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armies at Richmond as you will perceive by the general's letter may delay exchange as heretofore.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

FORT MONROE, May 24, 1862.

Honorable P. H. WATSON, Assistant Secretary of War:

Colonel Joseph Drake can pass into Virginia by Fort Monroe to Petersburg. Keep him a few days until the privatters come to this post for exchange with our hostages. I will send a flag of truce to-morroe to ascertain when the hostages can be forwarded for exchange. Seemy telegram of this date to the Secretary of War. It is reported that the rebels are leaving Richmond and reports say they are going North. More likely, if it is true, they are going to join Beauregard to overwhelm Halleck. General McClellan did not think they were leaving yesterday.

JOHN E. WOOL,

Major-General.

CAMP ON CORINTH ROAD, May 24, 1862.

Governor DAVIS TOD, Columbus:

General Beauregard has refused to exchange officers unless all exchanged.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK,

Opposite Fredericksburg, Va., May 24, 1862.

Brigadier General J. R. ANDERSON, Commanding near Massaponax.

GENERAL: I have just received the following from the Secretary of War:

You may answer that Generals Buckner and Tilghman are not confined in dungeons. I have directed a specific report to be made as to how they are confined, which when received will be transmitted to you.

I have only to add that when that report shall be received I will lose no time in communicating with you again on the subject.

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

IRVIN McDOWELL,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NEW MEXICO,

Santa Fe, N. Mex., May 24, 1862.

Brigadier General H. H. SIBLEY, Commanding, &c., Mesilla.

SIR: In the list of prisoners proposed to you for exxhange the name of Captain J. H. Minks, of the New Mexico volunteers, was accidently omitted. I now propose that he be exchanged for any officer of the Confederate Army of like rank that you may designate.

The official papers of Major Brownrigg, chief commissary of your brigade, are in my possession and I propose to exchange them for the records of the Third Cavalry (late Mounted Riflemen) which are understood to be in your possession.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. R. S. CANBY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Department.