War of the Rebellion: Serial 116 Page 0476 PRISONERS OF WAR AND STATE, ETC.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, Va., April 24, 1862.

Brigadier General L. THOMAS,

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

GENERAL: I inclose herewith a copy of a letter* received yesterday from Major General B. Huger inclosing a list of Federal prisoners taken at South Mills. Twenty are released on parole and three have died.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, Va., April 24, 1862

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

GENERAL: I would propose for exchange the following-named officers for officers of like rank in the Southern service; Colonel Cogswell, Forty-second New York Volunteers; Colonel M. Corcoran Sixty-ninth New York State Militia; Colonel Willcos, First Michigan Volunteers; Major I. V. D. Reeve, First U. S. Infantry; First Lieutenant D. S. Gordon Second U. S. Cavalry; First Lieutenant J. Ford Kent, Third U. S. Infantry; First Lieutenant G. B. Kirby, Forty-seventh New York Volunteers.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

P. S. - I would also propose for exchange Major I. Vogdes, U. S. Army.

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF VIRGINIA,

Fort Monroe, Va., April 24, 1862

Major General B. HUGER, Commanding, Norfolk.

GENERAL: Allow me to call your special attention to Colonel Willcox. I would propose for Colonel Willcox Colonel Thomas J. Davidson, Twenty-third Regiment Mississippi Volunteers, now at Fort Warren, or any other officer of the same rank. Please to reply as soon as convenient as friends are at Fort Monroe waiting to learn if the exchange can be made.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NORFOLK,

Norfolk, April 24, 1862.

Major General JOHN E. WOOL

Commanding Department of Virginia.

SIR: I send you the wounded prisoners and nurses released upon parole of whom I wrote to you this morning. Inclosed please find a list* of these men. Surgeon Warren goes in charge of them and he is unconditionally released.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

BENJ. HUGER,

Major-General, Commanding Department.

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*Not found.

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