War of the Rebellion: Serial 114 Page 0132 PRISONERS OF WAR, ETC.

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HEADQUARTERS MISSOURI STATE GUARD,

Lexington, Mo., September 24, 1861.

General JAMES H. LANE, U. S. Army.

SIR: I am instructed by Major General S. Price, commanding Missouri State forces, to say that he is willing to exchange two of the U. S. officers now prisoners of war for Henry N. Rosser and Michael McCarty, prisoners in your hands.

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

HENRY LITTLE,

Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION,

Sedalia, September 29, 1861.

Major-General FREMONT,

Commanding Army of the West.

GENERAL: The bearer of these lines, Major Tyler, who was captured at Lexington and released since on parole, is a graduate of the Military Academy of Virginia. He wishes to be exchanged as soon as possible if such measure will be taken, and I take the liberty of recommending him to your favorable consideration.

I am, general, your most obedient servant,

F. SIGEL,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS WESTERN DEPARTMENT, U. S. ARMY,

Camp Lillie, Jefferson City, September 30, 1861.

Major General STERLING PRICE,

Commanding Missouri State Guard.

SIR: An order has been received at these headquarters signed by Brigadier-General Harris, Missouri State Guard, exchanging Lieutenant Edwin Moore, First Regiment Missouri Volunteers, for Captain Blackford, Missouri State Guard. I am directed by Major-General Fremont to inform you that as the proposal is not grade for grade he declines to approve this exchange.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. H. EATON,

Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

[JEFFERSON CITY], September 30, 1861.

Major General STERLING PRICE,

Commanding Missouri State Guard.

SIR: I am directed by Major-General Fremont to propose to you the exchange of Lieutenant Colonel John Knapp, prisoner of war now at Saint Louis, for Lieutenant-Colonel Thacher, U. S. Volunteers. If this meets with your approval please notify me at once.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. H. EATON,

Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.