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U. S. Army, and Captain Barron, C. S. Navy; you are now authorized to state that his proposition is accepted.

Colonel Hoffman is now on parole within the United States, and as soon as Captain Barron arrives at Norfolk you will inform Colonel Hoffman that he is released from his parole.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. E. LEE,

General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS, Richmond, Va., April 3, 1862.

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

GENERAL: I am directed by General Lee to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 2nd instant,* inclosing copy of one from General Wool saying that the exchange of Captain Barron, C. S. Navy, for Colonel Hoffman, U. S. Army, had been refused. The authority sent you to effect this exchange was based upon the letter from General Wool of the 27th ultimo, wherein he says:

I agree to the exchange of Colonel Hoffman for Captain Barron.

The general instructs me to say that he can name no other officer for whom Colonel Hoffman can be exchanged.

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

W. H. TAYLOR,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF HENRICO, Richmond, April 3, 1862.

General B. HUGER, Norfolk.

GENERAL: I send by order of the Secretary of War the following officers to be exchanged, viz: Colonel Bromford for Colonel Pegram; Colonel Woodruff for Colonel Willie; Captain Bliss for Lieutenant Myers, of the Navy; Lieutenant Van Horn for Midshipman Wharton.

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These prisoners are sent by my aide-de-camp, Lieutenant Winder.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO H. WINDER,

Brigadier-General.

ADDENDA.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. -GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 10.

Washington, January 10, 1863.

I. The following officers and men have been declared duly exchanged as prisoners of war since the announcement in General Orders, Numbers 191, of November 19, 1862:

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6. All captures of officers, enlisted men, and camp followed, in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, and Louisiana, up to January 1, 1863.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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