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CHARLESTON, S. C., July 1, 1864.

Major General J. G. FOSTER,

Commanding Dept. of the South, Hilton Head, S. C.:

GENERAL: The journals of this morning inform us, for the first time, that 5 general officers of the Confederate service have arrived at Hilton Head, with a view to their being subjected to the same treatment that we are received here. We think it is just to ask these officers every kindness and courtesy that you can extend to them, in acknowledgment of the fact that we, at this time, are as pleasantly and comfortably situated as is possible for prisoners of war, receiving from the Confederate authorities every privilege that we could desire or except, nor are we unnecessarily exposed to fire.

Respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

H. W . WESSELLS,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers,

T. SEYMOUR,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers,

E. P. SCAMMON,

Brigadier-General,

C. A. HECKMAN,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers,

ALEXANDER SHALER,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers,

Prisoners of War.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Hilton Head, S. C., July 1, 1864.

Brigadier General E. E. POTTER,

Commanding District of Beaufort, &c.:

GENERAL: I inclose you two communications* for Major General Samuel Jones, commanding Confederate forces in South Carolina, &c., which the commanding general directs you to send out as soon as possible. There is also a box in the hands of Dr. Marsh, Beaufort, for General Seymour, which please have sent forward at the same time. General Foster directs that you exercise great vigilance in order to prevent spies from going to the enemy during the expedition.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. F. ANDERSON,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, Hilton Head, S. C., July 1, 1864.

Major General SAMUEL JONES,

Commanding Confederate Forces,

S. Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, Charleston, S. C.:

GENERAL: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your voluminous letter of the 22nd. I wish, however, to be informed definitely whether the intention declared in your letter of the 13th ultimo has been carried into effect. If so, I would respectfully request information

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*Only one inclosure found.

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