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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA, &C.,

Fort Monroe, Va., January 16, 1862.

Major General BENJAMIN HUGER,

Commanding at Norfolk, Va.

GENERAL: I would inform you that the following exchanges have been ordered and the prisoners will be released and sent to my headquarters. When they arrive they will be forwarded to you by a flag of truce: For Lieutenant I. W. Hart, Twentieth Indiana Regiment, already released on parole, Lieutenant G. W. Grimes, Seventh [Seventeenth] North Carolina Volunteers; for Captain Shillinglaw, Seventy-ninth New York, already released, Lieutenant Dalton, late U. S. Navy; for Captain Manson, Seventy-ninth New York, Captain Tansill, late U. S. Marine Corps; for Captain William Dickinson, Third U. S. Infantry, already released, Lieutenant J. R. F. Tattnall, late U. S. Marine Corps.

I would propose if agreeable an exchange between Colonel J. A. J. Bradford, of North Carolina, and Lieutenant Colonel William Hofman, Eighth U. S. Infantry, so that they may be mutually released from their paroles.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FORT COLUMBUS,

New York Harbor, January 16, 1862.

General L. THOMAS,

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

GENERAL: I request authority to send sixteen prisoners of war to Fort Warren, Boston Harbor. These men were too sick to go with the others when they were sent, but are now well and the surgeon recommends their removal on account of the crowded state of the hospital.

May I request an early answer?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. LOOMIS,

Colonel Fifth Infantry, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE, January 31, 1862.

If these prisoners of war are yet at Fort Columbus Colonel Loomis will send them to Fort Monroe, Va., to be released on parole in exchange for others. Please report in the matter and give the names and rank of the prisoners.

By command of Major-General McClellan:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA, &C.,

Fort Monroe, January 17, 1862.

Major General B. HUGER, Commanding at Norfolk, Va.

GENERAL: I send herewith by flag of truce the following-named prisoners of war who are permitted to return South on the conditions specified in each case: John Pegram, on the condition that he will return and surrender himself at Fort Monroe by the 15th of February, 1862, unless he shall procure the release without parole of Colonel O. B. Willcox, First Michigan Regiment; Captain William Sutton, North Carolina Volunteers, on parole for thirty days unless within that time Captain Withington, First Michigan Regiment, be unconditionally