Finding and sentence confirmed. Absalom Hicks will be held as a prisoner of war at the military prison at Columbus, Ohio.
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By command of Major-General Halleck:
J. C. KELTON,
The Pillow-Wallace Agreement to Exchange Prisoners.
Cairo, August 30, 1861.
Major General JOHN C. FREMONT,
Commanding Western Department.
SIR: I inclose you copy of communication to Brigadier-General Pillow* on the subject of an echange of prisoners; but you will observe we have guarded against any advantage which may have been sought under the guise of humanity.
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Most respectfully, your obedient servant,
R. J. OGLESBY,
Colonel, Commanding Froces at Cairo.
Bird's Point, Mo., August 30, 1861.
Saint Louis, Mo.
SIR: I have the honor to report to you that to-day an officer of the secession army, claiming to be Lieutenant Herdon, of the Bolivar (Mississippi) Troop (cavalry), came to our lines at this point bearing a flag of truce and a letter from General Pillow of which I inclose you a copy, marked "A"
Upon consultation with Colonel Oglesby, in command at Cairo, I prepared a reply of which the accompanying paper market "B" is an copy and sent it by the hand of Lieutenant Tufts, of Captain Noleman's cavalry company, to New Madrid.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. H. L. WALLACE,
Colonel, Commanding at Bird's Point.
New Madrid, August 28, 1861.
COMMANDING OFFICERS, Bird's Point and Cairo.
SIRS: I have in my encampment at Sikeston a number of the Federal army as prisoners. You have as prisoners a number of the Missouri State Troops under my command. You have a private, Frank a. Gay-
* See Wallace to Pillow, August 30, p. 505.