War of the Rebellion: Serial 114 Page 0074 PRISONERS OF WAR, ETC.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, Va., January 19, 1862.

Major General B. HUGER, Commanding at Norfolk, Va.

GENERAL: I send herewith by flag of truce the following persons: T. S. Wilson, who si on parole for forty-five days, unless within that time First Lieutenant W. G. Jones, Tenth U. S. Infantry, be unconditionally released and put at liberty, at Fort Monroe, Va.

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Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

HDQRS. OF THE ARMY, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, January 20, 1862.

Major General H. W. HALLECK, U. S. Army,

Commanding Department of the Missouri, Saint Louis, Mo.

SIR: In reply to your letter of the 12th instant in relation to exchange of prisoners, I have respectfully to inform you that he intention is not to commit our Government by formally acknowledging the existence of a government in the so-called Confederate States. The mode you indicate of negotiating with generals on the other side is now successfully carried out by General Wool with General Huger, and you are authorized to effect the exchange of may of our prisoners in this manner. It is important, however, to have as accurate a record as possible of the prisoners released by us, and a telegram was sent you to request you would furnish a list of those in your custody, with their respective rank.

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

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, Va., January 20, 1862.

Major General B. HUGER, Commanding at Norfolk, Va.

GENERAL: I am desired to propose to you that Captain W. D. Farley, aide to General Bonham, and Lieutenant F. de Caradine, held in Washington as prisoners taken in arms against the United States, shall be released and sent to Norfolk, on condition that Captain J. H. Potter, Seventh U. S. Infantry, and Lieutenant H. M. Lazelle, Eighth Infantry, shall be released from their parole.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORFOLK,

Norfolk, Va., January 20, 1862.

Colonel J. DIMICK, Commanding at Fort Warren.

SIR: Some of the released prisoners from Fort Warren stated that you had not received notice of the prisoners of Dr. De Witt C. Peters in exchange for Dr. Wyatt M. Brown. I have sent General Wool a