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you to plead her own cause. I would prefer, however, that she be not permitted to go ashore but allowed to see her family under the flag of truce if it be your pleasure to grant her request.

U. S. GRANT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST DIVISION, WESTERN DEPARTMENT,

[Columbus,] December 6, 1861.

Brigadier General U. S. GRANT, U. S. Army.

GENERAL: I have pleasure in returning to you Colonel Dougherty, the last of your command who was wounded in the battle of the 7th ultimo and who has so far recovered as to allow of his removal.

I also return to you Lieutenant Smith, who has been the attendant and nurse of Colonel Dougherty and whose devoted services may still be necessary to his comfort and ultimate recoverty. He is relased on parole.

The memorandum herewith sent you will show that in the exchange or release of prisoners heretofore made exclusive of that made through Colonel Buford in the first instance I have released 114 against 124 released by you.

I will send you so soon as the arrangements can be made the difference between these numbers with the understanding that henceforth those exchanged shall be made with a district regard to the numbers and grade of the prisoners exchanged.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

L. POLK,

Major-General, Commaning C. S. Army.

[Inclosure.]

Memorandum of prisoners by Generals Polk and Grant.

By General Grant, per Colonel Buford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

By General Grant, after battle, per Colonel

Webster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

By General Grant in persons, less six that

declined coming. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

By General Grant, per Colonel Buford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

130

Less. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

By General Polk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

By General Polk, for General McCown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

By General Polk, of men taken from battle-field on the 8th. . . . . 9

Total. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

HDQRS. OF THE ARMY, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, December 10, 1861.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Commanding Department of the Missouri, Saint Louis:

The general-in-chief desires that the proposition of General Polk dated November 29 for the exchange of a young man named John Groves, detained as a prisoner at Columbus, Ohio, be acceded to. General Polk's letter was forwarded by Brigadier-Generl Grant from Cairo.

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.

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