War of the Rebellion: Serial 115 Page 0410 PRISONERS OF WAR, ETC.

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viz: That he will not escape from t he fort or hold communication with any one except through the authorities of the post and that there shall be no secret meaning to any communication so held. He wishes to give this that he may be rleased from close confinement and allowed the privileges of exervice in the parade of the post. I would respectfully recommend that his request be granted.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

MARTIN BURKE,

Lieutenant-Colonel Third Artillery, Commanding Post.

FORT LAFAYETTE, New York Harbor, March 24, 1863.

Brigadier General L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General, U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.

SIR: I wrote you some days since in regard to a parole for R. T. Zarvona (the French lady). He now desires me to say that if released he will leave the country and give his parole of honor not to return to the United States or the Confederate States during the war, and that he will not take part in the rebellion. He says he will do this becuase his health is destroyed by the confinement he has undergone.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

MARTIN BURKE,

Lieutenant-Colonel Artillery, Commanding Post.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTH ARMY CORPS,

Fort Monroe, Va., April 11, 1863.

Colonel WILLIAM HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners.

COLONEL: * * * The Secretary of War has authorized me to exchange Zarvona. Please send him with the other officers. * * *

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. H. LUDLOW,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Agent for Exchange of Prisoners.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Washington, April 11, 1 863.

Lieutenant Colonel MARTIN BURKE,

Commanding Fort Hamilton, New York Harbor.

COLONEL: By direction of the Secretary of War you will forward without delay the prisoners of war named on the accompanying list. * * * You will also forward to Fort Delaware at the same time Thomas alias R. T. Zarvona. * * *

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Colonel Third Infantry and Commissary-General of Prisoners.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF EASTERN KENTUCKY,

Louisa, Ky., May 11, 1863.

Colonel HOFFMAN, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

COLONEL: I have the honor to inquire whether the following-named persons who were understood to be held in close confinement at Richmond as hostages for Colonel Zarvona alias Thomas have been relased, viz: Captain Thomas Damron, West Virginia Home Gaurds; Lieutenant Wilson Damron, West Virginia Home Guards; Lieutenant Isaac Goble, Thirty-ninth