War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0238 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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You will make monthly reports to these headquarters with full list of prisoners, noting all changes during the month, whether exchanged, released on parole, died, discharged, &c. You will distinguish in such report between those merely held in custody as prisoners of war and those under charges or sentence of court-martial or military commission.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

ARLINGTON, February 4, 1862.

Brigadier General S. WILLIAMS:

Brigadier-General Wadsworth informs me that the bearer of the flag of truce was still waiting at the outposts. Is it possible for him to be informed early in the morning whether the answer will be sent to him in the course of the day?

IRVIN McDOWELL,

Brigadier-General.

LOUISVILLE, KY., February 4, 1862.

Major General GEORGE B. McCLELLAN, Washington, D. C.:

I have proposed to Johnston [A. S.]* an exchange of prisoners. I shall only include those belonging to my command and shall then have some left.

D. C. BUELL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

OFFICE COMMISSARY-GENERAL OF PRISONERS,

Sandusky, Ohio, February 4, 1862.

Captain F. MYERS, Assistant Quartermaster, Columbus, Ohio.

CAPTAIN: Can you furnish blankets for the depot of prisoners of war to be used by prisoners on my requisition?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. HOFFMAN,

Lieutenant Colonel Eighth Infantry, Commissary-General of Prisoners.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE, Washington, February 5, 1862.

Major General GEORGE B. McCLELLAN, Washington.

GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose herewith a letter+ from James H. Causten, esq., of this city, relative to an exchange for his son, Manuel C. Causten, a prisoner of war now confined at Richmond, Va., and would recommend that such an exchange be made if possible.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. W. SEWARD,

Assistant Secretary.

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*Reference to letter of February 2, p. 231.

+Not found, but see Vol. I, this Series, p. 598, and Vol. II, this Series, pp. 171 et seq., 277, 308, and 1401 et seq., for reference to Causten's case.

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