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WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,

Richmond, January 28, 1862.

Major General BENJ. HUGER, Norfolk, Va.

SIR: I have your letter of 27th instant in relation to exchanges proposed by Major General John E. Wood in his letters to you of 24th and 25th instant. I will give Lieutenant Van Horn, of Eighth U. S. Infantry, in exchange for Midshipman Wharton. Lieutenant Van Horn has been ordered here from Texas, and will be sent to you on his arrival.

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Your obedient servant,

J. P. BENJAMIN,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,

Richmond, February 13, 1862.

Brigadier General J. H. WINDER, Richmond, Va.

SIR: Lieutenant R. T. Frank, Eighth Infantry, U. S. Army, is to be exchanged for Lieutenant Allen, and Lieutenant W. G. Jones is to be exchanged for Lieutenant Tattnall. Send Lieutenants Frank and Jones to General Huger.

Your obedient servant,

ROBT. WOULD,

Assistant Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS WESTERN MILITARY DISTRICT,

San Antonio, Tex., February 13, 1862.

Major SAMUEL BOYER DAVIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SIR: The orders respecting the exchange of the (officers) prisoners of war in Texas have been received and promptly delivered to those at and near this place.

General Orders, Numbers 6,* from the department commander, reached me by mail this morning and will be distributed immediately.

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. E. McCULLOCH,

Colonel, Commanding Western Military District.

WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,

Richmond, Va., February 16, 1862.

Major General B. HUGER, Norfolk, Va.

SIR: This letter will be handed you by Major H. A. Gilliam, sent here on parole for exchange with Major Reeve, U. S. Army, or Major Sibley, U. S. Army.

I have already informed you that I decline to exchange regulars for volunteers. I also decline to allow the enemy to choose their exchanges, picking out the officers on both sides.

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