War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0406 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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cause be delivered as agreed, others actually in the service - military service - of the Confederate States shall be sent in their stead without unnecessary delay.

STERLING PRICE,

Major-General, Provisional Army, C. S.,

Commanding First Division, Army of the West.

By THOMAS L. SNEAD,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

By order of Brigadier-General Curtis, commanding Army of the Southwest:

T. I. McKENNY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,

Monterey, May 1, 1862.

If General Curtis has not prisoners enough to fulfill this agreement, others will be furnished from Saint Louis or Alton. The voluntary release of Lexington prisoners was not a matter of agreement.

By order of Major-General Halleck:

J. C. KELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Norfolk, Va., March 26, 1862.

Major General JOHN E. WOOL,

Commanding Department of Virginia.

SIR: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of 24th instant and state in reply:

First. That I am informed by General Winder the prisoners promised were not sent because General Cobb requested they might be detained until the agreement for exchnges between you had been perfected.

Second. I have no further instructions as to the exchange of prisoners since my reply to your letter of the 11th instant. I cannot enter into any agreement with you at present, but I see no objection to my receiving and forwarding any propositions you may please to make.

Third. There were several proposals made previous to the appointment of commissioners for a general exchange which it appears to me should be carried out in good faith on both sides. I am desirous of doing so. I made an offer to you on the 27th of January to exchange Colonel Hoffman for Captain Barron to which I have as yet received no answer.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

BENJ. HUGER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, Va., March 27, 1862.

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON, Secretary of War.

SIR: I herewith transmit copies of three letters,* one from Major-General Huger and two from myself to him, relating to the exchange

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* Huger to Wool, March 26, ante, and Wool to Huger, March 27 (two), p. 407.

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