War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0216 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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to be taken will soon secure the liberation of Lieutenant Campbell. When released he will receive a furlough for thirty days or longer if necessary to enable him to visit his wife and family.

Trusting that the fortunes of war will soon realize your wishes, I am, madam, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

[JAS. A. HARDIE],

Lieutenant-Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.

SAINT LOUIS, January 26, 1862.

Major R. ALLEN, Chief Quartermaster.

MAJOR: A quartermaster or agent should be sent to Alton prison to-morrow morning to provide fuel, &c., for the occupation of the place by the prisoners of war and a garrison of say four companies. Fire should be built in all the stoves for a day or two to dry the place of all dampness. The well should be cleaned and pumped out, or provisions made for a supply of water from the river; also tables and benches in eating rooms, &c.

Yours, &c.,

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

INDIANAPOLIS, January 27, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

I accept the appointment of commissioner. Will be in Washington on the 29th.

E. R. AMES.

NEW YORK, January 27, 1862.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

I accept the appointment of commissioner. Will be in Washington on the 29th.

E. R. AMES.

NEW YORK, January 27, 1862.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON:

I accept the appointment of commissioner to visit prisoners. Will be in Washington at the earliest moment that I can dispose of some existing engagements here, probably Wednesday morning.

HAMILTON FISH.

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

Washington, January 27, 1862.

Major General JOHN E. WOOL, U. S. Army,

Commanding Department of Virginia, Fort Monroe, Va.

SIR: The General-in-Chief desires you to propose the exchange of Lieutenant Colonel William A. Nichols (a major when taken) and Captain Frederick E. Prime for some prisoners of like rank in our hands. The former officer is on parole; the latter is still a prisoner. The Rev. F. V. Hoskins who was taken prisoner at Hatteras has been informed that he may proceed to Norfolk via Fort Monroe on parole, to return within thirty days unless he shall effect the release of Rev. Hiram Eddy, chaplain of a Connecticut regiment, who was taken prisoner at the battle of Bull Run.

I am, sir, &c.,

L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General.