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so doubling up to a brigadier-general, which I understand to be the rank to Commodore Barron. The inclosed list of paroled officers will show that regular officers now in Texas as prisoners of war have been provided with exchanges which will hardly be refused, being principally officers lately belonging to the Navy.

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

J. DIMICK,

Colonel First Artillery, Commanding Post.

[Inclosure.]

List of prisoners paroled for officers of the Regular Army by Colonel Dimick*.

FORT WARREN, January 26, 1862.

Thomas H. Allen, lieutenant, ordered paroled to be exchanged for R. T. Frank, first lieutenant, Eighth Infantry, U. S. Army; Julian Myers, late U. S. Navy, paroled to be exchanged for Zenas R. Bliss, Eighth Infantry, U. S. Army; T. S. Wilson, late lieutenant U. S. Marine Corps, paroled to be exchanged for W. G. Jones, Tenth Infantry, U. S. Army; A. D. Wharton, late U. S. Navy, ordered paroled to be exchanged for J. J. Van Horn, Eighth Infantry, U. S. Army; W. H. Ward, late U. S. Navy, paroled to be exchanged for F. E. Prime, captain, Engineers, U. S. Army; D. A. Forrest and H. B. Claiborne, late U. S. Navy, paroled to be exchanged for J. V. Bromford, major Sixth Infantry, U. S. Army; William Biggs, second lieutenant, North Carolina Volunteers, and H. C. Holt, Georgia Volunteers, paroled to be exchanged for William E. Merril, lieutenant, Engineers, U. S. Army; H. A. Gilliam, major, North Carolina Volunteers, paroled to be exchanged for Major Reeve, U. S. Infantry, or Major Sibley in case Reeve is released.

J. DIMICK,

Colonel First Artillery, Commanding Post.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, Va., January 27, 1862.

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

GENERAL: I agree to the exchange of Colonel Hoffman and Captain Barron. I will immediately apply for Captain Barron's release on parole provided you will do the same in regard to Colonel Hoffman.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORFOLK,

Norfolk, Va., January 29, 1862.

Major General JOHN E. WOOL,

Commanding Department of Virginia.

SIR: I am authorized to offer Lieutenant-Colonel Bromford in exchange for Lieutenant-Colonel Pegram. * * * The proposal the exchange Major H. A. Gillam, North Carolina Volunteers, for Major I. V. D. Reeve, U. S. Army, or Major C. C. Sibley, U. S. Army, is declined, but an offi-

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* Authority, letter Adjutant-General's Office, January 9, 1862.

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