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of prisoners. If you approve of the exchange of Colonel Hoffman with Captain Barron, of the rebel Navy, I think I will be able to renew exchanges as heretofore between General Huger and myself.

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

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, Va., March 27, 1862.

Major General B. HUGER, Commanding at Norfolk.

GENERAL: I received your communication of the 26th instant last evening. I can discover no good reason why-you and myself cannot renew the exchange of prisoners as heretofore. I will make an effort to bring it about; at the same time call attention to Colonel Hoffman and Captain Barron. I send with the flag of truce Mr. [Carl O.] Witte, Swedish vice-consul at Charleston. Also a few letters for the South.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, Va., March 27, 1862.

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

GENERAL: I agree to the exchange of Colonel Hoffman for Captain Barron. I will immediately apply for Captain Barron's release on parole provided you will do the same in regard to Colonel Hoffman.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, March 28, 1862.

Major-General WOOL, Fort Monroe:

This Department does not approve the exchange of Captain Barron for Colonel Hoffman. Any military officer of the same rank held by this Government will be exchanged for Colonel Hoffman.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, March 28, 1862.

MEMORANDUM.]

The adjutant-general will issue the following order:

Lieutenant Colonel Martin Burke is authorized to remove General Stone from Fort Lafayette to Fort Hamilton and there to assign him to such quarters as he deems proper, and to give him such opportunity for taking the air and exercise which may in his judgment be consistent with his safe-keeping.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.