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copy of my letter of November 19, fully releasing Doctor Peters from his parole, and requesting it might forwarded to him. I now ask General Wool to forward the letter to you.

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With the highest respect, your obedient servant,

BENJ. HUGER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA, &C.,

Fort Monroe, January 22, 1862.

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

GENERAL: I herewith transmit a statement of exchanges that have been effected and of those that are now pending, as I understand them:

Exchanged: Asst. Surg. De Witt C. Peters, U. S. Army, released and forwarded to Fort Monroe, Va., November, 19, 1861, in exchange for Asst. Surg. Wyatt M. Brown, who was forwarded to Norfolk, Va., November 21, 1861.

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The following exchanges are now pending:

Lieutenant T. H. Allen, North Carolina Artillery, forwarded to Norfolk, January 18, 1862, to be exchanged for First Lieutenant R. T. Frank, Eighth Infantry.

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T. S. Wilson, forwarded to Norfolk, January 19, 1862, to be exchanged for First Lieutenant W. G. Jones, Tenth U. S. Infantry.

The above officers, in the event of their failing to procure the exchanges specified, are to return to Fort Warren on the expiration of their respective paroles.

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In obedience to instructions I have proposed the following Federal officers may be exchanged-Major and Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel Bromford, Sixth Infantry; Captain Z. R. Bliss, Eighth Infantry; First Lieutenant J. J. Van Horn, Eighth Infantry-with officers of the same rank now in our hands. I have also proposed the exchange of Colonel J. A. J. Bradford, North Carolina Volunteers, for Lieutenant Colonel William Hoffman, Eighth Infantry, Captain W. D. Farley, aide-de-camp, for Captain J. H. Potter, Seventh U. S. Infantry, and Lieutenant F. de Caradine for Lieutenant H. M. Lazelle, Eighth U. S. Infantry.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, Va., January 23, 1862.

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

GENERAL: I send herewith by flag of truce H. B. Claiborne and Dulaney A. Forrest, prisoners of war, who are permitted to go South on parole for forty-five days, unless within that time Major James V. Bromford, Sixth Infantry, U. S. Army, be unconditionally released and set at liberty, at Fort Monroe, in which event the first-named officers may consider themselves discharged from their parole.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.