12.20 A. M. [28TH.]
Will you question the deserters as to the information given by Colonel Robinson? What division are they from? General Parke desires this information.
ALEX. S. WEBB,
Chief of Staff.
FEBRUARY 27, 1865-6 P. M.
Brigadier General JOHN A. RAWLINS,
Eight deserters in from the enemy to-day.
JNO. W. TURNER,
Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE JAMES,
February 27, 1865-7 p.m.
As the meeting is to arrange for the exchange of political prisoners and their mutual release, had I not better have some definite proposition to cover other cases as well as that of Pryor and Dent?
E. O. C. ORD,
CITY POINT, VA., February 27, 1865.
I thought the ostensible object of the meeting was to arrange for the release of prisoners improperly captured. You can arrange definitely for the exchange of all civilians confined within your department, and make such arrangements as you can for all others, subject to the approval of the highest authority both sides.
U. S. GRANT,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF VIRGINIA, ARMY OF THE JAMES,
In the Field, February 27, 1865-10.20 a.m.
Brevet Brigadier-General SHARPE,
Communication received. Corse relieved Terry near the Howlett house. Terry relieved Cox on the Appomattox. Cox probably back with Grimes' division, where he belongs. This leaves Pickett's old division entire between Appomattox and James.
FRED. L. MANNING,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Provost-Marshal-General.