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Volunteers, and Dr. C. S. De Graw from their parole in place of Dr. William M. Page and Dr. James E. Lindsay, sent to Norfolk January 17, instant.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORFOLK,

Norfolk, Va., January 30, 1862.

Major General JOHN E. WOOL,

Commanding Department of Virginia.

SIR: I beg that you will release Assistant Surgeon Connolly, New York Volunteers, and Dr. C. S. De Graw from their parole in place of Dr. William M. Page and Dr. James E. Lindsay, sent to Norfolk on January 17.

By command of Major-General Huger:

BENJ. HUGER, JR.,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, Va., January 30, 1862.

Brigadier General L. THOMAS,

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

GENERAL: Herewith you will receive a copy of a communication to me from General Huger proposing certain exchanges. You will please to inform me if approved in whole or in part.

Captain Withington, First Michigan Regiment, has reported himself exchanged for Captain Sutton, North Carolina Volunteers; Second Lieutenant Ed. Connolly, Sixty-ninth New York State Militia, for Second Lieutenant N. H. Hughes, North Carolina Volunteers.

These officers have been released from parole. I also forward a copy of a communication from General Huger to me relating to a crew taken from the wreck of light-boat to which I would ask attention.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 1.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORFOLK,

Norfolk, Va., January 29, 1862.

Major General JOHN E. WOOL,

Commanding Department of Virginia.

SIR: I am authorized to offer Lieutenant-Colonel Bomford in exchange for Lieutenant-Colonel Pegram. I have to decline the exchanges of Lieutenants Farley and de Caradene* proposed in your letter of the 20th instant. The former is only a lieutenant and not a captain as you suppose. Both the officers are in the volunteer service and will be received in exchange for like officers not for regulars. The proposal therefore to exchange Major H. A. Gilliam, North Carolina Volunteers, for Major I. V. D. Reeve, U. S. Army, of Major C. C. Sibley, U. S. Army, is declined, but an officer of volunteers of equal rank will be given for him. For

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*See Vol. I, this Series, p. 74.

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