War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0370 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, Va., March 11, 1862.

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

GENERAL: You will receive a dispatch for Brigadier General Howell Cobb, and also one for yourself, written on the 5th instant and sent as usual by a flag of truce on that day, but they were not received by the officer at Craney Island; at least no flag came out to receive them.

Mr. W. H. Ward is released from his parole. I desire to know if any more exchange of prisoners as heretofore between you and myself are to take place.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE SOUTHWEST,

Pea Ridge, Ark., March 11, 1862.

Captain J. C. KELTON, Assistant Adjutant-General.

SIR: * * * In reference to a verbal communication from General Van Dorn I have expressed a willingness to exchange prisoners of equaivalent rank, and hope in this way to obtain some officers that I very much desire. * * *

Respectfully,

SAML. R. CURTIS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SANDUSKY, March 11, 1862.

General M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:

The sick prisoners should have sheets. Shall I but them? May I make private contract for building? Ice still in the bay.

W. HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners.

QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, March 11, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel W. HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners, Sandusky, Ohio.

COLONEL: The following is a copy of a telegram this day sent you, viz:

Telegram of this date received. Give notice if only for three days for proposals for building temporary huts. Necessary sheets for sick prisoners may be supplied.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. C. MEIGS,

Quartermaster-General.

SANDUSKY, OHIO, March 11, 1862.

Captain J. A. POTTER, Assistant Quartermaster, Chicago, Ill.:

Please add 100 bed sacks and 100 pillow sacks to the number required for Camp Butler.

W. HOFFMAN,

Commissary-General of Prisoners.