to or three regiments of the best infantry.

I inclose you a drawing* of these boats. Each of them has six launches, and is armed with six boat howitzers.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. G. FOSTER,

Major-General, Commanding.

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* Not found.

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