War of the Rebellion: Serial 114 Page 0172 PRISONERS OF WAR, ETC.

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Lieutenant or master's mate, four men.

Sub-lieutenant or ensign, or midshipmen, warrant officers, masters of merchant vessels and captain of private armed vessels, three men.

Non-commissioned officers or lieutenant and maters of private armed vessels, mats of merchant vessels and all petty officers of ships of war, two men.

Private soldiers or seamen, one man.

By command of Major-General Halleck:

N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

INDIANAPOLIS, March 4, 1862.

Major-General HALLECK:

A number of prisoners propose to take the oath of allegiance and enlist in our regiments. A large number from Tennessee ask to take the oath of allegiance and be discharged on parole. What will you have done?

O. P. MORTON,

Governor of Indiana.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

St. Louis, March 4, 1862.

Colonel J. A. MULLIGAN, Camp Douglas, Chicago:

The question of enlisting prisoners of war has been submitted to General McClelland and I await his answer.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, March 7, 1862.

Colonel S. H. BOYD,

Twenty-fourth Regiment Missouri Vols., Commanding Post at Rolla.

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of communications dated the 1st of March forwarded by Colonel J. B. Wyman, and one of the 5th instant forwarded by you, in relation to an exchange of prisoners of war agreed upon by Lieutenant-Colonel Wood, Sixth Missouri Cavalry, and Colonel Coleman, of the Confederate Army, which agreement proposes the exchange of John W. Carlin, Company A, [G], and Martin G. Skaggs, Company E [K], Sixth Missouri Cavalry, for Silas Hendrick and John F. Downing, of Coleman's regiment, Confederate Army.

The major-general commanding directs that the exchange will be made. Brigadier General J. M. Schofield, commanding District of Saint Louis, will send the two men-Skaggs and Downing-with a suitable escort to Rolla.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

N. H. McLEAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.